Directions to ACC and Hours of Operation

Directions to the Appalachian Center for Craft and Hours of Operation

1560 Craft Center Drive, Smithville TN 37166 – (615) 597-6801

The Craft Center is located in central Tennessee approximately 60 miles east of Nashville, 20 miles west of Cookeville, and 120 miles west of Knoxville, six miles south of I-40.

On I-40, take Exit 273, Smithville/Hwy. 56, and follow Highway 56 south approximately six miles. 

Continue on Highway 56 across the big bridge over Center Hill Lake, and immediately at the south end of the bridge turn left at the Craft Center sign. Proceed for one mile to the Craft Center parking lot and facilities.  

In the image above, the large building to the right of center next to the volleyball court contains administrative offices, galleries, conference room, library, audio-visual facilities, and the Cafe.  The building to the left of center contains fibers and design studios upstairs and wood studios and the buildings-and-grounds shop downstairs.  A long building out of sight on the right is the “Hot Wing,” and contains studios for clay at the near end, metals in the center, and glass at the far end.  Housing is out of view to the left beyond the studio facilities.

Administrative office hours are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday.

We have a sales gallery and four exhibition galleries, and the hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, seven days a week.

Our Café, Blue Water Grille on the Hill, is open 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. Check their website for dinner hours.

To reach the office, call (615) 597-6801.

To reach the Gallery, call (931) 372-6882.

We are on Central Time.