"The mission of Townsend Artisan Guild is to connect fine arts and fine crafts and the people of East Tennessee through education of youth and adults, professional development of local artisans, and community development. The membership of the Corporation promotes an active interest in the arts through exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, and education as well as raising standards of professional performance among its working artisans."
Tip of the Month
“Joy is a well-made object. And objects have a way of becoming more than objects, through the skill, intensity and love that render them well made. Art is inseparable from craftsmanship —- and equally inseparable from thought about the nature of the work and from the intricate and speechless force of deep emotion. ….. having art around is good for everybody, not just artists and their patrons. Adapted from the teachings of Bill Reid (1920-1998)