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Tennessee Craft-South Studio Tour

Begin the Tennessee Craft-South Studio Tour at SAS! The SAS Gallery will again host the Tennessee Craft-South Annual Holiday Studio Tour exhibition. The group exhibition in the Gallery presents works from participating tour artists as well as items from SAS faculty and students and other members of Tennessee Craft-South.

The studio tour is on Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CST, and Sunday, December 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CST in Sewanee and Monteagle. Several dozen local and regional artists will show their work during the weekend: textiles, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, glass, paintings, metalwork, and woodwork. Sewanee artist studios open to the public include those of Bob Askew, Pippa Browne, Ben Potter, Claire Reishman, and Merissa Tobler. Other Sewanee locations are the American Legion Hall, Locals Gallery, and The Frame Gallery. In Monteagle, open studios include The Gallery in the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly and Hallelujah Pottery. Light refreshments will be available at most locations and masks are required at all locations.

Tennessee Craft-South is the regional branch of Tennessee Craft, the state-wide organization which supports and promotes all handmade crafts in Tennessee.

A special addition to the Tour this year is the Empty Tables project, an artist initiative sponsored by Tennessee Craft South—partnering with Sewanee Locally Grown, the Community Action Committee, and Morton Memorial Church—designed to address local hunger. While many artists don’t have the means to donate substantial funds to programs addressing this issue, they do have talents to contribute.  Participating artists will set aside time to create art celebrating the growing, serving, and eating of food: bowls, plates, napkins, paintings, candlesticks, etc. These art pieces will be available for purchase at the American Legion Hall and 100% of money raised will be used to purchase food for those in need.

Studio Tour brochures are available in the SAS Gallery, The Blue Chair, The Lemon Fair, Locals, Mooney's, Shenanigans, the Sewanee Inn, and at all participating studios.

Bright yellow signs mark the tour route, and maps are available at all locations on the tour as well as at all sponsors' locations, in the Sewanee Messenger, and on the Tennessee Craft website