Gallery to host handmade crafts exhibitv

9:31 am | October 22, 2012

In celebration of the holiday season, Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, State of Franklin Chapter, will be exhibiting original works at the Johnson City Area Arts Council Gallery from Nov. 1 through Dec. 19. This exhibit will include unique handmade crafts such as pottery, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, woodwork, ornaments and more.

“This will be a wonderful opportunity for people to shop for unique holiday gifts created by regional artists. From hand carved wooden ornaments to handmade jewelry, there will be something for everyone this year,” said Aleta Chandler, President of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, State of Franklin Chapter.

The Johnson City Area Arts Council will be open for First Fridays on Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 from 6-8 p.m. In addition the Holiday Show will be open to the public during regular business hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The gallery is in downtown Johnson City in the King’s Centre, 300 East Main St., Suite 102.

TACA is a statewide non-profit organization formed in 1965 by a group of Tennesseans active in fine crafts. The local State of Franklin Chapter includes members from Washington County and seven surrounding counties. Membership to TACA is open to anyone who wants to be involved in developing and promoting crafts in Tennessee. For more information, please visit

The Arts Council is a designated local arts agency supported in part by grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission and contributions by members and businesses. To become a member of the Johnson City Area Arts Council or for more information, call 423- 928-8229 or visit

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