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Huge Outpouring of Support for Arrowmont Allows School to Save Property

After more than a century on its current campus in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts' future was uncertain when the property went up for sale. From its renowned year-long residencies for emerging artists to the thousands of workshops, classes, exhibitions, lectures, and other programs for the public, Arrowmont has played a significant role in furthering arts and crafts locally, nationally, and internationally.

Today, Arrowmont announced it has raised more than $8 Million and is purchasing its historic property. The announcement comes at a perfect time, as the organization prepares for its annual Legacy Weekend and welcomes hundreds of alumni and supporters from across the country.

"Quite often we ask students who come to Arrowmont and they always say 'It changed my life in unexpected ways,' and we love to hear that and we will continue to change people's lives for the next 100 years," said Bill Griffith, a 27-year employee of Arrowmont and director of its Artist Residency Program.

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