AAME is an arts council formed as a service organization for artists, arts organizations and other cultural endeavors throughout the Mountain Empire.

Art Resources

Arts Council

Johnson City Area Arts Council
214 East Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37604
Email: jcarts@mounet.com
Website: www.arts.org
423-928-8229 or 928-2695
Fax: 423-928-4511
This regional arts council is dedicated to preserving and nurturing the traditional arts and cultural communities of Johnson City and the surrounding five-county area of Carter, Greene, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington

AAME Member KingsportARTS (formerly Arts Council of Greater Kingsport)
Renaissance Center
1200 E Center Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.392.8420
Email: info@kingsportarts.org
Website: www.kingsportarts.org

Attraction

Abingdon Farmers Market
289A West Main St .
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.623.1121
Website: www.abingdonfarmersmarket.com
Southwest Virginia's finest farmers market with a wonderful array of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, honey, baked goods, eggs, meats, certified organic produce, hand-crafted items, wool products, weekly chef demonstrations, cut flowers and plants for your own garden. 7 AM-1 PM Sat., April -November.


Abingdon Vineyard & Winery
20530 Alvarado Rd.
Abingdon, VA 24211
Phone: 276.623.1255
Fax: 276.623.0125
Email: info@abingdonwinery.com
Website: www.abingdonwinery.com
On the South Holston River. Tours and tastings Mar. 15-Dec. 15, Wed.-Sun. 12-6 PM.



Bristol Caverns
1157 Bristol Caverns Highway
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.878.2011
Website: www.bristolcaverns.com
Largest caverns in the Smoky Mountain Region. Over 200 million years old. Year-round temperature of 56-60 degrees along paved walkways. Guided tours every 20 minutes.


Bristol Dragway
151 Speedway Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 276.628.1232
Website: www.bristolmotorspeedway.com
423-764-DRAG (3724)
Host of various drag racing and NHRA events throughout the year.


Bristol Farmers Market
Downtown Center
800 block of State St.
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.764.1879
Live music, arts, crafts, and fresh produce in front of the Country Music Mural. April-December, Tues.and Sat. 7 AM-2 PM.


Bristol Motor Speedway
151 Speedway Boulevard
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.764.1161
Website: www.bristolmotorspeedway.com
Home of the "World's fastest half-mile track" and host to Nextel Cup and Busch Series NASCAR events in March and August. Also hosts Music in the Meadow concerts each summer and Speedway In Lights each winter with over 1.5 million holiday lights, a Santa's Village, and ice-skating rink. Year-round track tours are available.


Sullivan County Historical Preservation Association Historic Anderson Townhouse
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.323.6628
Email: burrelld1@yahoo.com
Meets third Mon. each month 7:30 PM. The Association is restoring the Old Deery Inn which served as a stagecoach stop and played host to several famous folks through the years, including presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson and James K. Polk.


AAME Member Sundog Outfitters/Adventure Damascus
Va. Creeper Trail Depot
Damascus, VA
Phone: 276.492.9917
Website: www.sundogoutfitter.com or www.adventuredamascus.com

Author

AAME Member Hicks, Jane
705 Lynn Road
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.323.6645
Email: jane_hicks@hotmail.com
Poet and fiber artist.

Lost State Writers' Guild
Bluff City, TN 37618
Phone: 423.538.6706
Email: Cvcjackson@aol.com
Meets each month, rotating venues throughout the Tri-Cities. Speakers include authors and representatives from the publishing industry.


AAME Member Nickels, Sylvia
209 Post Oak Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37663
Phone: 423.239.4732
Email: SylNick@gmail.com
Website: www.ramblinscribe.com
Tri-Cities writer Sylvia Nickels is published in memoir and short mystery stories. She is pursuing publication of her completed mystery novel and working on a sequel. She is a member of SinC, Appalachian Authors Guild, and Lost State Writers Guild.

Business

Abingdon Convention & Visitors Bureau
335 Cummings St.
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.676.2282
Fax: 276.676.3076
Email: acvb@abingdon.com
Website: www.abingdon.com/tourism

Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau
20 Volunteer Parkway

Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.989.4850
Email: tourism@bristolchamber.org
Website: www.bristolchamber.org

AAME Member Correct Hearing, Inc.
350 Blountville Hwy.
Suite 102
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.764.4327
Fax: 423.764.2856
Website: www.correcthearing.com
John C. Snyder, Jr., is a certified audiologist who has served East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia for more than 30 years.

AAME Member Hillhouse Graphic Design, LLC
249 DeLee Drive
Kingsport, TN 37663
Phone: 423.239.5431
Fax: 423.239.9733
Email: jane@hillhouse4design.com
Website: www.hillhouse4design.com

Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau
151 E. Main St.
Kingsport, TN 37662
Phone: 423.392.8800
Fax: 423.246.7234
Email: info@kingsportchamber.org
Website: www.kingsportchamber.org

AAME Member Lee Bank (Jeff Rowlett)
600 West Morgan Ave.
Pennington Gap, VA 24263
Phone: 276.546.2211
Fax: 276.546.5780
Email: jrowlett@lbtc.com
Website: lbtc.com

Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association
P.O. Box 415
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: 423.913.5550
Fax: 423.913.5555
Email: tourism@netta.com
Website: www.netta.com

Washington County Chamber of Commerce
179 E. Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.628.8141
Fax: 276.628.3984
Website: www.washingtonvachamber.org

College

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: 423.439.1000
Website: www.etsu.edu
ETSU is the only four-year university in the world with a comprehensive bluegrass music program and a master's degree in storytelling. ETSU is home to the Appalachian Writers Association, Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, Carroll Reece Museum and Slocumb Gallery. The arts and culture program includes performances, art exhibitions and lectures.


Emory & Henry College
I-81 Exit 26
P.O. Box 947
Emory, VA 24327
Phone: 276.944.6846
Website: www.ehc.edu
Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry challenges students to "confront contemporary ideas and issues" through the visual and performing arts. The college gallery presents challenging, cutting-edge art from nationally and internationally known artists. Theatrical performances engage students and the community in discussions about social issues. And concerts use music as a bridge between people of different opinions, backgrounds and cultures.


King College
1350 King College Road
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.968.1187
Website: www.king.edu
The Department of Performing and Visual Arts offers the community numerous musical and theater performances throughout the year, as well as exhibitions of works by local artists and students.


Northeast State Technical Community College
2425 Hwy. 75
P.O. Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.323.3191
Website: www.nstcc.cc.tn.us
Performances, concerts and literary events offered throughout the year.


AAME Member Southwest Va. Higher Education Center
VHCC Drive (just off I-81 Exit 14)
P.O. Box 1987
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24212
Phone: 276.619.4345
Website: www.swcenter.edu
Facility includes Grand Hall (13,000 SF), auditorium (seats 100), tiered conference room (seats 60) and 25 conference rooms.


Tusculum College
60 Shiloh Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
Website: www.tusculum.edu
1-800-729-0256 ext. 5620
A variety of activities are offered through the annual Arts & Academia performance and lecture series, part of the college's Arts Outreach program. Tusculum is also home to the Doak House Museum and the President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library.

Virginia Highlands Community College
VHCC Drive (just off I-81 Exit 14)
P.O. Box 828
Abingdon, VA 24212
Phone: 276.676.5484
Website: www.vh.vccs.edu
The college's Arts Array Series offers events featuring fine art, literature, films and the performing arts.


Virginia Intermont College
1013 Moore St.
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.669.6101
Website: www.vic.edu
The Fine Arts Center features exhibits by national and regional artists as well as college faculty and students. Dance and theatre performances are offered throughout the school year.


Composer/Musician

AAME Member Holler, Ann
112 Evergreen Place
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.652.7462
Email: editorialchair@artsmagazine.info
Website: www.artsmagazine.info
Ann is co-chair of the A! Magazine Committee. She is a founding member of the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire board of directors and is a former president and treasurer of AAME.

Dance

Appalachian Center for Ballet
Erica Becher Dye, Artistic Director
Sites in Abingdon, Lebanon and Honaker, VA
276-628-7359
Home to the Appalachian Ballet Troupe, created in 1987 as a service organization. Advanced dancers perform for nursing homes, schools, festivals and other community events.


AAME Member Bristol Ballet
Michele Plescia
Artistic Director

Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.669.6051
Website: www.theatrebristol.us
Stunning ballet performances throughout the year. In operation for more than 50 years. Studio located at 519 State Street., Bristol, VA 24201

Contemporary Dance Theatre
D. Harolyn Gaudette, Artistic Director
Virginia Intermont College
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.466.7930
The company performs classical and contemporary ballets, modern/contemporary works, and theatre dance forms. Lecture demonstrations take place on campus and at area schools and colleges.


Dance Explosion Cloggers
Matt & Kelly Sexton
Artistic Directors
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Phone: 423.676.1305
This high-energy precision clogging team is based in Bristol, but has performed at bluegrass festivals and other venues around the world. Named the 2002 National Clogging Champions, the troupe also is trained in Irish step dancing, country western line dancing, and Canadian step dancing.

AAME Member Highlands Center for Ballet Arts
Deanna Cole-Roberts
Artistic Director
18174 Lee Highway
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.623.0822
Email: deecoler@earthlink.net
Home to Highlands Ballet Company, which presents three major productions each season, including original works in ballet, theater, jazz and modern dance.


Inter-City Ballet Theatre, Inc.
419 Fieldpond Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Website: www.intercityballet.org
423-246-8541 or 423-246-2199
Founded in 1975, this dance company presents annual performances of The Nutcracker.

Johnson City Ballet Company
(formerly Holloway Dancing School)
Johnson City, TN
Phone: 423.926.4468
Celebrating 70 years. The dance company performs both traditional and non-traditional ballets, including productions such as Dracula.


AAME Member Kingsport Ballet
Valerie Sinyavskaya
Artistic Director
220 Broad St, Suite 300
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.378.3967
Email: bsdew@chartertn.net
Website: www.kingsportballet.org
A dance school and performing company which annually performs The Nutcracker, a full-length story ballet each spring, and a yearly spring concert in May. Special school performances are presented, and educational outreach and lecture demonstrations are offered.

Festival

Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights
Barter Theatre-Stage II
160 Cummings St.
Abingdon, VA 24212
Phone: 276.628.3991
Website: www.bartertheatre.com
Winners of previous festivals are staged as mini-productions. Also offered are staged readings of new plays. Held in August in conjunction with the Virginia Highlands Festival.

Blue Plum Festival
Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: 423.928.3479
Performances and an art exhibition celebrate "Olde Downtowne" the first weekend in June.


Border Bash
500 block of State St.
Bristol, TN
423-968-7456 or 423-764-3889
This downtown after hours "meet & greet" is held on the third Fri. of the month, May-September, from 5-8 PM. Featuring live music, vendors, and activities for children.



AAME Member Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
P.O. Box 1927
Bristol, VA 24203
Phone: 276.591.4898
Email: reunion@bristolrhythm.com
Website: www.bristolrhythm.com

Carter Family Memorial Festival
The Carter Fold
P.O. Box 111
Hiltons, VA
Phone: 276.386.6054
Website: www.carterfamilyfold.org
Annual event held in August.


Celtic Festival
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
1651 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Website: www.shoalsceltfest.com
Held annually in September.

Chautauqua Festival
Wytheville
Wytheville, VA
Phone: 276.228.6855
This annual event, held mid-June, features performances, exhibitions and workshops featuring art, photography and fiber arts. Highlights include the prestigious Chautauque Creative Writing Competition.


Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair
4812 Orebank Road
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.288.6071
Website: www.exchangeplace.info/index.shtml
The focus is on springtime activities on an 1850s farm and the sale of thousands of plants. Last weekend in April.


FunFest
151 East Main St.
Kingsport, TN 37662
Phone: 423.392.8809
Website: www.funfest.net
Nine days in July. Over 1,000 activities for children of all ages. Workshops, living history portrayals, and performances featuring national acts.

Galax Fiddlers Convention
Felts Park
P.O. Box 655
Galax, VA 24333
Phone: 276.236.8541
Website: www.oldfiddlersconvention.com
The second week in August. Audiences from around the world travel to Galax to hear the music that defines the soul of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Harvest Hoedown & Ralph Blizard Music Days
Sullivan County Historical Preservation Assn.
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.323.4151
Events include storytelling, traditional mountain music, antiques, arts and crafts. Held annually in October.


Healing Arts Festival
Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center
Sloan Maes, Oncology Services Director
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.844.2376
Patients, family members, hospital employees, physicians and community residents experience the healing power of the arts at this annual event held in May. Featured are performances by musicians, dancers, storytellers, and choirs, as well a visual art exhibition.


Highlands Jazz Festival
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.676.2282
Website: www.abingdon.com
Traditional classic jazz in a cabaret-style setting with food and beverage sales. Last weekend in April.

Little Chicago Blues Festival
Down Home
300 W. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: 423.929.9822
Website: www.downhome.com
Held annually in late April or early May.

Mid-Atlantic Garden Faire
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, TN 24210
Phone: 276.676.6312
Website: www.gardenfaire.xtn.net
Presented by and benefiting the Virginia Master Gardeners, a program of the Washington County Virginia Cooperative Extension. One weekend in April.


Mistletoe Market
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.628.5005
Website: www.wkrac.org/special.html
Enjoy early holiday shopping as you browse specialty booths from across the Southeastern United States. Choose from jewelry, books, interior & decorative items, children's gifts, silver, gourmet foods, and much more! Presented by and benefiting William King Regional Arts Center. Second weekend in November.


National Storytelling Festival
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: 800.952.8392
Website: www.storytellingfestival.net
The nation's oldest event dedicated to the oral tradition, featuring tellers from across the globe whose stories take listeners back to their childhood, across cultures and borders, and into the world of imagination. Held each year in October in large tents throughout the historic town.

Native American Festival
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
1651 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Website: www.sycamoreshoals.org
Held annually in June.


Plumb Alley Day
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 676.228.2
Annual community celebration of spring the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Arts and crafts, entertainment, food, and much more. Find it all on the alley between Main and Valley Sts.


Shakespeare & Friends Renaissance Faire
P.O. Box 575
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone: 423.754.4495
Email: info@shakespeareandfriends.org
Website: www.shakespeareandfriends.org
Performances by East Tennessee State University Shakespeare Ensemble, wandering minstrels, storytelling, puppet shows, gaming and demonstrations of courage and chivalry, food vendors, and a marketplace common to the time. First weekend in June.
Rogersville Arts Council


Southwest Virginia Community College Festival of the Arts
P.O. Box SVCC
Richlands, VA 24641
Phone: 276.964.7348
Website: www.sw.edu
Since 1995, the Festival has showcased the countries of Germany, Italy, Austria, England, Russia, France, Spain/Latin America and the Appalachian region of the United States. Taking place in the spring each year, the two-week event offers musical performances, as well as dance, theatre, literature, visual arts and films, many by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.


Trade Days
US 421
Between Mountain City, TN and Boone, NC
, TN
Phone: 423.727.3007
Website: www.tradedaysfestival.com
This three-day festival celebrates the oldest settlement in Tennessee, where white settlers bartered with Native Americans from many nations and geographical regions at a trading post established by Daniel Boone. Arts, crafts, exhibits and performances represent Appalachian life, both past and present.


Trail Days
Damascus, VA 24236
Website: www.damascus.org
A celebration of five trails in the "Friendliest Town on the Appalachian Trail," featuring cultural and performing arts events. Second and third weekends in May.


Tri-Cities Jazz Fest
Two locations:
MeadowView Resort & Convention Center
Kingsport, TN 37660
and
D.P. Culp University Center
East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN 37601
423-578-6600 or 423-439-6955
Performances and master classes are offered in April each year.


Virginia Highlands Festival
P. O. Box 801
Abingdon, VA 24212
Phone: 276.676.2282
Email: vhf@eva.org
Website: www.vahighlandsfestival.org
Experience the culture of the Blue Ridge Highlands through fine art and crafts, antiques, creative writing, performing arts, historical re-enactments, and more. Named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association and Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Held the first two weeks in August.


Washington County Fair/Burley Tobacco Festival
Washington County Fairgrounds
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 800.435.3440
Website: www.washcofair.com
The Fair features educational exhibits and live entertainment throughout the week, including concerts, carnival rides, and parades. Second week in September.


Gallery

Abingdon Train Station
306 Depot Square
P.O. Box 484
Abingdon, VA 24212
Phone: 276.628.5005
On permanent exhibit from William King Regional Arts Center: "A Day on the Abingdon Branch: The Photography of O. Winston Link, 1955-1957." 10-4 Mon.-Fri., Jan.-Nov. Free.


Arts Depot
314 Depot Square
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.628.9091
Website: www.abingdonartsdepot.org
Inside an 1890s freight station, visit artists' studios featuring painters, a potter, a weaver and more! Changing exhibits, classes, performing arts, and the Appalachian Center for Poets & Writers on-site. Thurs.-Sat. 11 AM-3 PM or by appointment. Free. Donations accepted.



Charles Harris Library Gallery
124 Library Road SW
Wise, VA 24293
Phone: 276.328.1251
Email: info@charlesharrisgallery.org info@charlesharrisgallery.org
Website: www.charlesharrisgallery.org
A non-profit, self-supporting venue for visual arts located in the Wise County Public Library in Wise, Virginia. The gallery hosts monthly exhibitions of local, regional and national artists. It is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

Gallery @ Barr Photographics
152 E. Main St.
Abingdon, TN 24210
Phone: 276.628.1486
Abingdon's oldest traditional photography studio now includes a custom frame shop and an art and gift gallery. Meet the artist receptions six times per year. Mon.-Sat. 10 AM-6 PM or by appointment.


Grapevine Gallery
124 E. Laurel Ave.
Damascus, VA 24236
Email: 1applelady@ntelos.net
276-475-3530 or 475-5261
Rotating exhibits of artwork and unique gifts.


AAME Member Holston Mountain Artisans (formerly Cave House Craft Shop)
214 Park Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.628.7721
Email: holstonmtnarts@gmail.com
Website: www.holstonmtnarts.org
Home to mountain, traditional and contemporary crafts of Holston Mountain Arts and Crafts Cooperative. Hours vary.

Kingsport Art Guild Gallery
Renaissance Center
1200 East Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.246.1227
Rotating exhibitions of fine arts, crafts, and photography from area artists. 8 AM-5 PM Weekdays. Tues. morning paint-in sessions and classes open to public.


Main Art Center
Historic Gem Theatre
140 W. Main Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 246-6550
(423) 378-5848
Works by emerging contemporary artists in the visual and performing arts. Receptions first Thursday each month 5:30-7 PM. Open weekdays 8 AM-5 PM or by appointment: 423-782-6266.


The 1912 Gallery
Emory & Henry College
Emory, VA
Phone: 276.944.6846
Email: atcoulth@ehc.edu
Website: www.ehc.edu
Emory & Henry College reaches out to the community through a program of rotating visual arts exhibits not normally seen in the region. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday during the academic year; Tuesday-Sunday during the summer.



Individual

AAME Member Clarke, Carl D.
P.O. Box 428
Abingdon, VA 24212
Phone: 276.628.3719
Email: carlclarke@embarqmail.com
Carl writes a humor column for the Washington County News. He is a member of the board of directors for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and a member of AAME's A! Magazine for the Arts committee.

AAME Member Goodpasture, Ann McIver
851 East Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.608.4337
Email: advertising@aame.info
Website: www.artsmagazine.info
Ann is a member of the board of directors for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and the Volunteer Advertising Director for AAME's A! Magazine for the Arts.

AAME Member Hale, Edwin H.
P.O. Box 603
Bristol, VA 24203
Phone: 276.669.2255
Ed, a retired banker, is treasurer for the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire board of directors.

AAME Member Hall, Monica G.
7495 Pin Oak Circle
Bristol, VA 24202
Phone: 423.383.6785
Email: makeiteasy@marykay.com
Website: www.marykay.com/makeiteasy
Monica is an independent beauty consultant and a member of the board of directors for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire.

AAME Member Harper, Catherine
20045 Cole Lane
Bristol, VA 24202
Catherine is a former member of the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire board of directors and AAME's A! Magazine for the Arts committee.

AAME Member Niemczak, Barbara
117 Woodside Drive
Bristol, TN 37620
Email: BBN918@aol.com
Website: aame.info
Barbara is a member of the board of directors for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and a member of AAME's Art in Public Places committee.

AAME Member Sexton, Daveena
430 Fairway Drive
Abingdon, VA 24212
Phone: 276.608.3241

AAME Member Snodgrass, Candice
1011 Piedmont Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 423.612.9447
Email: PublicArt@AAME.info
Website: www.aame.info
Candy is a member of the board of directors for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and chairperson for AAME's Art in Public Places committee.

AAME Member Weisfeld, C. Robert
170 E. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.608.7452
Email: star@eva.org
Rob is owner of the Star Museum in Abingdon, Va.

Individual/Couple

AAME Member Hartley, Bill & Harriet
1230 Massachusetts Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.645.0111
Bill is a former two-term president of Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and previous Executive Director of the Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, Bristol TN/VA.

AAME Member Jennings, Ben & Merry
160 Country Club Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
Phone: 276.739.2447
Email: bjennings@vhcc.edu
Website: www.artsmagazine.info
Ben is a professor of English and literature at Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon. He is a founding member of the A! Magazine Committee, going on 15 years, and a former member of the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire board of directors.

AAME Member Macdonald, Bonnie & Scott
1701 Longview Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.392.8416
Email: macdonald@ci.kingsport.tn.us
Website: www.kingsportarts.org
Bonnie is the Cultural Arts Administrator for the City of Kingsport, Tennessee. She is a member of the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire board of directors.

AAME Member Miller, Carole Ann & Michael
1074 Silver Grove Road
Bluff City, TN 37615
Email: caroleann39@charter.net
Carole Ann is a member of the board of directors for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire.

AAME Member Morgan, Alice & Steve
112 Stonecroft Road
Bristol, TN 37620
Email: almor@charter.net
Alice is a member of the A! Magazine for the Arts Committee. She brings experience in writing, a love of all the arts, and a long history of reading A! Magazine.

AAME Member Oster, Gloria & Ken
P.O. Box 1152
Bristol, TN 37621
Email: ostergloria@earthlink.net
Website: www.artsmagazine.info
Gloria teaches in the School of Education at King College and is co-chair of the Arts Alliance Mountain Empire's A! Magazine for the Arts committee.


AAME Member Thomas, Bill & Diane
905 Park Street
Bristol, VA 24201
Email: fthomas@bvunet.net
Website: www.artsmagazine.info
Both Bill and Diane are members of Arts Alliance Mountain Empire's A! Magazine for the Arts Committee.

AAME Member Wampler, Angela & Eddie
295 Essex Drive
Bluff City, TN 37618
Phone: 423.538.5201
Fax: 423.538.5201
Email: artsmagazine@aame.info
Website: www.artsmagazine.info
Angela is the staff writer and art director for A! Magazine for the Arts. She is a founding member of Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and an ex-officio member of the board of directors.

Eddie retired as Bristol Tennessee's Chief of Police after a 33-year career with the police department.

Library

Bristol Public Library
701 Goode St.


Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.645.8780
Website: www.bristol-library.org/

Kingsport Public Library & Archives
400 Broad Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.224.2559
Email: kptlib@wrlibrary.org
Website: www.kingsportlibrary.org

Sullivan County Public Library
1655 Blountville Boulevard
, TN
Phone: 423.279.2714
Email: melsea@wrlibrary.org
Website: www.sullivancountylibrary.org/

AAME Member Washington County Public Library
253 Oak Hill Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.676.6383
Website: www.wcpl.net

Museum

AAME Member Birthplace of Country Music Alliance
formerly on Lower Level Bristol MallComing soon: Cultural Heritage Center in downtown Bristol.
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.645.0035
Website: www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org
Showcases musical heritage of Appalachian region and the "Big Bang of Country Music" that occurred in downtown Bristol in 1927.


Carroll Reece Museum
East Tennessee State University
Gilbreath Dr.
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: 423.439.4392
Permanent exhibits on regional history and antique musical instruments. Changing exhibits feature fine crafts and regional art. Children's after-school art classes and adult workshops.



Fields-Penn House 1860 Museum
208 West Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.676.0216
Website: www.wkrac.org/about.html#fieldspenn
This faithful restoration depicts the life of a prosperous family just prior to the Civil War. Wed.-Sat. 1-4 PM and by appointment.


Hands On! Regional Museum
315 East Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: 423.434.HAND
Website: www.handsonmuseum.org
Interactive exhibits, programs and special events in the sciences and humanities.


Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer Park
3663 Crab Orchard Road
Tazewell, VA 24651
Phone: 276.988.6755
Email: nfo@craborchardmuseum.com
Website: www.craborchardmuseum.com/
Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park opened in 1982 as a non-profit historical museum named for the National Landmark historic site on which it is are located.

The unusual name derives from the Big Crab Orchard archaeological site on which the museum was built. Here, Native Americans lived and hunted over thousands of years.

The site included a palisaded late woodland era settlement of what are believed to have been members of the Cherokee nation. The museum protects the archaeological evidences of this site beneath the soil on a hayfield across a modern highway from the museum site.

The 15 structures in the Pioneer Park are all of log, log and stone, or stone. All are original, dating back to 1802, and have been relocated and reconstructed on the museum grounds. Each is furnished and open daily. The Pioneer Park includes family dwellings, a cobbler's shop, a carpenter's shop, working blacksmith shop with its original bellows and anvil, kitchen, lardhouse, doctor's office/apothecary, loom house, apple house, spring house, smokehouse, a replicated barn, and corncribs.

Tazewell County Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention is an annual event.



Museum of the Middle Appalachians
123 Palmer Avenue
Saltville, VA 24370
Phone: 276.496.3633
Fax: 276.496.7033
Website: www.museum-mid-app.org
Permanent exhibits showcase archeological specimens and explain important geological and historical impacts on the region, including the Ice Age, Woodland Indians, and the Civil War. Mon.-Sat. 10 AM-4 PM, Sun. 1-4 PM.


Nyumba Ya Tausi Peacock Museum
412 Clinton Avenue
Bristol,, VA 24201
Phone: 276.669.4596
Local and African artifacts, historical and genealogical resources. Once home to Hester Ann James, an African woman who was enslaved and lived to see freedom. Open by appointment.


Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center
P.O. Box 945

Clintwood, VA 24228
Phone: 276.926.8550
Fax: 276.926.8693
Website: www.ralphstanleymuseum.com
Combining the career of Dr. Ralph Stanley with the history of traditional mountain music, this state-of-the-art, interactive museum will allow you to see and hear this particular style of American music in its original setting ? the mountains of southwestern Virginia.

Follow Stanley's career through the exhibits and learn how the environment and traditional music influenced his style. Check the website for details on the annual music festival.


Rocky Mount Museum
200 Hyder Hill Road
Piney Flats, TN 37686
Website: www.rockymountmuseum.com
423-538-7396 or 888-538-1791
Living history tours by historically-clothed interpreters. U.S. territorial capital from 1790-1792, frequented by such notables as Gov. William Blount, Daniel Boone and John Sevier.


Southwest Virginia Museum
P.O. Box 742
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
Phone: 800.933.PARK
Website: www.bigstonegap.org/attract/southwes.htm
276-523-1322
Exhibits in four-story mansion chronicle exploration and development of area. From I-81, take 23N to Big Stone Gap, then follow Alt. 58W until you reach the corner of Wood Avenue and First St.



AAME Member William King Museum
415 Academy Drive
Abingdon, VA 24212
Phone: 276.628.5005
Website: www.williamkingmuseum.org
Offers rotating museum exhibitions, cultural heritage gallery displays, living traditions concerts, lectures and a variety of workshops.


Musicians

Celtic Aire
Kingsport, TN 37660
Email: celtic_air@hotmail.com
From an area strong in Scottish heritage, students perform traditional Celtic music of their ancestors who settled the hills and valleys of the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee and Virginia. These energetic, dynamic musicians play exciting Celtic music with a "new world feel" on fiddles, guitar, bouzouki, bass, and bagpipes. They have been featured on Public Radio International's show "From The Top." They perform throughout the southeastern U.S. as well as Scotland.


AAME Member Craig W. Combs
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.968.3385
Email: craig@craigcombs.com
Website: www.craigcombs.com
Chamber pianist Craig W. Combs seeks like-minded artists with which to make music that is a reflection of the human condition. His current projects include:

• The Paramount Chamber Players, a network of artists in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia who have banded together to bring chamber music to their communities;

• Twenty/21, a London-based ensemble specializing in music of the 20th and 21st centuries; and

• The Combs/Hostetter Piano Duo, a four-hand piano ensemble. In 2007, he released the CD Forbidden Voices: Songs by Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis with internationally known soprano Judith Sheridan.

AAME Member Feys — Steve & Vicki
509 Cedar Valley Rd
Bristol, TN 37620
Email: svfey@fpcbristol.org
Website: www.artsmagazine.info
Steve is a member of the A! Magazine Editorial Committee. He and his wife are co-directors of the Art Series at First Presbyterian Church of Bristol.

Johnson City Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Stites, Conductor
P.O. Box 533
Johnson City, TN 37605
Phone: 423.926.8742
Email: jcsymphony@earthlink.net
Website: www.jcsymphony.com
The orchestra performs several concerts each year at Milligan College's Seeger Chapel, as well as a pops concert and a handful of special events at Johnson City venues.


AAME Member Paramount Chamber Players
c/o Pat Combs
141 Douglas Lane
Bristol, TN 37620
Email: craig@craigcombs.com
Website: www.paramountplayers.com
The Tri-Cities' premiere chamber music ensemble dedicated to promoting artistic excellence, providing performance opportunity for local chamber artists in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, sharing chamber music with local audiences, and ensuring that chamber music is a vital part of life in our communities.



Symphony of the Mountains
Cornelia Kodkani-Laemmli, Music Director/Conductor
Renaissance Center
1200 East Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.392.8423
Website: www.symphonyofthemountains.org
A regional professional orchestra serving Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, offering classical concerts, pops and light music offerings, soloists, and an education outreach program for more than 16,000 regional students. The Symphony's Youth Orchestra gives empowering opportunities to young musicians.


Traditional Appalachian Musical Heritage Association
Anderson Townhouse
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.282.0144
Website: www.oldtopangamusic.com/TAMHA.html
Friday night jam sessions.

Organizations

Art in Public Places (AiPP)
PO Box 1502
Bristol, VA 24203
Website: aippbristol.org
Art in Public Places is a community art project organized and implemented by the Art in Public Places Board with the cooperation of the Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, city governments. Art in Public Places installs art in public spaces in Bristol for the enjoyment and enrichment of the community. Artist submissions are solicited from throughout the nation, and entries are judged by an expert juror, who is selected by the Art in Public Places Board.

AAME Member Believe in Bristol
PO Box 1931
Third Floor Office:
Corner of 6th and State Street
Bristol, TN 37621
Phone: 423.573.2200
Website: www.believeinbristol.org
Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.

Overmountain Victory Trail Association
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.628.3070
Email: miked@esper.com
Website: www.ovta.org
Wolf Hills/Black's Fort Virginia Chapter. Meets in Abingdon.


Sons of Confederate Veterans East Tennessee Brigade
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 800.693.4943
Email: SCVcamp1817@hotmail.com
The Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Sullivan County Courthouse.


Virginia Society, Sons of American Revolution
Abingdon, VA
Phone: 276.628.1561

Performing Arts

Journey's End
State St.
Bristol TN/VA
, TN
Phone: 423.274.8920
A Christmas candlelight caroling procession recreating Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem. The "inns" are restaurants on State St. and the "innkeepers" are regional choirs and choral groups singing traditional songs and carols accompanied by instrumentalists. The December event begins at the Downtown Center and ends at the Paramount Center.


Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
1651 W. Elk Ave.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Phone: 423.543.5808
Email: herb.roberts@state.tn.us
Website: www.sycamoreshoals.org/Where%20Liberty%20Began.htm
The official state outdoor drama of Tennessee tells the story of the major events surrounding the Watauga Settlement on the site where they actually happened. Last three weekends in July, Thurs-Sat 7:30 PM.


Trail of the Lonesome Pine
June Tolliver Playhouse
P.O. Box 1976
Big Stone Gap, TN 24219
Phone: 800.362.0149
Email: drama@naxs.com
Website: www.bigstonegap.org/attract/trail.htm
The official state outdoor drama of Virginia. Homespun wit and humor is mixed with stark tragedy, suspense and violence in this musical that tells the love story of a country girl and a city boy when the discovery of coal and iron ore forced proud mountain folk to make drastic changes in their way of life. July-Aug. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 PM.


Appalachian Express Chorus
1216 Morningside Circle
Kingsport, TN 37664
423-288-6788 or 423-246-9093
The Northeast Tennessee Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. sings a cappella four-part harmony. They compete with choruses from six southern states and they present a spring or fall show, a Christmas dinner show, and performances at FunFest, and other community programs.

Arts Array Film Series
Abingdon Cinemall
721 E. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.739.2447
Website: www.vhcc.edu/current/artsarray/default.htm
Foreign and independent films, sponsored by area colleges. Mon. & Tues. 4 PM & 7:30 PM.


Barter Theatre
133 West Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.628.3991
Website: www.bartertheatre.com
Live professional theatre. Year-round theatre offering comedy, music, drama and family entertainment. The State Theatre of Virginia.

Beaver Creek Storytellers
369 Springfield Drive
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 276.669.8358
Website: www.bristolstorytellers.org
Members perform throughout the year at various community events. Most popular have been "Graveyard Tales" in the Weaver Pike community in the fall, and "Old Christmas" on January 6 each year. They also participate in "Tellabration" celebrations the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Blog: http://beavercreekstorytellers.blogspot.com/




AAME Member Civic Chorale
P.O. Box 328
Johnson City, TN 37605
Phone: 423.427.1147
Website: www.thecivicchorale.org
David Hendricksen, Director. Repertoire includes the heritage of sacred and secular music of composers from the past and the present, as well as Christmas and folk music. Rehearsals at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City, Tenn.

Concerts at the Country Music Mural
Downtown Center
800 block of State St.
Bristol, TN
Phone: 423.989.4850
June-September, weather permitting. 7 PM Mon (country music) and Tues (bluegrass). Free.


Concerts in the Park: Day Series
W.W. "Bud" Walling Memorial Park
(formerly Cumberland Square Park)
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.645.7675
During summer months only. Every Wed. 11 AM-1 PM. Free.

Concerts in the Park: Evening Series
Anderson Park
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.764.4023
Every Thurs. 6:30-8:30 PM. Free.


East Tennessee Children's Choir
P.O. Box 3021
Bristol, TN 37625
Phone: 423.764.1710
Website: meccacademy.org
Fourth- through seventh-grade children perform a choral repertoire including music of the masters, while enriching their lives with music representing the heritage of the Appalachian region in which they live. They present at least four public concerts annually plus "mini-tours" of schools in the spring.


First Presbyterian Church Art Series
701 Florida Ave.
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.764.7176
Email: svfey@fpcbristol.org
Featured are internationally recognized artists such as the American Boychoir and Quink, regional performers including Carolina Brass and Veteran Brass, and events ranging from liturgical dance and new music to multimedia visual arts.


Highlands Youth Ensemble
P.O. Box 3021
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 276.628.9967
Email: bpmccoy@naxs.net
Website: meccacademy.org
This a cappella choir of high school singers from across the Tri-Cities area sing Tavener, Rutter, Bach and more. They concertize throughout the region and have sung with the Symphony of the Mountains and for the Biltmore Estate's Christmas Candlelight Tours. They have toured in England and Hungary.


Hills Are Alive! Chorus
Sweet Adelines International
Carolina Pottery Outlet Mall, Suite 247
I-81 Exit 66
Blountville, TN 37617
Website: www.sweetadelineshillsarealivechorus.com
423-646-2176 or 276-628-8817
Meets Tues. 7-9:30 PM. New members placed by voice range.



International Storytelling Center
116 West Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: 800.952.8392
Website: www.storytellingcenter.net
Host of the National Storytelling Festival in October and a Teller-in-Residence Program Tues.-Sat., June-October.


Johnson City Community Theatre
East Maple Street
Johnson City, TN
Phone: 423.926.2542
The oldest community theater in the state continues to showcase the talents of volunteer actors from throughout the Tri-Cities in a variety of comedies, musicals and dramas.


Kingsport Civic Auditorium
1550 Fort Henry Dr
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.229.9457
Website: www.kingsport.com/html/civicaud.html
When it's not being used for community art exhibits or musical events, the Civic Auditorioum is houses the administrative offices of Kingsport's Parks and Recreation Department.

Kingsport Theatre Guild
Renaissance Center, Room 211
1200 East Center St., Box 12
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.392.8427
Email: KTG@chartertn.net
Website: www.kingsporttheatre.org
One of the oldest community theatres in Tennessee, offering productions year-round.


Kiwanis Park Concert Series
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.676.2282
Website: www.abingdon.com/tourism
Sat. 7:30 PM, June-September.


Theatre Bristol
512 State St.
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.968.4977
Email: info@theatrebristol.org
Website: www.theatrebristol.org
Appalachian Regional Theatre offering comedies, musicals and tragedies performed by regional talent and a variety of workshops for all ages.


Voices of the Mountains
Dr. Patrick Flannagan, Conductor
Renaissance Center
1200 East Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.652.4846
Email: wpflanna@king.edu
In 2004, the leadership and membership of the Symphony of the Mountains Chorus and Bristol Concert Choir voted to dissolve their respective organizations and form a regional choir. Voices of the Mountains is affiliated with the Symphony of the Mountains and will perform throughout the region. Weekly rehearsals take place in Bristol on Mondays and in Kingsport on Tuesdays.

Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre
170 Malin Dr. (I-77/I-81 Exit 73)
Wytheville, VA 24382
Website: www.wohlfahrthaus.com
1-888-950-3382
276-223-0891
Fax 276-223-0721
A 200-seat theatre features a four-course gourmet meal followed by a Broadway-style production Thurs.-Sat. (dinner at 6 PM, show at 8 PM), and Sun. matinees (lunch at 1 PM, show at 3 PM). The Matterhorn Restaurant & Lounge is open 11 AM-11 PM with lunch and dinner specials daily. German and American menu. Bier Garten with cafe-style dining and live entertainment.

Photography

Jeffrey Stoner Fine Art Photography
406 Laurelwood Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.367.5850
Email: Jeff.Stoner@worldnet.att.net
Website: www.jwsphotoarts.com
My passion is to capture images of the beauty and wonder that surround us. This passion leads me to explore country roads, climb mountain trails and travel city streets seeking special moments to capture. My desire is for others, through my photography, to experience the feeling and spirit of these moments.

Blog: http://jeffreystonerphotography.blogspot.com/



Restaurant

Greene's Starving Artist Grill
1817 W. State Street
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.466.6808
The Greene's Starving Artist Grill is located at 1817 W. State Street, Bristol, Va. The grill's hours are: Monday, 11a.m. ? 3 p.m.; and Tuesday through Saturday, 11a.m. ? 3 p.m. (lunch), 5 ? 9 p.m. (dinner).

Also a venue for art exhibits.

The Peppermill
967 W Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: 276.623.0530
Eclectic dishes are The Peppermill's hallmark. Located on Main Street is the town of historic Abingdon, Va.

Wild Flour Bakery & Cafe
24443 Lee Hwy.
Abingdon, VA 24211
Phone: 276.676.4221
Bakery and cafe in Abingdon, Va. is sometimes a venue for art exhibits.

Venue

Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Road


Galax, VA 24333
Phone: 276.236.5309
Website: www.blueridgemusiccenter.net
The Music Center offers a summer concert series and informal jam sessions. It is one of six venues anchoring The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Musical Trail, established by the U.S. Congress and the National Park Service to honor and commemorate an important strand of the cultural history of the United States. Physical location is Fishers Peak — Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway — 10 miles from Galax, VA

Carter Family Fold
A.P. Carter Highway
P.O. Box 111
Hiltons, VA 24258
Phone: 276.386.6054
Email: info@carterfamilyfold.org
Website: www.carterfamilyfold.org
The Carter Family Memorial Center features concerts of old time music every Sat. beginning at 7:30 PM and an annual two-day festival the first weekend in August.


Country Music Pickin' Porch
Bristol Mall
500 Gate City Highway
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.645.0035
Live entertainment featuring bluegrass, gospel, and old-time country music. Free. 7?8:30 PM every Thurs.

Down Home
300 W. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: 423.929.9822
Website: www.downhome.com
Weekly performances of various styles of music. Annual events include the Little Chicago Blues Festival in May.

AAME Member Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway
1 Heartwood Circle
Abingdon, TN 24210
Phone: 276.492.2096
Website: www.heartwoodvirginia.org
Heartwood is on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College in Abingdon, just off I-81 Exit 14. It is visible to travelers southbound for Tennessee or northbound into Virginia.

The venue includes spaces for artisan demonstrations, music performances, a food service area, and more. Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway will also serve as a visitor's center with interactive maps highlighting enticing destinations for visitors and those considering relocation to our area.

• Join Heartwood every Thursday for a toe-tappin' jam session featuring local musicians. This event is held in the Crooked Road Gallery from 3-5 p.m.

• Meet Southwest Virginia artisans. Shop one-of-a-kind crafts.

• Listen to heritage music. Buy handcrafted instruments.

• Home-cooking with an upscale flair. Take home a taste.


Kingsport Renaissance Center
1200 East Center St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423.392.8414
Website: www.kingsport.com/html/renaissance.html
Home to the Symphony of the Mountains, Kingsport Art Guild, Kingsport Theatre Guild, and a community center. Includes a 350-seat theatre, art gallery, gymnasium, meeting rooms and offices. Formerly the John Sevier School, renovated in 1991.

MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center
1901 MeadowView Parkway
Kingsport, TN 37660
1-800-831-4004 or 423-578-6600
Fax: 423-578-6630
An extensive fine art collection is on permanent exhibit at this full-service resort. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant and an 18-hole championship golf course.



Paramount Center for the Arts
518 State St.
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.274.8920
Email: info@theparamountcenter.com
Website: www.theparamountcenter.com
Provides a broad spectrum of entertainment in a magnificent setting. Restored to its original splendor, this charming 1931 Art Deco movie palace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Seeger Memorial Chapel
Milligan College
Milligan, TN
Website: www.milligan.edu
The Chapel serves the college in worship, instruction, lectures, concerts and drama. The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra regularly uses the facility to hold concerts.


Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center
Wilcox Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Venue for community events, including performances by Symphony of the Mountains.


Viking Hall Civic Center
1100 Edgemont Avenue
Bristol, TN 37620
Phone: 423.764.0188
Website: www.vikinghall.com
Entertainment facility for concerts, conventions, trade shows and other activities.


Zazzy'z Coffee House
380 E Main St.
Abingdon, VA 24210
Website: www.zazzyz.com
Zazzy'z Coffee House is a cafe, roastery and bookseller on Main Street in Abingdon, Va.

Visual Artist

AAME Member Boardwine, Lisa
P.O. Box 648

Grundy, VA 24614
Phone: 276.935.6163
Email: gpgallery@vzavenue.net
Website: www.aame.info
Lisa is secretary for the board of directors for Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and a member of the A! Magazine Editorial Committee. She owns Golden Palette Gallery/Studio in Grundy, Va.

AAME Member Kistner, Joyce
1412 Lee Highway
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: 276.669.2448
Email: jkistner@bvunet.net
Joyce is a member of the Bristol Art Guild and Art of the Highlands, two groups of area visual artists. She owns Hannah's House, an antique shop in Bristol.

Overmountain Weavers Guild
4526 Brookridge Drive
Kingsport, TN 37664
Phone: 423.288.4051
Annual demonstrations at sites such as The Exchange Place in Kingsport and Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area in Elizabethton.


AAME Member Smith, Eric Drummond
5250 Oakhill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37912
Phone: 865.789.2493
Email: ericdrummondsmith@hotmail.com
Website: smithsbluebook.com
Smith describes himself as a scientist, artist, philosopher and Renaissance hillbilly.

AAME Member Sproll, Dee
285 Essex Drive
Bluff City, TN 37618
Phone: 423.538.0015
Email: carolus101@embarqmail.com
Dee is a past president of Arts Alliance Mountain Empire and a former member of the A! Magazine Committee.

Watauga Valley Art League
Elizabethton, TN
Phone: 423.975.6947
Meets third Sun. each month, 2 PM at Johnson City Senior Center, 607 E. Myrtle Ave.


Wolf Hills Quilters
Abingdon, VA
Phone: 276.676.2911
Meets second Sat. 10 AM at Abingdon United Methodist Church, Main St.