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2015 Annual Report

Click below to read the 2015 annual report that describes our programming, accomplishments, and financial data.

Dulcimer Homecoming Promotes Local Traditions

The Appalachian Artisan Center in conjunction with the Hindman Settlement School and the Kentucky School of Craft hosted the second annual Dulcimer Homecoming on November 5-8, 2015 in historic downtown Hindman, Kentucky.

Forty-six participants from 9 states took part in workshops and seminars conducted by nationally acclaimed instructors and musicians. Each day concluded with a concert and jam session that was open to the local community. More than 100 patrons enjoyed these evening performances.

A highlight of the week’s festivities was the grand opening of the Museum of the Mountain Dulcimer. This permanent exhibition of instruments, many of which are on loan to the Center from George Gibson, honors many local dulcimer builders and players including Uncle Ed Thomas, Jethro Amburgey, Jean Ritchie, and Homer Ledford. The Museum, located in the Cody Studios Building, can be viewed during normal business hours and by special appointment.


“Rags & Riches” Exhibit

Angelia Doderer resides in a little cabin in the hills of Johnson County, Kentucky. She draws inspiration for her work from the objects of yesterday. Old bears, rag dolls, coffee pots and pans are just a few of the items that come to life on Angelia’s canvas.

The exhibit will be on display through December.

Closing Reception
Friday, December 4, 2015 – 6:00pm
Appalachian Artisan Center Cafe
16 W Main Street – Hindman, KY 41822

“Heads & Tales” Exhibit

Marge Fulton breathes new life into dolls through the use of both found and vintage objects. In addition to her assemblages, the exhibition features works of acrylic on canvas.

The exhibit will be on display through October.

Closing Reception
Thursday, October 29, 2015 – 6:00pm
Appalachian Artisan Center Cafe
16 W Main Street – Hindman, KY 41822

Art & Fork Celebrates Appalachian Culture

The Appalachian Artisan Center held it’s inaugural celebration of Appalachian culture, “Art & Fork” on Thursday, June 26, 2015.

Attendees were invited to join in on the fun with food, music, and art exhibits.

Executive Director Josh Mullins said it is to encourage people to buy locally.

Mullins added, “We’re really trying to make Hindman a place that’s a music friendly, art friendly town. We have an NEA grant to really do some creative placemaking and reinvent Hindman as this cultural destination for musical heritage”.

The event featured Jenn Noble’s art and music from Brett Ratliff. About 30 people took part in the food and entertainment.


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