Imagine your own studio!

If having a place to pursue your art or craft has been your dream, the Appalachian Artisan Center can turn your dream into a reality!

The Incubator Studio program offers emerging and established artisans with state-of-the-art studios in an environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and innovation. In addition to a professional space to create and exhibit work, our staff will work with you to develop a marketing plan and web presence and will provide financial advising and business development training. You will also be eligible to sell your products in our Gallery located in Historic Hindman and online at

6-instruction The Appalachian School of Luthiery is a woodworking shop dedicated to the making of stringed instruments.  Our Master-Artist-In-Residence, Doug Naselroad, trains apprentices in the construction of guitars, dulcimers, banjos, ukuleles, fiddles, mandolins and the occasional kazoo.  Access to studio equipment and support services are offered for an all-inclusive monthly fee of $75.
DanAtForge The Bolen Blacksmith Studio offers workshops and apprenticeships in knife-making, and other skills learned on gas and coal-fired forges.  Dan Estep, Master Blacksmith, instructs all workshops and spearheads a new program entitled SPARK Knott County.
2012-03-27 16.26.04 The Cody Incubator Studios are ideal for artisans working in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry making, weaving, and textiles.  Individual working artist studios are equipped with the essentials to get you started on your journey to sustaining yourself through your craft of choice.  Studios are available to rent starting at $75 monthly.
2016-08-01 17.31.19 The Cody Ceramics Studio is now open to fledgling clay entrepreneurs!  Monthly Open Studio includes access to wheels, slab-roller, extruder and tools, available for $100 Monthly or Pay as you Play for $5/hour.  Kiln rentals, locking storage cabinets, clay and glazes are also available for an additional charge.



Interested in learning more about our studio rentals? Contact Jessica Evans at (606) 785-9855 or jessica.evans [at]

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