About us

Every fall, on the last full weekend in October, when the color is breath taking and there is certain crispness to the air, the artists of Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour in DeKalb and Cannon Counties of Middle Tennessee open their studios for a free three day open studio event. Celebrating its 15th anniversary the tour has grown to include 14 stops with 25 participating artists. Visitors can download a map detailing directions to each stop as they follow the bright yellow signs making their way through the countryside to explore the creative activities at each studio. Artists are demonstrating their craft mediums and offering handcrafted shopping opportunities at every stop on the tour.


Our History

The Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour had its beginnings 15 years ago when Louis and Christine Columbarini hatched a plan to bring together artists in the two counties of DeKalb and Cannon and invite the public to their studio for demonstrations, sales and a get to know you kind of experience. From that first small handful of innovative artists of the early years, the tour has expanded from a two day event to include all three days of a long fall weekend.

At each stop on the studio tour visitors will find the most exquisitely crafted contemporary fine crafts that are among the finest in the nation. The list includes raku pottery, shaker boxes, hand blown glass, functional and sculptural ceramics, handmade artist’s paper and books, reclaimed jewelry, custom designs in semi-precious stones and sterling silver jewelry, woven wearable’s, custom designed handbags, stained glass, furniture, large scale pulp painted canvases, ethnic inspired dolls, original designs in paper, marbled paper and fabric, tradition face jugs and large scale one of a kind wood sculptures and original paintings.

The studio tour attracts not only local and regional visitors but every year there more visitors from other state who plan their fall vacations around the dates for the studio tour. Whether it’s romantic weekend get a way or a family outing the tour has something for everyone to enjoy.

People

Upcoming Events

September 17 – October 17, 2014
Cannon County Art Center
1424 John Bragg Highway
Woodbury, TN 37190
615-563-2787
for more info call or email
www.artscenterofcc.com


October 3 – November 9, 2014
Appalachian Center for Craft
1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166
615-597-6801
open 9-5 daily
for more info call or email
www.tntech.edu/craftcenter

STUDIOS & ARTISTS

Sherri Gard
Raku Pottery

#1_1

Tranquility Hollow
Various Art

#2

Stella Luna Gallery
Various Art

#3_1

Made by deMay
Clay

#4

Cosmic Clay Studio
Clay

#5

Beech Hollow Studio
Various Art

#6_1

Liberty Paper
Paper/Fibers

#7_1

Bareglass Studio
Glass

#8_1

Red Bow Studio
Pulp Painter

#9_1

David Sharp
Wood Carver

#10_1

Creek Bend Pottery
Clay

#11-2

Kathryn Faille Studio
Fibers

#12_1

ARLENE’S CLAY STUDIO
Clay

#13_1

Kathe Reed’s Beads
Jewelry

#14_3

25

Artists

14

Art Stops

3

Days

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We would like to thank all of our sponsors.

PLATINUM

DTC Communications

Gold

Middle TN Natural Gas Project Hometown Help

Silver

Mid-South Ceramic Supply
Bert Driver

Bronze

Dwayne Hendrickson
William and Janet Stead
The Herb Cottage
Sun Graphic Signs
Creek Bend Farm
Janney & Associates
Starla Meigs OD
Gentleman’s Barber
Citizens Bank of Lafayette
Woodson’s Pharmacy
DeKalb Animal Clinic
Morningside Buying Club
Kathe and Bryan Nelson
Murfreesboro Optical Dispensary
Blue Water Grille
DEKALB COMMUNITY BANK
Short Mountain Distillery
South Paw Bed & Bath
Johnson Chiropractic Clinic
Kilgore’s Restaurant
Sligo Canvas Shop
CENTER HILL REALTY

Friend

Plaza Artist Materials
DeKalb County Farm Bureau
Sylvia’s Restaurant
Auburn Country Diner
Darryl Deason DDS
DJ’S Pizza and Steakhouse
The Arts Center of Cannon County
Double Star Bar Farms
Wheeler Veterinary Clinic
Nona Lisa Pizzeria
The Blue Porch
Larry’s Discount Grocery
F. Z. Webb & Sons
Jackie Smith
Foutch Eyecare
Smithville Review

Contact

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