Help us renovate and turn an old building into a gallery space to promote Appalachian Artwork and teach after school art to children in an economically depressed area.
The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op is a non-profit collective located in the historical town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, along the Wilderness Road where Daniel Boone lead the first pioneers through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky and on to settle the West.The mission of the Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op is to promote the arts and crafts of Appalachian artisans in the tri-state area of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia.
Workshops teach the various arts and crafts that are part of each artist's heritage, such as painting, quilting, tatting, woodworking, and pottery. Modern forms of artwork such as photography and illustration are also offered through workshops.
The Co-op features and sells arts and crafts by local artisans in the gallery and online. After-school art classes are offered to the children of our local schools and art supplies are provided.