6 Nov 2015

Arts and Oddments a Success

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The Arts & Oddments Fair, our first fundraiser, was a good start for us, though weather interfered and we didn’t profit as much as we had hoped.  All the same, we raised some money and we sold a whole bunch of Cate Strain’s delicious apple pies—homemade from apples that came off of the tree in […]

6 Nov 2015

We are back and blogging!

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The blog has been silent for the last couple of months as our attentions have been turned toward bringing the first of our programs to life. The Arts & Oddments fair, the IDEAS Show Reception and Taste of Appalachia and The Creature Workshop are behind us now, and our creative project, “No Silver Key,” soon to be a moveable […]

17 Oct 2015

The International Digital Media & Arts IDEAS Show Reception, Oct. 21 at the Venue

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Join us for this special Pop Up exhibition of digital fine art produced by artists from Chicago to Brazil!  This show is an annual event that happens in a different city each year in conjunction with the International Digital Media & Arts Association Conference which is being help this year at the Millennium Center in Johnson City. The reception, […]

16 Oct 2015

Create Appalachia would like to welcome Ren Allen to our Board!

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Ren Allen, award-winning body painter and makeup artist, has been working in the industry since 2001 as a professional makeup artist. She has done work for a variety of cosmetic companies, and has had the honor of working with television personalities, YouTube celebrities, numerous brides, actors and others. She has won recognition internationally for her body […]

10 Aug 2015

Creature Design for Cinema and Theater

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A Create Appalachia Interdisciplinary Art & Making Experience October 23-25, 2015, in Johnson City, TN     EMMY award winning creature designer Jordu Schell will be directing a hands-on workshop on Creature Design for Cinema and Theater. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for us to bring a bit of Hollywood craft to Northeast Tennessee! Participants […]

4 Aug 2015

Johnson City Power Board Greenlights Fiber-Optic Broadband

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This is good news for all of us that need truly high speed internet to support our businesses. For Create Appalachia this is really significant since this is a necessary component of our business plan for the Arts at Work Center we are planning. If we are going to help accelerate and support new media businesses, […]

14 Jul 2015

Our First Create Appalachia Fundraiser! In the Tree Streets September 12, 2015!

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Create Appalachia will be participating in the Tree Streets Yard Sale!  We will have a yard sale booth, craft and artisan food vendors, and  a small beer and coffee garten with music. Stop by for coffee and a pastry after parking your car at the top of the hill, and visit the artisans for some […]

14 Jul 2015

Artists and Creators Potluck at the Oaks Castle July 19, 5:30 pm

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We are having our monthly meeting at the Castle this time. We can take a look at what needs to be done to go to the next step in the Save the Castle Campaign, and we’ll be updating everyone on some exciting new events. If you want to actively work toward helping the Castle become […]

12 Jun 2015

Create Appalachia is a sponsor of iDMAa!

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We are very excited to be a sponsor for the 2015 International Digital Media & Arts Conference to be held at the Millennium Center in Johnson City, Oct. 21-23, 2015.  Check it out! http://idmaa.org/conferences/east-tennesseee-state-2015/

11 Jun 2015

A pause at Blue Plum …

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Mark Ray taking a moment from talking to visitors to our table at the Blue Plum Festival to frown at my camera. First time all day he wasn’t smiling.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by and signed up for the Regional Artists and Creators Directory.  –Cher