Middlesboro stained glass artist to be at 2019 Mountain Makins Festival

Published 1:00 pm Friday, October 18, 2019

Middlesboro’s own stained glass artist, Teresa Howard, is returning to the 44th annual Mountain Makins Festival at Rose Center in downtown Morristown, Tenn. on Oct. 26-27. This year’s festival, which features over 60 juried artist and crafters, is presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union.

Teresa Howard’s “Glass from the Avenue” features detailed craftsmanship, from the materials selected to the techniques used to develop a piece into a completed project. Teresa has been honing her craft for the past 12 years and has been at Mountain Makins for the past 10 years. She has studied at famed craft school, Arrowmont, in Gatlinburg.

Rose Center is Morristown’s signature landmark and the Mountain Makins Festival is its largest event of the year. Named “2016 Best Festival” by the Southeast Events & Festivals Association, the festival features 60 or more juried artists and craft makers, who will have their work for sale in the building and on the grounds.

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Storytellers, and demonstrators of traditional mountain crafts will be adding to the fun both days. Live music in a variety of styles will be performed from two stages throughout the weekend. Area dance groups will also perform both Saturday and Sunday. Games, crafts and activities especially for children are a favorite part of the festivities.

The Mountain Makins Festival is open Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per adult or $10 for a two-day pass. Children 6 – 12 years of age are $1, and children younger than 6 are free.

The festival is held in the building and on the grounds of Rose Center, located at 442 W. 2nd North Street in Morristown. More information about the Mountain Makins Festival is available at Rose Center, 423-581-4330, or www.rosecenter.org/mountain-makins. You can also find us on Facebook searching: Mountain Makins Festival.