Join us September 29-October 5, 2024

You will want to arrive on September 28th so you don't miss anything!

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Registration opens May 4, 2024 8:00 AM Pacific

The popular Silk Painters International Festival is back. A broad array of classes has been developed especially for the 2024 Festival. Join attendees from around the world with classes taught by expert, Silk Artist instructors.

Attendees/students will learn new approaches and enhanced techniques critical to creating silk art. This week-long learning experience was developed with both new artists and experienced artists in mind.

Plan your arrival in Gatlinburg for Saturday, September 28 in order to check in at Arrowmont. You will meet fellow Silk Artists at a get-acquainted, pizza party on Saturday evening. New attendees will be assigned a Mentor, from the SPIN board when they register, to help prepare for the festival and to assist while on campus. 

  We are proud to announce our Special Guest : Margaret Peot


Margaret is an accomplished Author, Illustrator and Costume Painter In New York City. Her Keynote Address "On Stages, In Stages" is about her adventures painting costumes for Broadway and should not be missed!

A Member meeting, The Keynote Address, and A Seminar by Suzanne Punch "Color Theory: How To Talk About the Colors We See" and an Art Show plus reception will kick off the Festival on Sunday, September 29. Your registration fee also includes two - 2 day classes, meals, the Chapter Night reception and presentation, a fabulous Fashion Show plus Art reception and more! Also, optional Workshops will be offered on Wednesday morning at an additional cost.

Classes', program's and accommodations' information are posted on this website with Festival registration beginning May 4, 2024. Art and Fashion Show calls will begin in May, 2024.

The cost of the 2024 Festival, which includes meals, 2 classes and event attendance is $1270 for SPIN members and $1400 for non-members. Accommodations are separate and will be available from Arrowmont or from area hotels. Golf Carts will again be available for transportation within the Arrowmont Campus.

There is nothing quite like spending the week, creating, learning and sharing with like-minded artists. You will be inspired, educated and refreshed. Classes fill up quickly, so don't hesitate.

Any additional questions, please contact the Festival Team at

Just look at these smiles!