The purpose of Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center is to promote the teaching and preservation of the cultural and artistic heritage of the Southern Appalachians and Cherokee people to serve as a community resource and gathering place.
Cowee School Arts & Heritage Center
Cowee School serves as a facility for entertainment, education, and preservation in Macon and surrounding counties. Here are some of the ongoing projects:
Mountain Heritage Preservation
Cherokee Heritage Preservation
Building Maintenance and Restoration
Historic and Cultural Preservation
Recreation Facilities and Fitness
Summer Concert Series
Shared Use Kitchen
Mountain Music and Dance
Local Arts and Crafts
Community Garden and Local Foods
Community Meetings and Events Space
Genealogy and Local History
Classes and Workshops
Franklin Area Folk Festival
The School is open for visitors during Concerts and Special Events. This includes the NEW Gallery, located at the front entrance of the school. Many of our program affiliates also have open studio times and schedules of classes. Please check with individual artist programs for the latest schedules.
The outside grounds of Cowee School are always open and available for recreational activities, including the ball field, playground, and picnic area.