In the Spotlight…

Cumberland Gap Artists’ Co-op

Name of Business Owner: Artist members (Director: Cora Pat Howard)

Phone Number:  (423) 869-5935



What are your business’ core values, goals, and overall mission?
The Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op’s mission is to promote Appalachian Artists and their art or craft. We do this by furnishing a gallery in which to display and sell their work. We promote their work on our website and through social media. We also offer after-school art classes for area elementary schools where art classes is not a part of their curriculum. We have three festivals per year in which we offer a venue for area artists to display and sell their work. We presently have a membership of 25 area artists who volunteer their time to work in our gallery, and we are welcome others to join us, and also participate in our festivals. You can follow us on Facebook and our website @

Share some unique facts about your business. What makes your business stand out?
Our gallery is filled with the original work of very talented area artists from our tri-state area. It is also a place of learning, because of the art classes and workshops we offer.

What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
We sell our beautiful art, which makes great gifts and decorating ideas for your home, with everything from paintings of different mediums to pottery, jewelry, stained glass, and textiles.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?
I am proud of the way we have gotten the work of so many talented artists together in the Cumberland Gap Artists Co-op Gallery.

Why are you a member of the Claiborne Economic Partnership?
I want to promote our cause and interact with other businesses and people in the tri-state area.