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Our community is proud of its artistic heritage, and you can see the results of more than a century of artisan craftsmanship at one of the region's many galleries and exhibition spaces.
Looking for something a bit more modern? Tennessee Tech's Joan Derryberry Art Gallery and several privately owned galleries add some edge to the art scene.
Art & Gallery Listing
Cumberland Art Society
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186A S Walnut Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 526-2424
Hours: Thursday & Friday Noon-4pm

Description: Located at the rear of the Cookeville Senior Citizens building on Walnut Ave., in Cookeville, the facility boasts its own gallery that hosts 11 different exhibits year-round in various media by area artists. The society also sponsors public art workshops covering watercolor, drawing, craft making and other areas. Visit www.cumberlandartsociety.com for more information.

Directions: I-40, N. on 136 (Jefferson Ave.) approx. 1.5 mi. Left on Jackson. Rt. on Walnut. Ave.

Web site: www.cumberlandartsociety.com

Joan Derryberry Gallery
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Phone: (931) 372-3123

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Joan Derryberry Gallery is housed on the first floor of Tennessee Tech's Roaden University Center. The gallery features exhibits in all media throughout the year. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Stella Luna Gallery
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412 College St
Smithville, TN 37166

Phone: (931) 597-4004

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Feast your eyes on a distinctive collection of American fine art and craft including clay work, painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, wood and photography.



The Art Gallery
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1227 N Washington Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 526-6141

Description: Located inside the Art & Frame Outlet, this gallery features local watercolor artists as well as exhibits in varied media.

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The Appalachian Center for Craft
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1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166

Phone: (931) 372-3051
Hours: Sun-Sat 9am-5pm

Description:

The Gallery is one of the finest and most diverse sales galleries in the Southeast and features traditional and contemporary fine craft by faculty, resident artists, advanced students and more than 100 regional craft artists. In this 550-acre facility overlooking Center Hill Lake, visitors will find hand-blown glass, pottery, ceramic, fabrics, iron and metal pieces, hand-crafted wooden items, and many more treasures. You can also take a workshop and learn how to make your own masterpiece. The center is administered by Tennessee Tech University. For more information, visit www.tntech.edu/craftcenter. At the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University (TTU), our students explore diverse options in professional craft studies. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is the centerpiece of the Craft Center's academic programs.



Directions:

Take exit 273 off of I-40 and follow the signs.



Web site: www.tntech.edu/craftcenter

Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance
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Phone: (931) 265-0338

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The Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance (UCAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Middle Tennessee. UCAA was founded in 1989 but was last revitalized  in 2005. It is an organization that will nurture, celebrate, and assist individual artists and other art organizations.The main goal of UCAA is to encourage, promote, and facilitate the arts of the Upper Cumberland area. One of our goals is to reach and enrich all the people in this Tennessee region with the beauty and diversity of ALL art forms. The Upper Cumberland consists of 14 counties: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White.UCAA is sponsoring Granville's ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER located upstairs in Sutton's General Store.?Sutton's General Store offers a glimpse into Granville's past with hundreds of antiques as well as new merchandise, hand dipped ice cream, and a live radio bluegrass show every Saturday night.



Web site: www.uppercumberlandartsalliance.com

Art ‘Round Tennessee
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Phone: Marilee Hall (931) 526-6649

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Art 'Round Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the Arts in our community. Our inspired beginning came from the Art Prowl Studio Tour, a tradition in the Upper Cumberland/Putnam County area of Tennessee since the year 1999.



Web site: www.artprowl.com

Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association
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123 W Broad St
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 372-6088
Hours: Call for Appointment

Description:

The Bryan Symphony Orchestra at Tennessee Tech University is the only professional symphony in a rural area of Tennessee. BSO concerts are a collaborative effort of the community-based non-profit Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association and the Tennessee Tech Department of Music and Art. Performances are in the Wattenbarger Auditorium in the Bryan Fine Arts Building on the TTU campus.



Web site: www.bryansymphony.org

Cookeville Performing Arts Center
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10 E Broad St
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 528-1313
Hours: Ticket Office Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and two hours prior to performances

Description:

See theatrical and musical productions, touring Broadway shows, productions from Cookeville Children's Theater, the award-winning Backstage Series and the Cookeville Mastersingers. The center is also available for meetings. Visit our Website for a performance schedule.



Web site: www.cookeville-tn.org/cpac

Cumberland County Playhouse
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221 Tennessee Ave
Crossville, TN 38555

Phone: (931) 484-5000
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am–7pm

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The Cumberland County Playhouse is just 30 miles east of Cookeville off I-40 at exit 317. The Playhouse was named one of the “Top Ten Theaters in Rural America.” You’ll find big city excellence with small town prices. Visit our website for showtimes.



Web site: www.ccplayhouse.com

Dogwood Park & Performance Pavilion
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30 E Broad St
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 528-1313
Hours: Vary

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Dogwood Performance Pavilion is located in beautiful and shady Dogwood Park behind the Drama Center in Cookeville. Shakespeare in the Park (Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association BEST PROGRAM Award,



Web site: www.cookeville-tn.org/cpac

Galleria misCELLAnea
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6 N Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 372-7888
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am–7pm

Description:

Fine art photography, jewelry & note-cards by award-winning artist Cella Neapolitan.



Directions:

Inside the Market on the Square



Web site: www.cellaneapolitan.com

Marilee Hall Ceramics Studio
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119 W Broad St
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 526-6649
Hours: Call for Appointment

Description:

Marilee Hall specializes in ceramic vessels and wall constructions that convey unity and show how from disparate, contrasting elements spring life, growth and integration. She enjoys hand building, using white earthenware slabs, coils and extrusions to create forms. Contrasting textures are exceedingly important to her, as is the combining and layering of polychrome underglazes with glazes to deepen surfaces.



Directions:

Side entrance of Cream City Building



Web site: www.marileehallceramics.com

Wesley Arena Theatre
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271 E 9th St
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 526-4353
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Description:

The mission of the Wesley Arena Theatre is to create opportunities for community participation in enriching and diverse theatrical programs. Our focus is on quality, not quantity. We want to give the public a well-balanced theatrical season that will strive to meet the demands placed on any community theatre. We want to inspire, nurture, challenge, amaze, educate, and empower local artists and audiences in order to make the Upper Cumberland a more conscious and compassionate community.



Web site: www.wesleyarenatheatre.org

ART a la carte
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121 W Broad St
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 520-8155
Hours: Tues-Sat 11am-6pm

Web site: www.galleryartalacarte.com

The Art Mill
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113 W Broad St
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 526-9931

Description:

Want to explore your more “creative” side?  Looking for a FUN group activity?  The Art Mill is the newest hot spot for parties, outings or any special occasion! No experience?  No problem!  We will walk you through step-by-step until you finish your very own masterpiece!  Grab your buddies, or just come by yourself.  Join us for a painting class that you will never forget!



Directions:

Located on Cookeville's WestSide across from the Cookeville Depot.



Web site: www.theartmills.com

Granville's Arts and Cultural Center
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169 Clover St
Granville, TN 38564

Phone: (931) 678-4555
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday Noon-3pm

Web site: www.granvilletn.com/granville-arts-and-cultural-center

A Love of Nature
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212 E Hull Ave
Gainesboro, TN 38562

Phone: (931) 268-2922
Hours: Thu - Sat: 9am-5pm

Description:

Art gallery and gift shop located in Gainesboro, Jackson County, TN.



Acme Industrial Thinking
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40 W Spring Street, Suite A
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 260-4941
Hours: Studio Open: Thursday & Friday Noon-4pm

Directions:

Behind Dairy Queen



Web site: www.acmeindustrialthinking.com/

Bark Studio
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4 N Ferguson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 261-2598
Hours: Thursday & Friday 11am-3pm

Web site: www.bradsells.com

Dreamcatcher Art Gallery
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136 S Walnut Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501

Phone: (931) 526-4063
Hours: Thursday & Friday 11am-5pm

   

Cookeville-Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau • One West First Street • Cookeville, TN 38501
Toll-Free: 800-264-5541 • Local: 931-526-2211 • Fax: 931-526-4023
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