art + culture

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

  • Acme Industrial Thinking
    40 W Spring Street, Suite A
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 260-4941
  • Art Prowl
    Art Prowl 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.
    (931) 526-6649
  • Bark Studio
    4 N Ferguson Ave.
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 261-2598
  • Cumberland Art Society
    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.
    186A S Walnut Ave.
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-2424
  • Galleria Miscellanea
    Fine art photography, jewelry & note-cards by award-winning artist Cella Neapolitan.
    6 N Jefferson Ave.
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 372-7888
  • Joan Derryberry Gallery
    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.
    1 William L Jones Drive
    Cookeville, TN 38505
    (931) 372-3123
  • Marilee Hall Ceramics Studio
    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.
    119 W Broad Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-6649
  • The Appalachian Center for Craft
    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.
    1560 Craft Center Drive
    Smithville, TN 37166
    (931) 372-3051
  • The Art Gallery
    Located inside the Art & Frame Outlet, this gallery features local watercolor artists as well as exhibits in varied media.
    1227 N Washington Ave.
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 526-6141
  • The Art Jam
    Located on the Historic WestSide, The Art Jam the perfect venue for birthday parties, outings, and date nights. Classes are designed to walk you through a painting step-by-step until you've completed your very own piece of art.
    111 W. 1st Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Upper Cumberland Arts Alliance
    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.
    (931) 265-0338

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

  • Bryan Symphony Orchestra Association
    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.
    123 W Broad St
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 372-6088
  • Cookeville Performing Arts Center
    Cookeville’s top performance theatre offering a 456-seat downtown venue adjacent to Dogwood Park. CPAC produces the state, regional, and national award winning BACKSTAGE at CPAC series and is home of Cookeville Children’s Theatre productions.
    10 E Broad St
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 528-1313
  • Cumberland County Playhouse
    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.
    221 Tennessee Ave.
    Crossville, TN 38555
    (931) 484-5000
  • Dogwood Park Performance Pavilion
    A popular entertainment venue located in Dogwood Park, adjacent to the Cookeville Performing Arts Center. Enjoy events such as Bryan Symphony Orchestra concerts, Shakespeare in the Park, Movies in the Park, Dogapalooza, Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival, and more.
    30 E Broad Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
    (931) 528-1313