School children express their gratitude for Nashville Opera and TN Arts Commission

By Grace Robinson, Communications Intern – The Arts Commission recently received handwritten and colorfully-drawn thank you notes from children who had the opportunity to be enchanted and delighted by the talents of Nashville Opera through the Student Ticket Subsidy (STS) Grant program. View more photos. Nashville Opera hosts an annual education tour that travels throughout Middle Tennessee […]

Welcome to the Tennessee Arts Commission’s new website

From Suzanne Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development –  Welcome to our new home – we hope you like it as much as we do. A year in the making, the new site is meant to extend the recently announced branding for the Tennessee Arts Commission while also being user-friendly, informative and, of course, creatively aesthetic. […]

Welcome fairies! Tiny Root fairy village dedicated on Signal Mountain

By Jenni Frankenberg Veal | –  Despite looming rain, a crowd of delighted adults and children—including the mayor of Signal Mountain—gathered on Earth Day for the dedication of Little Root fairy village at the Mountain Arts Community Center. There was ice cream for everyone, a middle school student was sworn in as the village mayor, and Signal Mountain Mayor […]

A is for Art-Alphabet Books and C is for Clarksville

In 2014, the Clarksville/Montgomery Arts and Heritage Development Council released the first edition of “C Is For Clarksville on the Cumberland” art-alphabet book. The project has already grossed $15,000 and netted $7,000 for the arts in Clarksville and Montgomery County. The alphabet book features work by local artists and takes us on a tour of […]

Welcome New Commissioners

  By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Since the Tennessee Arts Commission was founded in 1967, it has maintained a 15-member governing board. The importance of this was newly emphasized through goal 5—the Commission as an effective and accountable agency—in the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan. The Commission board recently welcomed two new members who are […]

Heritage High students create reduction prints

Heritage High School junior Joseph Carter and teaching artist Nancy Campbell work together on a reduction print. Campbell worked three weeks with Rebecca Parker-Shiflett’s Art III class Photo by Tom Sherlin By Matthew Stewart | Heritage High School art students have learned how to bring an idea to fruition.  Nine students in Rebecca Parker-Shiflett’s Art […]