Robmat Butler: Sojourn

The Tennessee Arts Commission is currently exhibiting Sojourn, which features the recent work by Knoxville contemporary artist, Robmat Butler, April 1 – May 22, 2015. The work in Sojourn explores Butler’s interest in objects that shape, support and define our environment. This solo exhibition studies how objects relate to each other, how we relate to these […]

NEA wants to hear your stories

by Anne B. Pope, Executive Director – Recently, Laura Scanlan, Director of State and Regional Partnerships for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was in Nashville to attend Tennessee’s 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Competition. Laura also spent time at the Tennessee Arts Commission to brief the staff about the NEA’s recent news and programs. Afterwards, […]

ArtsBuild produces new documentary, Imagine!

The Imagine! film follows Ooltewah Elementary School classroom teacher Mrs. Lisa Steele, and her class, during the fall of 2014 as they prepare to visit the Tivoli Theatre to see “The Nutcracker.” Despite a lack of financial resources for arts education at her school, Lisa Steele incorporates what she has learned at ArtsBuild’s Kennedy Center […]

Gift Vouchers Now Available to Buy 
Tennessee Speciality License Plates

  The New GIFT-A-TAG voucher program allows Tennesseans to give the gift of a Specialty License Plate Tennessee Specialty License Plates—which support over 100 different organizations and charities—are now available as gifts through a new website hosted by the State DepartmentTreasury office: Tennessee Gift Center ( The GIFT-A-TAG Gift Voucher Program is the first offering […]

2015 IAF Winner, Allen Brown Davidson III

By: Grace Robinson – Individual Artist Fellowship, Music/Theater Memphis native, Allen “Beau” Davidson is an internationally known recording artist, songwriter and actor. Since becoming involved in music at a young age, Davidson has worked to use his talents  for a positive influence. In addition to recognition for numerous roles onstage and appearances and performances on […]