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 […]

Gift-A-Tag is here

By Anne B. Pope, Executive Director –   The Gift-A-Tag program is here! Now, let’s join forces and put it to use. The specialty license plate voucher program was launched on Arts Advocacy Day in a press conference hosted by Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. In the wake of our ‘day on the hill,’ we continue […]

New Grant Opportunity for Creative Placemaking in Tennessee

How can your community enhance its unique assets to strengthen economic vitality, livability and growth? How can your community leverage its arts and culture resources to help address key opportunities and challenges? The Tennessee Arts Commission has designed a Creative Placemaking Grants Competition to help build stronger communities through the arts. It specifically focuses on […]