Visual Arts Community Resources
The Art Market Gallery
The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative of more than sixty East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts. It is located in the heart of downtown Knoxville.
The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Greater Knoxville
The mission of the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville is to serve and support a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. Membership includes artists and cultural organizations, concerned citizens, educators, public officials, civic leaders, business people, and anyone else who believes in the future of East Tennessee.
The Emporium Center
Located in downtown Knoxville, the Emporium Center has 28,000 square feet of flexible use space that houses multiple art galleries showcasing local and regional artists, the administrative offices of the Arts & Culture Alliance, and offices for six other arts and cultural organizations. Additionally, the building has studios for ten individual artists and rehearsal, classroom and meeting spaces.
Knoxville Museum of Art
The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, educates and serves a diverse community, enhances Knoxville’s quality of life and economic development, and operates ethically, responsibly, and transparently as a public trust.
Knoxville Watercolor Society
The purpose of the Knoxville Watercolor Society is to educate the members as well as the community to an understanding and acceptance of watercolor and water media as a significant art form.
Booth Museum of Western Art
The Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA is a 120,000-square-foot museum that has the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the nation. Galleries feature fine paintings, sculpture, Native American artifacts, Civil War art, and Western movie posters.
Clayton Center for the Arts
The Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, TN provides opportunities for the lifelong expression and appreciation of the arts. The diversity of the community is to be reflected on their stages, in their galleries and in their audiences. The Center provides educational opportunities designed to attract and nurture artists of all ages.
The Hunter Museum in Chatanooga focuses on American art from the Colonial period to the present day. The collection includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, photography, mixed media, furniture and contemporary studio glass covering a range of styles and periods.
Oak Ridge Art Center
Since 1952, the Oak Ridge Community Art Center has been a vital part of the cultural life of Oak Ridge and the surrounding communities. Its purpose is to support the experience, enjoyment of and participation in the visual arts by developing programs for artists and arts enthusiasts alike.
Tennessee Watercolor Society
Located in Johnson City, TN, the goal of the Tennessee Watercolor Society is to elevate the stature of watercolor and educate the public to the significance of watercolor as an important, creative, permanent painting medium. The organization’s seeks to further the interest of painters in all watermedia through programs, competitive exhibits and workshops; to encourage the study of watermedia by art students and others engaged in the medium; and to support all the visual arts.