Explore the variety and scope of artistic talent of Etowah and its greater community in Etowah Arts Commission’s Gallery, located at 700 Tennessee Avenue, next door to the historic Gem Theater. Exhibits rotate and change throughout the year, so there is always something new!
Activities associated with exhibits include: art classes, craft projects, and Friends-Exclusive artist receptions. Join today or sign up for our newsletter to know all of the exciting ways you can engage with current exhibitions.
Current and Past Exhibitions Include:
The Etowah Arts Commission gallery is alive with the flowing, inspirational artwork of Tina Baker from October 11 through December 8, 2012. An Artist Reception will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 5pm until 7pm, to which everyone is invited and encouraged to drop in for a visit with Ms. Baker, while enjoying some light hors d’oeurves. In addition, mark Saturday, November 10 on your calendar and join Ms. Baker from 9am until 12pm(noon) to create your own 16×20 oil painting of a breathtaking waterfall, as she teaches the Bob Ross...read more
Exhibit from August 9 through September 29 at Etowah Arts Commission | Cupcake Artist Reception on August 23 from 6-8pm, FREE Mountain Range by Logan Raby Featuring artists Derrick Freeman, Sam Moses, and Logan Raby, Etowah Arts explores different ways to approach art with the second installation of the ‘Shades of Paint’ series. These young men are all represented by Autistic Events, an arts-based nonprofit in Sweetwater, TN. Want to see even more from these exceptional artists? Be sure to check out each of their websites, linked...read more
Exhibit from June 14th to July 28th at the Etowah Arts Commission | Artist Reception on June 21st from 6-8pm Andrew Cook is a large-scale painter and muralist recently moved from Atlanta, GA to Englewood, TN. His works contain a vibrancy which reflects the life and world about him. Several of his mobile works will be on display during his portion of EAC’s ‘Shades of Paint’ progression. He is available for art and mural commissions, as well as piano tuning. Want to see more of Mr. Cook’s work? Experience his wide range...read more
Exhibit from April 17 to June 1 Public reception on Friday, April 20 from 5-7pm Help spread the word! Download and print our Flyer HERE! Forty-four photographs from fifteen area ‘Shutterbugs’ are on view from April 17 through June 1st. They cover a wide range of subjects, including portraits, flowers, landscapes, and wildlife. Examples include a contemplation of glass artwork, the first blooms of early spring, a strange Tellico residence, and the energy of a pianist during the first Black Gospel Explosion. Visitors will be amazed to glimpse...read more
Exhibit is on view from March 6 to April 6 in the EAC Gallery from 12-6pm every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. FREE admission! From 1700-1900 young women made intricate ‘samplers’ to display their skill at needlework. View a “sample” of these artworks from Tennessee in full size glory along with biographical information on the young ladies who made them. This exhibit is on loan from the Tennessee Sampler Survey. “Simple Sampler Accents” cross-stitch class with artist Daranee Manley on March 24th from 2-4pm!...read more
On Display from February 7 – March 3, 2012 | Public Reception on February 23 from 6-7pm John “Brownie” Brock (8/11/1925 – 10/26/2006) was an Etowah-ian skilled and patient with needlework. It is said that “his backs are as good as his fronts”, but don’t take it from me. Visit the Etowah Arts Commission Gallery to see his precise work for yourself! One of the most interesting parts of the display is a set of afghans, recalling the state flower of places the Brocks particularly enjoyed visiting during their many travels. Mr. Brock was...read more
“Celebrations of Home: the Artistic Vision of Lora Creasman” is a monumental display of 24 quilted masterpieces by local artisan Lora Creasman. These pieces are not restrained by traditional ideas of what a quilt means and instead convey the beauty of our area in complex abstract patterns. Artist Reception will be from 5-7:30 pm on November 4th in the EAC Gallery. Everyone is invited to attend and meet this masterful artisan. EAC & The Polk County News will display a collection of Lora Creasman’s quilted wall-hangings,...read more
August 9 to October 7, 2011 in the Etowah Arts Commission Gallery during open hours: 12-6pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. August 18 @ 5-7pm is the Public Reception. Free to the public. Drop in to meet these great artists! Please RSVP to our Facebook Event. For several years the Etowah Area Senior Center has offered painting classes, quietly turning novice paint-dabblers into deft artisans. Work by these students and teachers will be publicly displayed the first time in one collection at the Etowah Arts Commission Gallery from August 9 until...read more
June 7 to July 29, 2011 in the Etowah Arts Commission. June 16 @ 6pm is the Public Reception. Mr. Ross will also treat us to a demonstration of basket-weaving! Etowah native Charles Ross will share with us his exquisite hand-made baskets in the months of June and July. He began weaving in 1981 and hasn’t stopped since! His house is a tribute to his love and skill, with baskets of every size and purpose decorating and organizing the home he shares with his wife, Edna. Tiny, palm-sized baskets grace shelves, while their large, sturdy...read more
Date: March 21 to May 27 Free public reception March 31, from 5 to 7pm Exhibition of photography from nine photographers living in the Tennessee Overhill. See our area through the eyes of local artists. Themes include vibrant flowers, rustic buildings, native wildlife, and rare photos of Etowah. Photographers: Alan Armstrong, Sandy Brewer, Jim Caldwell, Arti Mullins, Helen Mullins, Renee Nicolo, Richard Thurston, Durant Tullock, Henry Webb Photographers’ Statements: SANDY JOHNSTON BREWER – Etowah, TN Several years ago I saw an...read more