Art Round Tennessee

is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, based in the city of Cookeville, dedicated to supporting artists in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. The mission of ART is to engage all people in experiencing and creating visual art within our community.

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HISTORY

ART Prowl was the vision of Adrienne Stone and Sandi Bos— born in their backyard gallery before relocating to the Square in Cookeville, TN. In a great step for visual arts in Cookeville, Adrienne procured ART Prowl’s first grant from the Cookeville Arts Council, an organization which continues to be a strong and steady ART supporter, and they were off and running!

 

Sally Crain Jager, who to so many was at the heart of visual art in Cookeville, injected her energy and vision. Painters from the Cumberland Art Society, along with invited 3D and mixed media artists, participated in that first show in 2001.

 

In the years since its inception, ART Prowl has grown substantially. A non-profit organization, Art Round Tennessee (ART), was formed to steer ART Prowl and to develop public art in Cookeville. ART has organized art-related workshops and events, summer programs for children, and, in 2018, installed and dedicated to the City of Cookeville a beautiful sculptural bicycle arch (SPOKES) as a tribute to the citizens of Cookeville.

 

In this growing community nurtured by public art, ART Prowl flourishes as an annual art studio and pop-up gallery tour. Each November, it takes over Cookeville's WestSide and downtown, representing approximately 50 local artists and offering powerful and lasting personal experiences for all visitors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Justin Blackmon

President

Joined 2021

Brie Flora

Vice President

Joined 2021

Andrea Burckhard

Board Member

Joined 2022

Laurie Sewell

Treasurer

Joined 2016

Matt Knieling

Secretary

Joined 2021

Anna Askins-Dunn

Board Member

Joined 2021

Marilee Hall

Board Member

Joined 2005

Larry Taylor

Board Member

Joined 2022

STAFF

Jen Luna

Executive Director

Emma Levitz

Administrator & Web Designer

Mya Matthews

Social Media Coordinator

VOLUNTEERS & COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Brandy Lynn

First Friday Committee

Kassi Thomas

First Friday Committee

GET INVOLVED!

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