ART Prowl

November 11-12, 2022
Cookeville, Tennessee


The Emerging Artist Program was created as a way to encourage and support artists who are in the very early stages of their art careers. This is a great opportunity for emerging makers to introduce their artwork to the community while gaining experience in selling and displaying their work.

Emerging artists will exhibit in a shared space in the Putnam County Library for a reduced booth fee of $50. Emerging artists are only required to submit three images of their artwork and will be selected by the ART Prowl Committee instead of a formal jury.


Emerging artists have little to no experience selling their artwork or have been selling their artwork consistently for less than two years.

The minimum age to exhibit as an emerging artist is fifteen.

All exhibiting artists must reside in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee.


Buy/sell vendors and goods are strictly prohibited.


All artwork must be original to the artist and made by the artist's own hand - not employees or contractors.

ART Prowl is a fine art and craft show. Vendors selling items such as food products, candles, soaps, non-art items, and/or non-handmade items will not be accepted.

All exhibiting artists must be members of Art Round Tennessee.

If you are not yet a member, please submit your $25 membership fee with your application.

If you are a member but your last membership payment was made before November 2021, you will need to renew your membership before ART Prowl and can do so by submitting the $25 fee with your application.

If you are unsure of your membership status, please email us at


Emerging artists, other than having a reduced booth fee and simplified application process, will also receive guidance and assistance from the ART Prowl committee leading up to the event relating to display, sales, etc.

The application deadline is July 11th at 11:59 PM CST.

Artists will be notified of their acceptance in late July.

If accepted, artists must pay their booth fee of $50 by August 15th. Booth fees will be non-refundable after October 1st unless authorized by the ART Prowl director. Please contact us if a special circumstance arises.

Booth and membership fees may be sent via check if you do not wish to submit payment online.

Make checks payable to Art Round Tennessee and mail to:

Art Round Tennessee

PO Box 1424

Cookeville, TN 38503

Artists understand that Art Round Tennessee does not carry insurance to cover your personal property during ART Prowl. Insurance for personal liability during the event and exhibited artwork will be the sole responsibility of the artist to obtain and is advised.

All sales are handled by the exhibiting artists. Artists are responsible for collecting and remitting their own sales tax.

Artists may only submit one application - either the emerging or the general artist application but not both.

If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply as an Emerging Artist, please email us at or