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Appalachian Center for Craft
The Appalachian Center for Craft is a satellite campus of Tennessee Tech University (TTU) located on more than 500 wooded acres overlooking Center Hill Lake. The 87,000-square-foot facility includes spacious studios, a retail gallery, workshops, exhibition galleries and a café.

Art on the West Side & Downtown Square
A walk on the Historic West Side and Downtown Square in Cookeville offers both contemporary and historic venues. A collaboration of art galleries and unique boutiques create the most inspiring atmosphere.

Art ’Round Tennessee
A nonprofit group that organizes the Art Prowl, an annual event held in the West Side Cultural District of Cookeville, as well as locations in and around Cookeville.

Backdoor Playhouse
Backdoor Playhouse, one of the best-kept secrets on the TTU campus, has been entertaining the Upper Cumberland community with dramatic productions for more than 50 years.

Bryan Symphony Orchestra
Located in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building on the TTU campus, the orchestra performs several times a year in Dogwood Park and in TTU’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. It draws professional musicians from all over Middle and East Tennessee.

Cookeville Performing Arts Center
The Cookeville Performing Arts Center is a 456-seat live performance theater owned by the City of Cookeville and operated by the Department of Leisure Services.

Cumberland Art Society
Cumberland Art Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is supported by its members and generous friends of the arts. It is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery
Located on the first floor of the Roaden University Center on TTU’s campus, this ever-changing art gallery is named after Joan Derryberry, TTU’s first lady from 1940-1974.

Upper Cumberland Art Alliance
UCAA, an organization that nurtures, celebrates and assists individual artists and other art organizations, was founded in 1989 but was last revitalized in 2005.

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*Information courtesy of Cookeville THE SOURCEBOOK 19th EDITION





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