Arts Alive Tullahoma
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2019
Tina Shang, Executive Director of the Tullahoma Art Center, 931.455.1234
Winston Brooks, Community Development, 931.454.2648
ARTS ALIVE TULLAHOMA CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Tullahoma Art Center, the Tullahoma Arts Council and South Jackson Civic Center combine forces to host this juried arts fair featuring top artisans from throughout the region who will sell their original acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, crafts, sculpture, printmaking, photography, jewelry, weavings, china painting, quilting, pottery, wood, glass and more.
Additionally, the festival features cash prizes for “Best of Show” in drawing, painting, photography, digital design, craft, sculpture, pottery, wood, glass, jewelry and textiles. The “Best of Show” will be a $500 award, while each runner-up will receive $100. There is also prize money for K-12 artists and craftsmen.
The festival is currently seeking submissions for exhibit and sales booths using our online application form. Note that the deadline for submissions is April 2019.
"Artists have expressed increasing dismay in the commercialization of arts festivals,” said Executive Director of the Tullahoma Art Center, Tina Shang. “What was once a celebration of art has turned into flea markets full of mass-produced baubles. Arts Alive Tullahoma is a festival that honors the artist and celebrates their work through a juried festival with cash awards."
“We expect to grow Arts Alive this year,” said Chairman of the Tullahoma Arts Council, Kelly Orr. “We have fun planned for kids and parents with artists from across the country, interactive art exhibits, children’s activities, live music and demonstrations.”
Since 1968, the Tullahoma Art Festival has featured hundreds of artists and craftsmen from around the region and draws in thousands of visitors each year.