Discover Local Art & Music
The Tennessee Overhill includes several local destinations to enjoy the arts. We have a wide selection of art galleries and music venues that have different shows and events throughout the year. There’s always something new to enjoy in the Overhill region.
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Athens Art Center
The center houses a 200 seat black box theater, art gallery and art market, with regular musical concerts, plays, art exhibits, art classes and dances. There is always an art exhibit in the gallery and the art market offers regional artists’ works for sale.
Black Bear Trading Post
Featuring chainsaw art carved on site: bears, totem poles, benches, signs and custom designs from salvaged local wood. Also handmade candles are sold.
Christmas is Here
The gallery features award winning hand-hewn bowls by Rip & Tami Mann but a number of other artists’ works are offered for sale as well.
Coker Creek Gallery
The gallery features fine arts, woodworks, pottery, forged metal, blown glass, and more.
At times there are artisans working onsite.
Coker Creek Welcome Center
This center displays an array of local and regional arts and crafts; books, baskets, pottery and jewelry. Also, this is a non-profit organization that supports the local community Post Office while providing information for travelers. Occasionally, live music is presented.
Etowah Arts Commission Gallery
The gallery sponsors and encourages cultural and educational activities in the city and surrounding areas. Activities and exhibits include art exhibits, art classes, craft projects and artist receptions.
Ms B’s Purple Bus
This bus crashed on the side of road in 1995 and was then turned into this quirky store for handmade jewelry, survival bracelets, earthy clothing, etc. It is a funky little place worth a visit and a look-see.
Polk County Newspaper Bookshop
This charming bookshop and coffee bar serves as an art gallery for local artists and craftsmen. New books by local authors and used books are sold. The shop also maintains history files and photographs for public access.
Scott Street Gallery
Gallery featuring local artists includes the working studio of Shelia Holbo. You will often find her at work drawing, painting, carving in wood or working on her Cherokee flat weaving. Shelia’s artwork on display features mountain scenes, animals and florals.
Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
The beautiful museum gift shop has an array of books, music and authentic Native American crafts.
Shop the World Gifts
Englewood’s hidden treasure; this delightful shop is full of handcrafted items from around the world. Bill & Jean Cochran acquire their merchandise from fair-trade markets around the world, so you can feel good about your purchase.
Brenda Lee’s restored stone Arts & Crafts period bungalow is filled with fine antiques, local & antique pottery, hand tinted photos and Amish cedar chests. You may find her harvesting the herb garden in the side yard or weaving herbs into works of art on her handloom. Her herbal art is just one of the Cottage’s unique treasures on display.
Tellico Arts Center
Representing over 70 talented local artists and craftspeople; fine art, fabric art, pottery, books, and musical recordings.