Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery

Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery is located in Cookeville, TN. The gallery features monthly exhibits or shows. The studio serves many purposes such as classes, open studio, and critiques. All of these events are open to the public. Check out our event calendar and find something fun to do next week!


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Workshops, classes, seminars, critiques and demonstrations are held by local or out-of-state instructors in the studio. These are open to the public. Another way that the studio is used is open painting sessions on Mondays which give members time to use the studio facilities. Open painting sessions are also available on other week days as listed on the calendar or call the office for scheduling. The last Monday of the month is reserved for critique day for helpful pointers of painting.


Cookeville Gallery, located at Cookeville Art, has a new exhibit every month, featuring member, local and regional artists and photography clubs. Our Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition, (which began in 1978), features our high schoolers from the regional area of the Upper Cumberland. High school students bring their art work in and the exhibit is judged usually by Tennessee Tech faculty. Monthly exhibits begin with a reception and provide publicity for the artists. These exhibits can encompass many forms of art: paintings, carvings, sculptures, pottery, photography, jewelry, etc.


CAS offers a variety of low cost and free art lessons to the public, as well as to members. Ongoing classes include instruction in watercolor, acrylic paint, Oil painting classes, ceramics. These variety of classes are offered 6 days a week. Children’s classes are offered year round. Check out all of our upcoming classes by viewing the calendar of events!

Become a member of Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery

Being a member of the Cookeville Art Studio and Gallery has many benefits, both material and intangible. The Art Studio offers many opportunities for its members to participate in programs and activities that will enhance the member’s personal development and community exposure in their chosen art field. Cookeville Art is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is supported by its members and generous friends of the arts. It is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Cookeville Arts Council. Monetary donations are tax-deductible

Mission Statement

“To own or maintain an art gallery, including work and teaching areas, for the promotion and teaching of art. To teach art to its members and others in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee. To further the interests of artists by its programs and competitive exhibits. To promote art appreciation among its members and others in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee.”

This mission is made possible by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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