The Exhibition Galleries
The Willson Exhibit Room and Hall Gallery feature rotating visual art exhibitions. Check our calendar for current and upcoming exhibits. You may see everything from local student art to well-known regional artists to traveling exhibitions curated by professionals in their field.
We also organize an annual juried art competition, usually on exhibit in November and December. Open to residents of the area, we include separate divisions for high school, college, and adults, each with cash prizes.
February 11 – April 8, 2019
Work by students from Tennessee Wesleyan University, Lee University, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and Cleveland State Community College will be on exhibit in the Willson Exhibit Room at The Arts Center this February. The Regional College Student Art Show will be on display February 11 – April 8, 2019. The Awards Reception for the exhibit is at 5:30 PM on Friday March 22, 2019 and is free and open to the public.
The awards reception starts just two hours before AACA’s “Detroit to Memphis: the Road to Muscle Shoals” a review of the music that made these cities famous, from early jazz and blues to country and rock. Tickets for the 7:30 PM show are $15 for adults and $10 for students. AACA members enjoy early seating at 6:50 PM, with general admission seating at 7:00 PM. Members may also reserve seats by 3:00 PM the day of the show.
AACA is grateful to a group of corporate sponsors supporting the arts in our community. Support for the “Regional College Student Art Show” is provided by Mayfield Creamery. AACA’s performance sponsor is Edward Jones of Athens. All AACA programs are supported by premier sponsors Financial Guidance Partners, Willsonthropic, Inc – Mintie C. Willson – Willson Family Fund, Wolfenden Family Pharmacies, as well as the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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Rochambeau Drawings 2012-2013, 2019
Upside Down and Inside Out 2018
High School Art Show 2018
Regional College Student Art Show 2018
The Process: AACA Students and Teachers
A Glimpse Through the Artist’s Eye
Reflections: An exhibit by Mark Mcleod
High School Art Show 2017
Regional College Student Art Show 2017
Shades: An Exhibit by Charlie Newton
One World: Annual Themed Exhibit
Follow Innocence: an exhibit by Richard Whitehead
Everyone Needs Art: an exhibit by Jalyn Weston
Made Here: An exhibit by AACA Students and Teachers
High School Art Show 2016
Regional College Student Art Show 2016
Gospel Quilts: A Quilt Concert by Karen Malone
Creative Harvest: The Art of Agriculture
Sandy Brown: Recent Works
Me and the Gazelle: Angela Dittmar Posey
Painter, Pioneer: The Life of Goldie Denton Mayfield
High School Art Show 2015
Regional College Student Art Show 2015
Art of Recycling
Roots of Our Art: Collected Works by Athens’ Own
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