Athens Area Council for the Arts
The Arts Center is located at 320 North White Street in Athens, Tennessee. The building is two blocks from the historic downtown square and was originally the home of Harrod’s Thrift Market and Bakery for over 50 years. The Athens Area Council for the Arts purchased and renovated the building in 2004. Click here for directions.
This 200 seat black box theater is dedicated to the memory of the early Arts Council organizer and supporter, Sue E. Trotter. It is a state of the art theater space which has so far been used for performances by local and touring artists, community theater shows, dances, parties, wedding receptions, fashion shows, theater classes, and more.
The Arts Center features two galleries available for rotating exhibits. You may see everything from local student art to traveling exhibitions curated by professionals in their field. Exhibition art is often offered for sale as well.
The Arts Center uses all of its programming and exhibit space as settings for a variety of art classes, including watercolor, drawing, pottery, scrapbooking, jewelry making, theater, and more – for all ages.
Shop for handmade items and fine art by regional artists. Three artistans are featured on a rotation that introduces a new vendor each month. A variety of media is available including jewelry, pottery, textiles, and more.