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The Art Center is supported under an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank the Tennessee General Assembly and the Tennessee Arts Commission for their support.

• creative visual arts programs
• ongoing exhibitions
• art and craft classes
• educational public programs

• special events

Join us and experience the possiblities of visual creative expression!

Movers, Shakers, Mentors Makers II

Starts March 11th

The next installation in our galleries will be the Instructor/Student Show entitled "Movers, Shakers, Mentors, Makers II". This will showcase some works by our current Instructors and their Students. So if you were curious as to what happens in our classes you will not want to miss this amazing show! There will be an opening reception for this show Saturday, March 11th from 7-9pm with a gallery talk about the newest installation at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

 

Coming Soon: New Class Session

Classes begin the week of April 3rd*

*The next session of classes will begin the week of April 3rd with the exception of out Playing With Copper class that will begin the week of March 9th. Please call to sign up for classes today!

 


The Annual Fund



In the past several years, the Arts in Tennessee have been blessed with a dedicated stream of funds from "vanity plates" - specialty license plates that individuals may elect to purchase. This "splurge" for most of us, is a perfect way to symbolize and fund the individual and sometimes very creative side of Tennesseans. Who wouldn't love seeing "CRE8TIV" on a Tennessee tag?

These funds by law were dedicated to the arts in Tennessee and have been used for arts grants to Tennessee agencies across the state, like the Art Center. This year, the funds dropped significantly, like a million and a half dollars worth! The effect was a big hit to the grants for all arts agencies and we were no exception. Although we ranked 1st in our category, our grant award was significantly lower than expected - creating about an $8,000 shortfall in our budget that we must address. This makes our Annual Fund, a main stay of our program in normal years, even more important this year. The Art Center is not funded by the City of Oak Ridge or the County government so your assistance is vitally important.

Monthly Contributions
We have several members who have elected to contribute to the Annual Fund on a monthly basis. Monthly contributions enable these special members to contribute at a higher level without breaking their monthly budgets and helps the Art Center maintain a consistent funding stream. This wonderful assistance is a terrific way to help support the Art Center for those who can participate. Our sincerest thanks to monthly contributors from last year: Dot and Robert Hightower, Jan Hill, Cleva Marrow, Lorene Sigal, and Phil Stumbo & Janie Hiserote.

Every Gift Counts
Every gift to the Annual Fund is both important and appreciated - no matter the size. It is through the generosity of our members and friends that we maintain our programs today. We hope you will consider a gift to the Art Center and help us continue to be a strong visual arts presence into the future.

What's Coming?


Holiday Closing



The Art Center will be closed April 16th.








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The Oak Ridge Art Center is open to the public seven days a week. Admission is free, but donations are very welcome.

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Director:
Leah Marcum-Estes


Board of Directors:
Kathleen Alexander, President
Ryan Braby
Linda Ducamp, Vice President
Nicole Ferrara
Pat Fitchpatrick
Debra Gurney
Janie Hiserote
Roger Lankford
Louise McKown
DawnSherrill
Betsy Spooner
Phil Stumbo
Darrell Thomas
Sue Brasel Thomas, Treasurer
Susan Wojnar, Secretary

Advisory Board:
Bill Capshaw
Judy Kidd
Ruth Prince
Sue Brasel Thomas

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