Welcome to the Tennessee Art League

- Enriching Lives through the Visual Arts -

 

 

 

All of the galleries are spruced up, lovely, and best of all, OPEN!!!!!
Our gift shop is open too, so please stop in and check us out!

Free Admission
&
Best refreshments on the Art Crawl!


 

 

 

Our Mission:

To enrich the lives of artists and the community as a cultural center, educational facility and art gallery,
To encourage and promote the visual arts through changing exhibitions, workshops, classes and community outreach programs and
To introduce art to non-artists, to excite them in their first experience of creating and exhibiting art and to encourage them in continuing and developing their artistic talent in a process of self-discovery.

Browse our website and better yet, come visit us to tour our galleries, artist studios and classrooms.

Brief History of TAL:

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A small group of distinguished local artists founded the Tennessee Art League on June 17, 1954 to provide an organization for artists in Middle Tennessee to publicly exhibit their artwork. 

Initially, without a place of their own, these artists found temporary space between 3rd and 4th Avenues in Nashville’s Art Alley, then in the Parthenon which they helped renovate and, eventually, at Belmont College. In 1975, the Tennessee Art League purchased its first permanent headquarters, a residential building at 3011 Poston Avenue in Nashville, for exhibition and educational purposes. The League remained in that location until 2005, when it joined the movement to revitalize downtown Nashville by purchasing and moving into its present three-floor facility at 808 Broadway in the heart of the historical and cultural corridor. 

Today, with its nearly 300 member-artists and community volunteers, the Tennessee Art League, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, enriches the lives of hundreds of Tennessee artists. The League is the only organization in Middle Tennessee that is open to everyone who has an interest in the visual arts and desires to exhibit their artwork. It is open to all levels of artists from the emerging to the highly professional, providing opportunities for artists to exhibit in its galleries, to participate in classes and workshops and to network with other artists. 

The League’s commitment to the community is equally important. The League provides free exhibition and meeting space to schools and community groups and conducts outreach programs through member artists that bring life-changing art experiences to at-risk youth, the elderly, correctional facility inmates and the homeless in local shelters. In all of its community-oriented programs and support to artists, the Tennessee Art League is truly the heart of the visual arts in Middle Tennessee.