Central Tennessee is a vibrant and diverse region, with a plethora of cultural arts to explore. From museums and galleries to theatrical productions, music concerts, dance shows and educational classes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Center for the Arts is dedicated to its mission of spreading the arts through educational initiatives and offering accessible, quality entertainment in Central Tennessee. The Department of Music is the largest producer of cultural events in the Clarksville area, with 180 music students and 32 full-time, adjunct teachers.
The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) has been providing students, the Clarksville community, and the Central Tennessee region with captivating experiences through APSU's art and design, music, theater & dance and creative writing programs since 1985. The CECA invites up to 85 artists to Clarksville each year and presents up to 100 public cultural events annually, including concerts, exhibitions, lectures with artists, master classes, artist residencies and more. The TN Arts Commission is compiling and publishing online art events that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home and, in doing so, supports the arts and culture of TN. The APSU art design program offers studies in drawing, digital media, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and art education. Since the Black Arts Movement, this question has been raised and discussed in various circles of artists, academics, art enthusiasts, etc. Rutherford County is home to an emerging and vibrant cultural environment that includes both visual and performing arts.
From general museums with collections of anthropology, archaeology, decorative arts, medicine, local history and natural history to Center Stage Academy's youth artistic enrichment program for youth where students learn performing and visual arts skills - there is something for everyone to explore.