Orpheum Theatre, Memphis

Arts and Crafts in Tennessee

There is a wide diversity of arts waiting to be discovered in Tennessee. Although Tennessee is best known for its music scene, known as Music City providing live music venues to satisfy every musical taste, Tennessee also has a creative flair that provides a variety of galleries, museums and theatres.

Arts and Crafts in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis has claim to the state’s largest museum of art, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Modern Art, housing works from antiquity to contemporary, and if you would like dessert with your Renoir, it also offers gourmet dining too. Downtown Memphis is also home to the Orpheum Theatre, where it’s worth the cost of a show ticket just to sit inside this opulent theatre. With lavish tasseled brocade draperies, enormous crystal chandeliers, gilded moldings and a Wurlitzer organ, this 1928 landmark is the ideal place to see an opera performance or Broadway show.

Whether your taste runs to the sophisticated or traditional, more than 200 artisans at the Audubon Park Pink Palace Crafts Fair in Memphis offers products including pottery, furniture, clothing and jewellery bearing their personal stamp and making great gifts to take home.

Arts and Crafts in Nashville, Tennessee 

The Schermerhorn Symphony Centre opened in autumn 2006, and is home to the critically acclaimed Nashville Symphony, which performs more that 100 classical, pop and special concert events each season. The Tennessee Performing Arts Centre is home to Nashville’s most elite performance arts organisations including the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Nashville Opera and the Nashville Ballet.

The stretch of Nashville's 5th Avenue, around Nashville's pedestrian Arcade, is the up-and-coming art district featuring dozens of galleries, such as The Arts Company offering a wide range of art and viewing experiences; from glamorous and cosmopolitan to the minimal or contemporary. And, if you work up an appetite while exploring the art district, visit one of the plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area.

Arts and Crafts in Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga displays a wide range of American artistry inside and out. Housed in a historical mansion, a modern 1970s-era building and a sleek, contemporary building of steel and glass, the museum exhibits American art from colonial to contemporary.

Relax and rejuvenate at the Bluff View Art District in Chattanooga, a historic neighbourhood filled with restaurants, coffee shops, an art gallery, a historic bed & breakfast and plenty of pretty gardens, plazas and courtyards. The Bluff View Art District sits high atop stone cliffs that plunge into the river below giving you breathtaking views of the Tennessee River, as well as downtown Chattanooga and the Walnut Street Bridge.


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