Tennessee Valley Art Association

TENNESSEE VALLEY ART MUSEUM

HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM

The Tennessee Valley Art Association incorporated in 1964 for the purpose of constructing a museum and to provide arts programming for the people of northwest Alabama. The Tennessee Valley Art Center was constructed in 1972 on Tuscumbia’s historic Commons, property provided by the city. The Association added a performance series in 1978 that included Sunday concerts in local churches and other public venues. The Tennessee Valley String School and Suzuki School of Music were created to provide music classes for adults and children. Arts programming grew significantly over the next few years and included Center Stage Community Theatre (1980) and The Shoals Community Orchestra (1982).

For five years, music and theatre programs rehearsed and performed at the Art Center in a single gallery amid changing exhibitions. In 1985, the music components incorporated independently as The Shoals Symphony and moved to a new home. Center Stage remained a part of TVAA and relocated to the Ritz Theater. In 1998, an Art Center expansion doubled exhibition space at the Art Center providing a workshop, art storage, and a permanent display for the prehistoric Martin Petroglyph. A plaza honoring TVAA founder, Ethel Davis, was constructed in 2008 and The Center was re-named The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in 2009.

Event Calendar

Tuesday June 27
Luminosity: The Power of Pastel
Tuesday June 27 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama
Monday July 10 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Art Quest 2017
Monday July 17 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Art Quest 2017

Membership

Benefits and Privileges of
TVAA Membership

Members of the Art Association enjoy an array of benefits ranging from free admission to the Museum, discounts on art classes to tickets for theatre programs and a member dinner. Whatever your interest, there is a membership level for you. We strive to create a personal, engaging, and memorable experience at the Museum and Ritz.

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Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 3pm (Sunday Admission Free)


Address
TENNESSEE VALLEY MUSEUM OF ART
511 North Water Street
P.O. Box 474 Tuscumbia, AL 35674
P 256.383.0533 F 256.383.0535

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