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Founded in 1974, the Tennessee Artists Association is a volunteer based civic organization representing individuals who are working in or who have an appreciation of fine art.

TAA Mission Statement

The Tennessee Artists Association is a volunteer organization created by artists for artists of all levels and abilities. The purpose is threefold:

1. Provide for fellowship and encouragement by associating with other artists.

2. Assist in the personal development of art skills through monthly meeting programs, workshops and classes.

3. Develop market outlets for works of art on a cooperative basis.




Tennessee Artists Association

A Not-For-Profit Organization

Whether you are a beginner, emerging artist or a professional in the field of Fine Art, we have a place for you. You are eligible for membership in the TAA if you are 18 years or older and are a resident of Tennessee.  We welcome artists in painting, photography and sculpture. 

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Tennessee Artists Association:  Underground Art Show & Sale
June 5, 2015   5:00PM -8:00PM  Emporium Annex

The Tennessee Artists Association is presenting a "First Friday" event on June 5th downstairs in the Emporium Annex, 100 Gay St, Knoxville, from 5pm to 8pm. Members of the TAA will be displaying their latest works of art in oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photography and more. Discover great art on sale and meet the artists. Look for the Underground Art Show signs at the south staircase just a short walk on Gay Street from the Emporium's main entrance for easy access. The Underground Art Show & Sale is free admission and open to the public.