COOKEVILLE – Art Round Tennessee (ART) is gearing up for the 16th annual ART Prowl, a tour of studios and galleries in downtown Cookeville Nov. 11-12, and the event will be led by a new director, Breanna Kincaid
Kincaid, a fiber artist, has served as an ART member and volunteer for many years. Karen Short served as interim ART Prowl director in 2015.
“I’m honored and excited to be the ART Prowl Director for 2016,” Kincaid said. “I’ve seen firsthand the Prowl’s value in our community. We have a talented community of artists and generous patrons, and the Prowl is a wonderful yearly event to bring everyone together. I’m excited to work on continuing the success of ART Prowl while adding a few new opportunities for patrons and their families.”
During ART Prowl, attendees can browse and purchase artwork made in the Upper Cumberland and get to know the artists who create it, all while exploring Cookeville’s historic WestSide and downtown studios. Many artists share their techniques during demonstrations throughout the weekend, and some studios will feature free art activities for children. Each year, ART Prowl inspires visitors, which in turn, encourages community and economic support for area artists, growing Cookeville as a arts destination.
ART is currently inviting artists to apply to participate in the 2016 ART Prowl. The application can be found at ArtRoundTennessee.org, and the deadline to apply is July 15. ART Prowl is open to professional artists in the Upper Cumberland, with some openings for emerging artists. Interested artists may apply online to be entered in the jury selection process. The jury will announce its selections by Aug. 1.