The Mission of the Tennessee Valley Art Association is to provide cultural and educational performing and visual arts experiences of unequaled quality for diverse communities in Northwest Alabama with intention to further expression in and appreciation of all the arts.
Our Vision is to be an organization whose inspiring visual and performing arts programming is an essential part of everyday life for diverse populations of Northwest Alabama and to heighten public understanding and appreciation of art as an expression of the human experience.
The Martin Petroglyph
See what's coming up at Tennessee Valley Museum of Art and the Ritz Theatre.
An installation memorial to lives lost to COVID-19 has been installed at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art front entrance. Two thousand saffron orange ribbons flutter in the breeze as each one represents a life lost to the current pandemic. Presently, nearly two thousand Americans die every two days of the coronavirus or from coronavirus-related complications. As Alabama approaches more than 760 losses from the virus, the museum staff encourages community members to stop by the museum to attach a yellow ribbon in remembrance of friends and family that have passed from COVID-19.
The installation is inspired by legendary contemporary artist Cristo who passed away on May 31 at the age of 92. Cristo and his late partner Jean-Claude were famous for large scale public art installations like The Gates, which ran through Central Park in New York City. Their pieces explored concepts of space, place, and presence.