Tennessee Valley Museum of Art is temporarily closed to the public

  • Following contact tracing protocols, our museum is currently closed.
  • Our artist reception originally scheduled for July 18 is canceled.
    The schedule for our upcoming exhibits may also change due to this
    temporary closing. Watch this space and the museum’s Facebook page for updates.
  • Stay safe, everyone! We love you with all our arts.
  • Hope to see you soon,

    Your friends at the Tennessee Valley Art Association



  • About Us

  • 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. 

  • on view

    • Misfit Children : Landscapes & Creatures from the Mind of Jen Torres

    • Self Portraits by Central Elementary School

    • The Martin Petroglyph


See what's coming up at Tennessee Valley Museum of Art and the Ritz Theatre.

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    Jul, 2020

  • ArtWorks 2020 Member Show

    July 20 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 5:00 pm

    Our annual membership show, ArtWorks, returns for 2020! All works in this exhibit are by members of the Tennessee Valley Art

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    Jun, 2020

  • Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

    511 W. Water St.

    June 2 - July 3

    Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an exhibition of work created by Alabama students with visual impairments, blindness, and deafness

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Cancellation Announcement

Summer Stock Announcement

It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Tennessee Valley Art Association must announce the cancellation of this year’s Summer Stock production of  The Drowsy Chaperone. It is out of an abundance of precaution for our production staff (whose meetings begin in late April) our performers (whose intense rehearsal schedule would begin in early May), and our general audience (who would gather in mass in July) that we have decided to cancel the 2020 production of The Drowsy Chaperone due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is not a decision we took lightly. In fact, we waited until the answer became very clear as to the best course of action.

Please know, there will be opportunities this summer as we work on virtual experiences inside the Ritz. Our series of Center Stage plays will begin in August and Time Out for Theatre will resume in December.

We wish the best health and safety to all of you. We have great hope that we will all be in (physical) community again soon enjoying the arts together.

COVID-19 Memorial

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.