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February 16, 2018


Public Information Officer, Winston Brooks, 931.455.2648


Arts Alive Tullahoma

Arts Festival Scheduled for May 26 and 27; accepting artists applications and volunteers and sponsors

The Tullahoma Art Center, South Jackson Civic Center and the Tullahoma Arts Council host Arts Alive Tullahoma Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26 and from Noon to 5:00pm Sunday, May 27, 2018.

This juried craft fair features top craft artisans from throughout the region who will offer for sale their acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, crafts, sculpture, printmaking, photography, jewelry, weavings, china painting, quilting, pottery, wood, glass and more.

“We are currently accepting artists applications,” said Community Coordinator, Winston Brooks. “The deadline is April 2. We are also looking for volunteers and sponsors. We have sponsorships from $1,000.00 levels to purchase awards in $50.00 increments.”

From 1968 to 2010 the Tullahoma Fine Arts & Crafts Festival featured hundreds of artists and craftsmen from around the state and the Southeast. It included live entertainment, children’s activities, artist demonstrations and food concessions. The festival took place on the last weekend in May at the South Jackson Civic Center. The artwork is was judged and prizes awarded. Now, the Tullahoma Art Center, South Jackson Civic and the Tullahoma Arts Council in collaboration with local organizations, businesses, and community volunteers are reviving the Tullahoma Arts Festival as Arts Alive Tullahoma. Based on the years of work of art advocate, Lucy Hollis, the festival will aim to follow the same format and once again position Tullahoma as a regional arts destination. Additionally, the event is seen as and economic development and tourism event that will generate an annual event that will grow each year. The festival will be at South Jackson and in the past drew approximately 8,000-10,000 visitors.

Our goal is to create a festival that artists and visitors will want to attend year after year. “In an age when mass production makes so many things widely available, Arts Alive Tullahoma celebrates the inspiration and skill of the individual maker,” said Diane Gawrys, Executive Director of the Tullahoma Art Center. “This is an opportunity to appreciate uniqueness.”

Arts Alive Tullahoma is set for Saturday and Sunday May 26 and 27, 2018 on the grounds of the South Jackson Civic Center, 404 South Jackson, Tullahoma, TN 37388.

Not only can you purchase a wide variety of handcrafted works of art, many of these artisans will demonstrate their crafts.

“We expect to draw thousands of attendees over two days. This influx of patrons will produce an economic surge for the surrounding merchants and restaurants, activate public space, and build community pride and connections” said Tisha Fritz, the Chairman of the Tullahoma Arts Council.

Admission to the fair is a $1 donation to the Tullahoma Arts Council.

For additional information, please contact Winston Brooks at wbrooks@tullahomatn.gov or visit https://www.tullahomaartscouncil.com/arts-alive.



January 19, 2018

Director of Public Works, Butch Taylor 454-1768

Public Works to Start Last Round of Leaf Pick-Up


The City of Tullahoma Public Works Department is nearing the completion of leaf pick-up. Starting Friday, January 19, Public Works will begin its final round of collection. Residents are asked to have the leaves curbside immediately. “All residential areas have been serviced at least three times during the leaf pick-up cycle,” said Director of Public Works, Butch Taylor. “Once we complete leaf season the leaf-boxes will be removed from the dump trucks, so they can be used for other projects.”

Leaves should be raked as close to the street or existing ditches as possible, but not into the street or ditch.  If there is a ditch, leaves should be left on the property owner’s side of the ditch. Crews will gather all leaves raked for collection in this manner. Check your schedule at the City’s web site http://www.tullahomatn.gov/leaf-collection-schedule or contact the Public Works Department at 454-1768. Residents are asked to keep in mind that the schedule is not precise but a guide to show how the work is progressing.

Taylor added that after this last cycle, the city will pick up leaves if they are bagged in biodegradable green bags and placed at the curb. One call to Public Works at 454-1768, and your bags will be picked up within 48 hours. These bags are then composted and mulched.

Helpful tips:

  • Please rake your leaves in piles not exceeding two feet in depth;
  • Please do not place your leaves more than five feet from the curb or shoulder;
  • Please do not block storm drain inlets;
  • Please do not mix tree limbs or stumps, metal, lumber or any other debris with your leaves. This may injure our employees or damage the equipment.