Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center is a historic building in Hendersonville doubling as an artistic epicenter in north Nashville. Their interactive space showcases a variety of offerings for the community to interact with art, including the following:
– They are a museum showcasing famous work (did you get to see their Pablo Picasso exhibit?).
– They are an art gallery highlighting local voices.
– They are educators offering art classes for students and adults of all ages.
– They also transform their space every spring, supporting Sumner County student-creativity.
Annual Best of Sumner County Student Art Show
In their commitment to Sumner students, Monthaven hosts an art exhibit every spring, the Annual Best of Sumner County Student Art Show. It is the longest-running art exhibition in Sumner County, and in January it was decided to dedicate the show to one of the region’s most beloved public figures, James B. Hawkins.
James was born in Atlanta, but grew up in Gallatin and was heavily involved in bettering his community. He recently passed after a months-long battle with cancer, and the Monthaven board wanted to honor his community commitment in a unique way.
This year, Nossi College of Art is sponsoring the 44th Annual James B. Hawkins Sumner County Student Art Show, which will run May 16-31 at Hendersonville’s Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center. The show’s judging will take place just before opening day, and ribbons will be put in place to hang next to winning artwork. As you tour you will know which student and artwork earned a scholarship. Nossi College will present award-winning high school students in four categories with a combined $10,000 in scholarships. These categories include drawing, painting, 3D, and miscellaneous mixed media. We will also offer a scholarship to the Best in Show. There will be a special awards reception on May 31 for the students. Stay updated on Nossi events by visiting our events calendar.
James B. Hawkins Sumner County Student Art Show is open to all Sumner County middle and high school students, and each school is allowed to enter up to 10 pieces of work. Lois Riggin-Ezzell, director emeritus of the Tennessee State Museum and Dr. Ted Rose will judge this year’s exhibition.
Although donations are appreciated, there is no cost to attend this open-to-the-public exhibit. We encourage you to come and see the talent emerging from Sumner County schools.
May 31, 2020
Middle School: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
High School: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
The reception will be held outdoors so Monthaven can be mindful of social distancing practices!
May 16 – May 31
Tuesday thru Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday through Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monthaven is now enrolling for their summer art camps!
With campers ages 6 to 16, they get to enjoy everything from the core studio art class to digital art and filmmaking classes. You must reserve space in advance to attend. View classes available on Monthaven Arts and Cultural Center‘s website.