The Arts Center – Athens Area Council for the Arts - Located in the City of Athens, McMinn County, the mission of The Arts Center is to enrich the quality of life and make a difference for our community by providing opportunities for the expression and appreciation of the arts. The Arts Center provides arts and music classes, art exhibits, The Arts Market for local and regional artists to display and sell their work, and The Black Box Theatre where live musical and theatrical performance occur on a regular basis. The Arts Center also offers a program, Arts and Education for Area Schools, to do master classes and short and long-term residencies in poetry, dance, choral and instrumental music, voice, piano, visual arts, pottery, theater arts, and more.
The Etowah Arts Commission has a mission to sponsor and encourage cultural and educational activities in the City of Etowah and surrounding areas. The Commission sponsors arts and cultural classes and events at The Gem Theatre in downtown Etowah.