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Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. PHOTO: ROB HAINER/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

The Art Lover’s Guide to Collecting Fine Art in the

Southern States

he Southern States is one of the most culturally rich and diverse regions in the United States, and is highlighted by must-see destinations throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. There is even a specific term for art of, about and from the region, aptly called Southern art. This specialized genre was heavily influenced by the history of the area and is comprised of multiple art movements: Southern expressionism, folk art and modernism. Museums, such as Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama, and Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, even feature collections of Southern art. Locales throughout the area have thriving art districts with galleries and museums, as well as annual and monthly events. The monthlong May Festival of the Arts is a highlight in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, while Paducah, Kentucky’s Lower Town Arts District is home to the city’s Artists Relocation Program. More than 20 artists live and work in Lower Town, and many have regular operating hours so that

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visitors can stop by their studios. Chattanooga, Tennessee, is home to the Bluff View Art District, which spans more than 1½ city blocks and includes galleries, restaurants and shopping. The Hunter Museum of American Art is also located in the area, which boasts group exhibitions of historic and contemporary art as well as solo shows. The city also hosts the 4 Bridges Arts Festival, next happening April 21 to 23, 2017. The juried art festival features 150 artists working in clay, glass, painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture. Atlanta is another art-centric city, with Midtown’s Art District, Castleberry Hill Historic Arts District and the downtown area being among the spots to visit. Castleberry Hill hosts the 2nd Friday Art Stroll each month beginning at 7 p.m., and downtown there is also is the First Thursday Downtown Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Among the galleries and artists calling the region home are Gallery 1401, M. Camille Day and Stephanie Jeanne Hardy.

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