Illeana Kervin stars as Deloris Van Cartier in "Sister Act" at the Cumberland County Playhouse.


BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS — Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., LaFayette, Ga. 706-356-7437,

* "Deathtrap," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors.

* "The Twelfth Night," free Shakespeare Summer Series traveling show, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5-6 at Courtyard at Peacock Alley, 311 S. Hamilton St., Dalton, Ga.; 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at Coolidge Park, 150 River St., Chattanooga; and 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Northwest Georgia Amphitheater, 220 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga.

BUTTONWILLOW CIVIL WAR DINNER THEATER — 1060 Main St., Whitwell, Tenn. 423-658-7478, "Granddaddy's Watch," daily lunch and dinner shows (11 a.m. and 5 p.m CT Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday), by reservation only. $35 adults, $18 ages 6-12, $5 younger children (free if sharing adult's plate).

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

* "Smoke on the Mountain," through Aug. 10. $14-$27.

* "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 20. $16-$29.

* "Sister Act," through Sept. 8. $16-$29.

WAYNE-O-RAMA — 1800 Rossville Ave., No. 108., Shaking Ray Levi Society presents Abandoned Ships (Milissa Orzolek) in puppet and shadow shows, "The Egg" and "What's Next?" 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6; doors open at 6 p.m. Free. Limited seating; kids welcome to bring a floor mat.


AREA 61 GALLERY — 61 E. Main St. 423-648-9367. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. 423-648-9367. First Friday exhibition, featuring Denice Bizot, whose plasma-torched sculptures include everything from discarded shovels to salvaged car hoods, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Operated by Franklin County Arts Guild. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Sunday, 11 am.-5 p.m. Saturday (all times Central). 931-308-4130, Opening reception 5-7 p.m. CDT Aug. 4 for "Remnants," member show by Alida Morgan, through Aug. 27, and "American Retro," community art show, through Sept. 10.

ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 423-745-8781, "Surface Geographies: An Altered Point of View," by Johnson City, Tenn., artist/graphic designer Nancy Fischman, through Aug. 25.

AVA GALLERY — Association for Visual Arts, 30 Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 423-265-4282, "Examinations: AVA Artists Reflect on the Hunter Museum Collection," Aug. 4-25. Opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 4.

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS ARTS ASSOCIATION — 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 706-632-2144,

* "Eastern League of Professional Artists" exhibit and "Off the Wall" 3D exhibit, through Aug. 26.

* Third-quarter artist-in-residence, Jo-Ann Jensen, through Sept. 30.

CHATTANOOGA WORKSPACE — 302 W. Sixth St. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-825-0592, Open Studio Night, with "Wild for Art," created with and for animals of the Chattanooga Zoo, in WorkSpace and "Born To Die" by Kenny Kudulis in ArtSpace Gallery, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Hors d'oeuvres by Dish T' Pass. Free admission and parking.

COWPEA PHOTO CONTEST — Winners will be announced at International Cowpea Festival and Cook-off in Charleston, Tenn., Sept. 9. Entries on the theme "Yippea for the Farm" accepted through Aug. 11. Agri-heritage images welcome from amateur photographers throughout Ocoee region (Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Polk and Hamilton counties). Categories for children and adults. Rules at

CRAFT N CROP — Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Relaxed artist mixer for creatives of all types, 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Bring project and potluck dish. 423-855-9474. Volunteers needed for several sewing and no-sew projects to send "crafted love" projects to troops, 6 p.m. Aug. 3. Sponsored by local chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution. Bring pinking shears if you have them.

CREATIVE ARTS GUILD — 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and by appointment. 706-278-0168,

* August gallery opening, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, featuring music by Charlsey Etheridge. Doubles as Festival volunteer kickoff party.

* Main Gallery: "Disarrangement of Form" by Russell Cook, through Aug. 21.

* Jonas Performance Hall: "Larger Than Life," photography by Keith McFarland, Aug. 4-21.

* Gallery 111: "His Beard Really Isn't That Blue," paintings and fiber arts by Mary Hamby, Aug. 4-21.

CREATIVE DISCOVERY MUSEUM — 321 Chestnut St. $13.95 museum admission. 423-756-2738, Artist residency features musician and instrument maker Randy Peterson, noon-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 9.

ETOWAH DEPOT MUSEUM — 227 Tennessee Ave. Hours: 8-4:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday. "Encore: My Community — My World," encore exhibit that documents the summer of 2016 in photos made by 16 middle-school students with point-and-shoot cameras as an Etowah Arts Commission project, through August. Free. Larger exhibition originally on view in Nancy Cantrell Dender Gallery.

EXUM GALLERY & MEMORIAL GARDEN — St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. 423-266-8195, "Four Seasons at Reflection Riding," original oil paintings by Rena Malone, Aug. 4-Sept. 10. Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4.

GALLERY 1401 — 1478 Market St. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 423-265-0015, Weekly Emerging Artist Series continues with Allison Vannoy, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 4. Free.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — Blackwell Automotive, 71 Eastgate Loop, Eastgate Mall. Hours: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. 423-344-5643, Photographic Society of Chattanooga summer show, "Chattanooga Scenes," through Aug. 18.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER — 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, Ga. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. 706-629-2599, Regional Art Show, through Aug. 17.

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $15 ages 18 and older. 423-267-0968,

* "Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White," through Oct. 1.

* Bands on the Bluff: End of Summer Dance Party, 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Throwback Thursday admission: $5.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 423-267-9214, "Scenes of the City," acrylic paintings and ink drawings by Jim Tucker, through Aug. 31. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Aug. 4.

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, $4 students and seniors. 423-339-5745,

* "War Memorials," through Sept. 2.

* "Dixie Foundry/Magic Chef," through Oct. 28.

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment. 423-265-5033, ext. 5;

* "Little Jewels," 25th anniversary exhibition, with miniature paintings by Ed Cook, oil paintings by Victoria Pearmain and ceramics by Mary Lynn Portera, through Aug. 31. Painting demonstration by Ed Cook, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 4. Celebration party, with artists present, 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 4. Plein air painting demo by Joe Parrott and Victoria Pearmain, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 5.

* Goddess Rags trunk show, featuring clothing by artist Janice Schmidt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10-11, 1-4 p.m. Aug. 12.

* Russell Whiting works in Sculpture Garden through May 30.

SCENIC CITY CLAY ARTS — 301 E. 11th St. Gallery 2232 presents "Earth Wind and Fire" by Jonathan Clardy for First Friday event, 5:30-8:15 p.m. Aug. 4. Free.

TENN ARTS STUDIO — 1801 Rossville Ave., Suite 108. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through September. Wayne-O-Rama, yearlong installation of puppets and depictions of local people and places by Chattanooga native Wayne White, a four-time Emmy Award-winning artist. Free; donations welcome.


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