Arts & Culture

Arts and Culture

“Plan Your Visit” to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee’s sites.

The variety of arts, theater and music may surprise you — but Jackson has a long history as the entertainment center of West Tennessee, and the growing number of students and professionals keep it vibrant. From the Jackson Symphony to concerts at the AMP, from Jackson Theatre Guild community productions to Ballet Arts, Jackson celebrates the arts.

The Jackson Arts Council connects and strengthens the arts, making them accessible, and 50 non-profit arts organizations make up the coalition. Jackson’s public art installations are increasing the murals, sculptures and other mediums throughout the community.




Art in the Village
40 Casey Jones Ln. Suite 3 | Jackson
Art in the Village is the premier fine art gallery in Jackson, TN.

Ballet Arts of Jackson
Ballet Arts of Jackson develops and inspires youth by providing access to the art of classical ballet and exists to provide the youth of West Tennessee with an opportunity to develop character, life skills, integrity, and independence through the study of and participation in classical ballet.

Havner’s Frame Shop
105 N. Church St. | Jackson
Started in 1977 by Ray Havner, Havner’s Frame Shop was born out of a desire to serve the Jackson community. What started as a hobby in his home in Hicksville, has grown into a thriving third-generation family business.

Jackson International Food & Arts Festival
Downtown Jackson
The festival’s mission is to spread cultural awareness, promote cross-cultural engagement, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds of residents throughout West Tennessee.

The Jackson Symphony
The Jackson Symphony was founded in 1961 by a group of leading citizens to bring classical music to the City of Jackson and surrounding communities. Each season, the Jackson Symphony presents a seven concert series with three classical concerts and four “pops” programs, a Christmas family matinee, and the Starlight Symphony each fall, which attracts 6,000+ music lovers from across West Tennessee.

Jackson Theatre Guild
The Jackson Theatre Guild exists to promote, encourage, and support quality theatrical productions, the arts, and the educational aspect of theatre in Jackson, TN, and its surrounding areas.

Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center
314 E Main St. | Jackson
Located in our historic downtown area, “The Ned” (officially known as the Ned R. McWherter West Tennessee Cultural Arts Center) serves as Jackson, Tennessee’s premiere performance space and contains two art galleries used for traveling and local exhibits.