The Grand Art Opening

The Grand Art Opening

On Saturday, April 29th, from 11 am to 4 pm, Harpeth Art Center & Mud Puddle Pottery will present a Springtime showcase featuring hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, stained glass, sculpture and original canvas paintings. What a great opportunity to purchase Mother’s Day gifts!

Participating Artists

Featuring the art of Lisa Jennings
Several of Harpeth Art Center’s gallery artists will be in attendance:
Alvin Cecil from Thomas Chair Shop will be out front with their handcrafted wooden rockers and porch swings.

Special Activities Going on Throughout the Event:

Motherhood / Sisterhood Customizable Paint mini-workshop with Lynne Looney

In this mini-workshop, students will paint a representational painting of family, sisterhood, friendship, grandparents, etc. Choose morning or afternoon session or sign up for both to create multiple paintings!

Child’s Hands In Clay – Wall Tile

Stamp your child’s hand in special clay. Take it home that day! Great Mother’s Day Gift! This is a drop-in activity. No pre-registration required.
  • 6×6″ Tile (suitable for one hand print) $25
  • 10×6″ Tile (multiple hand prints) $40

Prize Drawings

There will be several drawings throughout the day for pottery and glass, restaurant and gift certificates.

– Open to the Public –
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages by Monell’s.
This event is presented in association with Grand Central Barter.

Visit Harpeth Art Center Gallery Artists at Art on the West Side!

Art on the West Side

Several Harpeth Art Center gallery artists will participate in Art on the West Side, to be held at Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC) (map) on Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23rd. This year marks the 4th anniversary for the event.

Devoted to featuring local and regional artists, the juried show features painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, clay and fiber artists, wood turners, and glass artists who will be on hand to speak with attendees about their works. A percentage of all sales benefit art programming at the GJCC.

Participating Harpeth Art Center Artists

Please stop by and visit the booths of Harpeth Art Center gallery artists:

Also featuring collaborative works by sculptor Carolyn Boutwell and Harpeth Art Center Gallery & Mud Puddle Pottery owner, Sharon Ingram!

Sneak Peek!

Here are some images of work completed and work-in-progress from Sharon Ingram:


Saturday 6-9PM: Opening cocktail reception and preview sale. Enjoy tastings from local restaurants. Suggested $15 donation.

Sunday 10AM-4PM: Featuring children’s activities with the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Admission is free.


Harpeth Art Center’s Holiday Open House

The 2016 Holiday Open House at Harpeth Art Center & Gallery and Mud Puddle Pottery Studio will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am – 5pm.

The annual event features handmade creations by Middle Tennessee artists and craftsmen. The art center will be filled with booths where customers can shop direct with their favorite local artisans who come to share their work. The gallery will be flowing with lots of new offerings from over 50+ artists that show in the gallery year round.

Each year, the Holiday Open House features unique gift finds for your holiday shopping list, where each piece is handmade and one-of-a-kind.

Visitors will be welcomed with refreshments, music and lots of holiday cheer as they shop for their finds. The art center will have all the trimmings of the season, with holiday trees aglow, lights and music. Visitors come from afar year after year to attend this event where they find gifts from small to large.

The Holiday Open House will include functional pottery and decorative pottery, artisan jewelry, sculpture, handmade wood furniture, handcrafted books, metal smithing, stained glass and blown glass, acrylic paintings and oil paintings, unique lamps and lighting, watercolor paintings and mixed media, photography, beaded jewelry, leather, handmade candles and soaps and more.

In addition to beautiful art, shoppers will enjoy refreshments, music and lots of holiday cheer! Sharon Ingram and staff spend weeks decorating the gallery and class space with holiday trees and lights in preparation for the event.

To view a list of participating artists, click here.

Artists interested in applying for vendor space may find information here.