Artist in Residence

Discovery Center is now accepting applications for our spring and fall 2020 Artists in Residence Program that focuses on sustainable practices in Middle Tennessee. This project provides an opportunity for children and families who visit the Center to observe and interact with a professional artist and culminates in an artist creating an installation that is produced with materials like wood, recycled materials, or any other responsibly sourced materials of the artist’s choice. The installation will be on exhibit at the Discovery Center and will encourage visitors to have a better appreciation of natural areas like the wetlands.

Applications for the spring session will be accepted through February 27.

Applications for the Fall session will be accepted through August 1. 

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Learn about Discovery Center’s 2018 artist in residence: Abby Hirsch Reish