Artists come to East Tennessee for inspiration from the natural surroundings, Appalachian Mountains and sometimes fall in love and decide to stay. Art lovers come to see the painted pictures, photos, and beautiful landscapes on canvas or prints by the artists of Historic Jonesborough and surrounding areas — Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol, Tennessee.
Historic Jonesborough appreciates art in so many ways, and showing and selling is at the top of the list. The picturesque downtown area with its landscaping and well preserved historic buildings creates a beautiful setting for great pictures, photos, and canvas paintings.
Located in the center of Northeast Tennessee, Historic Jonesborough is easy to get to from any direction when visiting the Johnson City, Kingsport or Bristol area of the Appalachian Mountains. Stop for a day, a week or forever, we love visitors and new friends. Take in the art and history inside and outside of the stores listed below, and then relax in one of the historic hotels or bed and breakfasts.
Designing jewelry has been a passion for store owner Debra Locher since sixth grade. This passion combined with finding beauty in the nature of the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee in the form of rocks, plants, and organic shapes has led 139 ½ East Main Street
www.artisansg.comher to the world of fine jewelry. For years her store has offered jewelry and gifts from near and far, gemstones, fossils, crystals, minerals, and one-of-a-kind art jewelry by the owner.
Steve and Tava Cook renovated the Main Street store location, which served as a telephone company, to accommodate more crafts and artwork from over 200 different artists from across the country. All of the artists represented at JAGG are American artists, and the Cooks strongly emphasize the importance of supporting these artists against imports and mass-produced items.
101 E. Main St
423.753.5401New work is being sought each year to give the art lover a new selection several times yearly, and all artists are welcome to submit their work for consideration.
Historic Jonesborough began theatrical productions with the “Blue Mouse Theatre” in the 1920’s which later became the “Jackson Movie Theatre”. Today, Rick Hoyle displays his paintings, prints, custom-made jewelry, unique gift items, and original pastels in this historic building. He also does custom framing for posters, canvas, artwork, and more.
Since he was a child, he used to try to change the detail in coloring books. His mother was an artist and soon he found himself doing portraits, and then landscapes. Now specializing in historical landscapes, his work reflects the beauty and rich history of East Tennessee. 123 WestMain Street
Open Thursday - Saturday 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm.