Encore Theatrical Company

Founded in 2006, Encore Theatrical Company believes in the power of the arts. Through live performances and educational programs, Encore provides quality entertainment by creating opportunities for the artistic minds in our region to exercise, nurture, and grow their talents. By cultivating and promoting the performing arts, Encore strives to improve the quality of life in the Lakeway Area.  From a mainstage season of exciting plays and musicals, to educational programs, touring shows to schools, community choirs, and other outreach and volunteer activities,  Encore has something for all ages in the performing arts.


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Morristown Art Association

The Morristown Art Association promotes and encourages the appreciation, understanding, and practice of art.  MAA sponsored events include an annual juried art show, the annual High School Art Show held at Rose Center in March, workshops taught by area artists, local festivals and arts events and more.  Monthly meetings include programs of interest to the working artist, as well as those having an appreciation of art, are presented at each meeting.  Members are encouraged to paint an art challenge for each meeting.  Membership is open to artists and individuals having an interest in and an appreciation of art.

Photographic Society of East Tennessee (PSET)

The Photographic Society of East Tennessee has been created to present, promote, and perfect photography as an art. This goal will be pursued by fostering an environment of encouragement, sharing of knowledge and skills, and creating a climate of critical competitiveness to challenge each other to ever higher levels of accomplishment.

Rose Center

Rose Center is Morristown and Hamblen County's community cultural center. Located in Morristown's first coeducational public high school built in 1892, the facility is named after Judge James G. Rose, Civil War Hero and Chairman of the School Board at the time when plans for construction of the school were initiated. The building operated as a school until 1975, at which time a group of local citizens organized, raised funds to replace the vintage roof, and re-opened the building as a museum and cultural center. This effort was part of the community's celebration of the nation's bicentennial.

Theatre Guild, Inc.

Founded in 1934, the Theatre Guild, Inc. is the longest, continuously-running community theatre in the state of Tennessee.  The mission of the Theatre Guild is to inspire, nurture, challenge, amaze, educate, and empower artists and audiences in order to make the Lakeway area a more conscious and compassionate community.  The Theatre Guild stimulates, celebrates, and enhances the understanding of ourselves and others through the shared experience of live theatre by producing exciting plays and musicals marked by innovative interpretations and a reflection of our community and the world in which we live.


Walters State Community College Department of Music and Theatre
500 S. Davy Crockett Parkway, 423-585-2600

The Department of Music and Theatre at Walters State Community College has a vibrant array of performing arts opportunities.   Offerings include numerous concerts and theatrical productions throughout the year.  The Music Department offers opportunities for students and community members to perform in the Concert Choir, Sensations, Women's and Men's Choral Ensembles, Community Band, Community Jazz Band, and Community Chorale.