Concord Christian, St. John Neumann, Farragut K-8 art on display soon

Students attending schools in Farragut will have an opportunity to show their artworks when Farragut Arts Council sponsors its art shows for primary, intermediate and middle schools.

The displays begin Monday, Jan 23, with the 2017 Farragut Primary Schools Art Show in Farragut Town Hall Rotunda, 11408 Municipal Center Drive.

“Don't miss the opportunity to view the work of some of the community's most talented young artists from Concord Christian School, Farragut Primary School and St. John Neumann Catholic School,” Sue Stuhl, Farragut Parks & Leisure Services director, said.

The show, which can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, will continue through Thursday, Feb. 2. The Council will host a reception to honor the students from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Town Hall.

Parents crowded into the Rotunda to see their children’s artworks during last year’s reception.

“Isn’t it something?” Laura Dimmitt, mother of FPS first-grader Paisley Dimmitt, asked about the event. “Who knows? This may be her first art showing.”

“It’s nice to reward the kids for their creative ability,” Stephanie Lundy, FPS art teacher, said during the 2016 show. “It’s just exciting. It gives the kids a chance to get their artwork out in the community.”

Farragut Arts Council then will display middle school students’ work during a juried show from Monday, Feb. 20, through Thursday, March 2, during regular Town Hall hours in the Rotunda.

Awards will be given for best of show and first, second and third places during a reception from 5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the Rotunda.

Intermediate school students from schools in Farragut then will have their works on display in an art show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Tuesday, March 20, through Thursday, March 30, in Town Hall. Intermediate school students’ reception is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28.

“I know you are proud of your children,” Pam Ziegler, Farragut Art Council chairwoman, said during the 2016 intermediate school art show reception. “We are proud of your children.”

The art shows and receptions are free and open to the public.

For more information, call Lauren Cox, Farragut Special Events and Program coordinator, at or call 865-966-7057.