Spend your morning among rotating and permanent exhibits at the 56,000-squarefoot Customs House Museum & Cultural Center. Visit 10 public art pieces within a walkable few blocks -- plenty of selfie opportunities! (Another 10 pieces are within a short driving distance and on the APSU campus.) See a gallery full of locally-created and affordably priced pieces at Downtown Artists Co-Op. You won’t leave empty handed! After dinner, enjoy a live professional production at the Roxy Regional Theatre. From family-friendly musicals to black-box theatre, patrons can enjoy dozens of options throughout the year. Experience First Thursday ArtWalk with guest displays at businesses throughout downtown.
Austin Peay State University offers an array of arts events throughout the year – from exhibits, and performances to readings or workshops by students, faculty and guest artists. See their full arts calendar at link. On campus you’ll find multiple galleries showcasing engaging and thought-provoking exhibitions. The University’s 3,000+ piece art collection can be found in various ‘mini-galleries’ throughout several academic buildings and around the beautiful grounds.
Evening entertainment can be as varied as a concert from the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Cumberland Winds or Celtic acoustic quintet Red River Breeze to Beachaven Winery’s Jazz on the Lawn (May-October) or downtown’s Jammin’ in the Alley (June-August.)