Nelson Fine Art Center

At Nelson Fine Art Center you can enjoy regular art exhibits, art shows, wine tastings and see some great local artists’ work. This is the place to buy unusual gifts and art to decorate your home.

Nelson Fine Art also offers custom framing. Owner Dick Nelson is an expert framer with more than 20,000 custom picture framings under his belt. A 20+ year framing veteran and owner of both Nelson Fine Art and Tree House Gallery, Nelson leads a team of three framers dedicated to creative, quality design and construction.

Stop in for some great coffee and treats at the coffee bar and see some creative art, photography and paintings.

324 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601


Tipton Gallery

Tipton Gallery is a venue for contemporary art under the Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University. It features local artists and student shows, both high school and college level.

“Our strategic location downtown strengthens our aim for the arts to be a strong voice in advancing economic vitality and cultural development. Our mission is to provide venues and access to contemporary art within the region through innovative and diverse exhibitions that promote artistic excellence, cultural awareness and creative thinking.” –Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, director of Slocumb Galleries

126 Spring St, Johnson City, TN 37604


The Warrior’s Canvas & Veterans Art Center

The Warrior’s Canvas & Veterans Art Center is a 501c3 non-profit in downtown Johnson City. Our mission is to build a Veteran artist community in the Tri-Cities where Veterans can experience art as therapy through art classes, provide a professional gallery space for Veterans to display and sell their art and to be a rallying point and gathering place for Veterans in the Tri-Cities.

We currently offer free art classes to Veterans and their family members. We are also offering paid classes to the general public as a way to raise awareness about our mission and to help generate funds to be able to provide supplies, studio space and classes for Veterans with PTSD and other military related trauma.

Our gallery features artwork and crafts from talented local Veteran artists and craftsmen, which are for sale. 70 percent of the proceeds go to the artist and 30 percent goes to the gallery to purchase supplies and operating costs.

320 E Main St, Johnson City, TN 37601