Two drive-thru art exhibits to be presented by CWEET

The Tennessee Arts Commission and Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee will sponsor "Art: A Drive by Gallery," 1 – 5 p.m. each Saturday, April 10 and April 17.

Local artists will display artwork in a variety of mediums for viewing and purchase at Cosmic Ties, 4405 Hooper Hwy., Cosby, and Wildwater Rafting Company in Hartford. COVID-19 precautions will be observed.

The event is designed as a drive-by of each gallery location, and with space for visitors to have socially distant interaction with the artists.

"Art is an important human activity. The true purpose of art is one of resilience. Humans have continually returned to art-making as one way to repair and recover from the inescapable physical, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual challenges of life," said CWEET Community Organizer Laurie Duckett.

A sneak peek into a couple of the featured artists includes:

Joanne Dobes, a fibers artist living and working in Cocke County for the past 10 years. She is a K-8 Visual Arts instructor for Cosby schools.

Daniel Crisp is a candid and wildlife photographer, musician, and visionary artist.

The Clean Water Expected in East Tennessee Facebook page has more information on the selected artists.