An art gallery starts its third year June 2020 in the historic Board of Aid to Land Ownership building at Historic Rugby.

“The Gallery At Rugby,” a venture by artist and longtime area resident Freeman Davenport, opens on June 4. It features works from area artists for sale, and on display in monthly themed shows.

Davenport has for years offered instruction to other artists through workshops and plein air events in Rugby. In 2017, she and other artists created a seasonal gallery in the Board of Aid.

For 2020, Davenport has scheduled a series of monthly shows through December. Also, for the first time in 2020, she is offering free Art Lessons twice monthly June through September. For the schedule, look here:

The monthly show themes for 2020 are:

June:                “Freeman Davenport’s TN Landscape Paintings” (see this show June 20,  too, at Historic Rugby’s Annual Membership Meeting reception)
July:                “Summertime” art & fine crafts from V. Bonham, L. Gabbard, H.M. Powell & M. White
August            “Collage of the Artist” featuring art & fine crafts
September:      “Autumn” featuring art & fine crafts
October           “Fall Colors” featuring art & fine crafts
November:      “Holidays” featuring art & fine crafts
December:       “Tis the Season” featuring art & fine crafts

Davenport has also issued a call to artists: “We are seeking artists to exhibit their work. Our selection committee will review your art submissions either on line or in person. Please include a brief biography and images with submissions. We’re looking forward to having numerous artists represented,” she said.

Davenport also has her own studio in the gallery.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays,  11:00-4:00 Eastern time, through December.  To contact the gallery, phone 423-628-2991 or email


 Gallery Photos