Art Attractions and Museums

West Tennessee Regional Art Center

1200 Main Street, Humboldt, TN 38343; (731) 784-1787; E-Mail:; Web Site:
Opened in 1994 in Humboldt’s restored former City Hall building, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center takes pride in being Tennessee’s only permanent fine arts museum between Nashville and Memphis. The original collection was donated by Dr. Benjamin and Gertrude Caldwell for the purpose of cultural education for people of all ages throughout West Tennessee. Oil paintings, sculpture, watercolor paintings, drawings, prints and lithographs, pastels, and silk-screens comprise the Caldwell Collection. Marge and Dr. William Ewers, also of Nashville, have donated their collection, art gathered from around the world. Ms. Lois Currie has also donated her Boehms Birds collection, one enjoyed by people of all ages. The Downstairs Galleries provide a changing showcase for works by regional artists. In addition, WTRAC offers guided tours and hands-on art activities for children. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There is no admission fee but contributions are appreciated to support the future of the Center.

Rockabilly Highway Murals

Selmer, TN  38375
Commissioned by Arts in McNairy, Jackson Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission as well as the McNairy County Regional Alliance and Selmer Business Alliance, Selmer is now home to two beautiful murals painted by Nashville artist Brian Tull.  These public art landmarks were created in conjunction with the naming of the Rockabilly Highway.  Fifty-five miles of U.S. Highway 45 between Madison County (Jackson, TN) and McNairy County (Selmer, TN) to the Mississippi state line were officially named Rockabilly Highway on March 26, 2008.  Selmer’s Rockabilly Highway Murals are a celebration of Rockabilly Music and West Tennessee’s musical heritage.  The McNairy County Music Hall of Fame (MCMHF) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of McNairy County’s distinctive and rich musical heritage. MCMHF was conceived, and is sponsored by, Arts in McNairy’s traditional arts committee to honor those individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, sites, etc. who have strengthened or positively impacted McNairy County’s unique musical heritage, or left a lasting cultural legacy. Honorees are recognized annually with a tribute concert and induction ceremony at the historic Latta Building in downtown Selmer. Short bios and other information on inductees are featured on McNairy County Trail of Music Legends (and its companion app) in downtown Selmer, while full induction speeches are posted on the Trail's official website.  Learn more about the inductees to the McNairy County Music Hall of Fame, make a nomination, and walk the Trail of Music Legends!


Parsons Visual Arts Gallery

535 Tennessee Ave South; P.O. Box 128, Parsons, TN 38363-0128; (731) 847-6358; Fax: (731) 847-9272; Web Site:
Features original art by local and regional artists in oil, water color, and acrylic. Framed original artwork and selected prints for sale.

National Bird Dog Museum, Field Trial Hall of Fame & Wildlife Heritage Center

505 W. Hwy. 57, P.O. Box 774, Grand Junction, TN 38039; (731) 764-2058; Fax: (731) 764-3004; E-Mail:; Web Site:
Recognizing over 40 breeds of pointing dogs, retrievers, and flushing dogs, this museum features numerous exhibits, sporting dog art, wildlife murals, artifacts, historical objects, a collection of game birds and wildlife specimens, gift shop and more.  Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


1 Mindfield Alley, Brownsville, TN 38012; (731) 772-2193; Fax: (731) 772-2195;E-Mail:; Web Site:
A 75-foot steel sculpture created by Brownsville artist Billy Tripp. A work in progress full of symbols about life. Free admission.

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