About Us:

The Old Hickory Art Center is located in the historic Hadley Elementary School at 1308 Fuller Street in Old Hickory, TN.  The Art Center is the dream of Tom Taylor, a retired Graphic Artist.  The two-room schoolhouse was built by Dupont and served First through Eighth Grade classes from 1935 until 1956.  With the support of the Old Hickory Utility District the building was renovated and became a haven for artists to paint, learn and sell their artwork.  

    The Art Center holds an exhibit the second week in October on Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
   We are open to the public every Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and encourage new artists to come and paint!
    There is no charge to use the studio, just bring your own supplies. 

Tom Taylor, Director, Old Hickory Art Center


Tom Taylor founded and currently directs the Old Hickory Art Center where he provides instruction and advice to aspiring students and professional artists.  His career in art began at the age of 18 when he received a full scholarship to attend Columbus School of Art.  After completing his formal education Tom embarked on a 45 year career as a professional Litho Artist in the printing industry.  His retirement has allowed Tom to focus full time on his own artistic creations.

Tom's work has been exhibited in the Bradley Museum in Columbus, GA, The Nashville Parthenon, The Madison Art Center, and The Old Hickory Art Center.