Arts & Advocacy for the Incarcerated
Arts Inside is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers creative programs and workshops for the incarcerated women and men at the Grundy County Detention Center in Altamont, Tennessee.
The program operates under the umbrella of the Grundy County Sheriff's Reentry Program.
Arts Inside is committed to sharing love, laughter, and beauty through creativity.
We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
Exploring artistic creativity with our mission always in mind, we strive to offer quality programs and materials so that participants can fully realize their creative abilities. We also have a lot of fun!
Arts Inside hosts occasional art exhibits. Program participants' artwork is displayed and the public is invited to meet the artists and view their latest work. Some art may be available for purchase.
With access to the right resources, we can all become empowered by our own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill our potential.
Creative Writing Workshops
Men and women are pushed to stretch themselves creatively. The men's sessions have included the study of famous male writers who were incarcerated, short story writing and more.
The women's sessions focus on creating timelines, writing children's stories and writing memoirs.
“When it's dark enough, you can see the stars”
Ralph Waldo Emerson