Located forty-five miles west of Nashville, Tennessee, the Studio is located on fifty acres of natural beauty. We bought this property in 1991, and feel we are its caretakers for only a short time, sharing with all who visit the opportunity to enjoy the wonders of nature. Sixty foot limestone bluffs overhang the beautiful spring-fed Old Mill Creek. Rolling hills covered in hardwoods, are alive with the sounds of nature and the sounds of silence all at the same time. The site was known as the “Old Collier Place” and was originally a homestead settled in the late 1800′s. The original house is long gone, but the old apple and pear trees still produce fruit each year. The original log barn and shed still stand and the two-hole outhouse is now utilized as a garden shed. Come and visit us anytime, play in the creek, swing in the big oak tree or watch the wild turkeys…..dream of the wonders of creation and life.
- Why Hickman County?
- Why? Adventure and Sunshine! –by Nicole Lewis
- Why? Community and Country Charm –by The Lingo Family
- Why? Hard working people and great business! –by Tom and April Podnar
- Why? Its Underwear! –by Vanessa Davis
- Why? Let Me County the Ways! –by Devon Pickard
- Why? Personal Opportunities! –by Jim Griffin
- Why? Sweet People and Sweet Water! – by Antonia Meadors
- Why? Valhalla! –by Nel and Jim Ahl
- Arts & Ag Tour
- Arts & Ag Tour 2013
- Arts & Ag Tour 2012
- Artist/Farmer Profiles A-M
- Beaverdam Creek Farm
- Bountiful Blessings Farm
- Centerville’s Farmers Market
- Chestnut Hill Ranch B&B
- Duck River Rose
- Fondue Vintage Homewares
- Grinder’s Switch Radio Hour
- Grinder’s Switch Winery
- Historic Downtown Centerville Courthouse
- Jo Neace Krause
- Keg County Kowboys
- Larry Richardson
- Little Lot Lavender Farm
- Mark Baczynski
- Mary Beth Pruett and the Grinder’s Switch Foundation
- Artist/Farmer Profiles N-Z
- Tour Map 2012
- Artist/Farmer Profiles A-M
- Harvest Market
Nestled amongst the hills and hollers of Centerville, Tennessee are three women with common threads of love for local, sustainable farming, for creative arts, and for their community. They took it upon themselves to create a back roads tour of farms, art studios, live music performances and community centers across the beautiful, rural Hickman County area working under the name Arts & Ag. While not an "official" non-profit, they are not paid or compensated in any way for their contributions. Each person volunteers her time, bringing a specific talent to the table with a passionate belief in good country living and doing so right here in Hickman County!
Arts & Ag Mission Statement: Arts & Ag provides an open network for independently owned, craft-based, and agrarian businesses; and, to promote those local businesses to the public. Furthermore, Arts & Ag will provide educational opportunities for the community about the arts, cottage industry and sustainable farming. Through these efforts we hope to raise awareness, encourage creativity, increase agri-tourism and commerce in Hickman County, and support the practice of small-scale, sustainable agriculture.
Where is Hickman County?
- Vintage Charm at Tour Stop No.22 – April’s Attic, Tom’s Furniture, Fondue Vintage, Mark the Fiddlist
- Water Color Demonstration at Centerville Marketplace Stop #2
- Order your 2013 Arts & Ag Tour “I ❤ Back Roads” T-Shirts NOW!
- Arts & Ag Merchandise for Sale!
- Pinewood Farms Features The Great Toyzini at Stop #25