Arts in the Gap

outsideLMU is excited to launch Arts in the Gap 2013, the first summer celebration of the fine, applied and visionary arts where process, practice, presentation and shared appreciation are our common objectives, and where any artist—beginner, intermediate, or advanced—is appreciated, encouraged, and challenged. It is our hope that Arts in the Gap becomes an annual destination for passionate and aspiring artists from this region and beyond.

Based in the Cumberland Gap, at the confluence of three states—Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia—AITG includes week-long workshops, shorter courses, one-day classes, exhibitions, concerts, readings, screenings, studio opportunities and festivals, offered by Lincoln Memorial University in partnership with the historic town of Cumberland Gap, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, and other partners from our tri-state community and beyond.  You will see our many collaborators mentioned throughout this web site.

Activities take place in the town of Cumberland Gap, a lively community of shops and historic architecture, and home to LMU’s developing arts complex. Activities will also take place on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, and in the natural environment of the Cumberland Gap National Park, both only five minutes from the historic village.

Whether you are a working artist or working to find balance between artistic pursuits, family, and your day job, or you just want to explore your creative side through a variety of arts activities, plan to join us for part, or all, of Arts in the Gap 2013. Discover the beauty of the Cumberlands and the expansiveness of your own untapped vision.

Workshops & Events



  • perform
  • art
  • literature
  • music