Arts In Education & Business Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce
The Arts in Education and Business Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce (Formerly known as The Allied Arts Council) strives to raise awareness regarding the value of the arts to quality of life to the community. The Allied Arts Council has been committed over the past twenty-six years to promoting the local arts community by offering quality arts programming and providing arts in education activities to local schools.
In 1993, the Chamber of Commerce in Cleveland, Tennessee determined that “quality of life” was one of the pillars of a strong community, with artistic offerings and arts-based endeavors being a strong component of establishing that quality, and also important in business and industry recruitment. Mr. Gene Stinson, then Executive Director of the Chamber, began discussions with a few local arts supporters, and thus established the presence of a council to promote, encourage and support the arts in our region.