The Last Riders of the purple Age arts alumni gathering

The Last Riders of The Purple Age

The Last Riders of the purple Age arts alumni gathering

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Arts Alumni Gathering


This is it, the end of the ride, time to hitch up your horse outside the cantina, shake off some that trail dust, and settle down with a cold glass of sarsaparilly and a few good friends. We have a very full day planned for you cowpokes (literally, stop poking cows), you may want to find a place to hold up overnight in these here parts.

  • Hampton Inn (Martin) - (731) 587-5800
  • Day’s Inn (Martin) - (731) 587-9577
  • Quality Inn (Union City) - (731) 885-8850
  • Country Hearth Inn and Suites (Union City) - (731) 885-7774
  • Hospitality House (Union City) - (731) 885-6610
  • Magnum Inn (Union City) - (731) 885-4444

There will be a check-in at the Fine Arts Building starting at 3 pm Saturday, November 9 followed by building tours starting at 4 pm. Dinner is served at the UT Martin Alumni Center (Van transportation available throughout the evening). After dinner is the Vanguard Theatre/Department of Music production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The house will open at 7:30 pm, the performance begins at 8 pm. Following the play, an after-party will be held at the Lindell event center (located in beautiful, majestic, downtown, Martin-by-the-Sea). There’s no charge for any of this except the play tickets, but you better be ready, we will be having an art and memorabilia auction and talking about some other major initiatives like the Bill Snyder Theatre Renaming Project that raises funds for arts scholarships and honors a great, great artist and mentor, William H. Snyder.




Contribute to the Bill Snyder Theatre Renaming Project or go to our department homepage at and click on the Bill Snyder Theatre Renaming Project link.


StARTS contributors receive complementary admission and reserved seating depending on donor categories. A minimum donation of $100 to our StARTS program (Friends) entitles you to two reserved tickets per event. A donation of $250 to our StARTS program (Sponsor) entitles you to four reserved tickets per event.


Donations can be made online to our StARTS program. Go to our department homepage at and find the StARTS program link. It will take you to our StARTS page and to the link for donating directly to our StARTS program. You can also do this the old-fashioned way by sending a check.


Make all checks payable to UT-Martin and send to:

Visual & Theatre Arts
16 Mt. Pelia Road
201 Fine Arts Building
Martin, TN 38238


(If you are a UT-Martin employee you may participate in payroll deduction.)
Please remember to include your name, address, phone number, and email.


For more detailed information please call 731-881-7400.


StARTS me up: Support the Arts


Dance Education Program

Students in the Dance Program at The University of Tennessee at Martin have many options for studying dance.

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Vanguard Theatre

A series of original plays written by students in the playwriting classes are presented in the spring. These performances are directed by students from the directing classes.

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