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Nashville Galleries and Museums,"
Blend Studio opened its doors in June of 2009 during the First Saturday Gallery Crawl. Located on the second floor of the historic Arcade building and in the heart of the gallery district in downtown Nashville, Blend Studio offers a diverse range of contemporary art and unique opportunities for artists to merge with the community. Blend Studio features engaging and informative community-based art projects created through partnerships between artists and the community. These collaborative experiences develop dialog, awareness and growth for local and global communities.
Channel to Channel Gallery
ChannelToChannel is a contemporary art gallery in Nashville, presenting work with soul from artists locally, regionally, and nationally. Channel To Channel currently resides in The Packing Plant in Nashville where its mission is to connect exhibiting artists from the U.S. through Nashville to the rest of the world as well as to provide a space for people to gather and engage, learn and enjoy. Channel To Channel began as a small studio for Founder and Director, Dustin Hedrick, in 2011. Over the years it transitioned into a gallery representing other artists as well as an open studio for Nashville artists to engage, socialize, and learn from one another.
Cheekwood Art and Gardens
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens and an historic estate unlike anything else. Each year, Cheekwood welcomes over 225,000 visitors, making it one of the city’s top cultural attractions, with approximately 14,000 member households. Visitors enjoy family activities, programming for all ages and year-round festivals celebrating the four seasons. From 150,000 blooming bulbs in the spring to one million holiday lights in the winter, there’s always something to see at Cheekwood.
Coop is a curatorial collective made up of artists, curators, thinkers, and professors who are committed to expanding Nashville’s dialogue with contemporary art by presenting challenging new or under-represented artists/artworks in the community. COOP is committed to exhibiting art of diverse media and content, with a goal to provide an alternative venue for artists free from the constraints of the retail market. COOP seeks to initiate a discourse between Nashville and art scenes across the country by inviting artists to show, develop projects, and interact with the Nashville community.
DADU Popup Gallery
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First Saturday Art Crawl
Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 1,000 people attend this very popular monthly event. Presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, the galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. Admission free, FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl is a festive atmosphere with participating venues located along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and in the Historic Arcade – all welcoming the community to experience downtown Nashville as a center for art.
Think of Fort Houston like a gym, but for people who build stuff. In our 10k sq ft makerspace, you can purchase a membership and start using our tools and machines to launch your next business, create your custom art piece, or simply complete that DIY home project you've been working on. Access to our facility includes a full scale wood shop, metal shop, screen printing station, private offices / studios, and co-working space. We also house a 3k sq ft gallery and event space.
The Frist Center for Visual Art
The Frist Art Museum opened in April 2001, and since that time has hosted a spectacular array of art from the region and from around the world. Unlike any traditional museum you’ve ever visited, the Frist Art Museum has become a magnet for Nashville’s rapidly expanding visual arts scene. With an exhibitions schedule that has new art flowing through the magnificent art deco building every 6 to 8 weeks, no matter how often you visit, there is always something new and exciting to see in the spacious galleries.
We're a Nashville gallery spotlighting the local arts scene and engaging the community in creative expression through visual and performance arts. We host monthly exhibitions by emerging artists from the mid-south, with a focus on accessibility and collaboration. We believe in artistic cross-pollination, having worked in tandem with fashion designers, experimental theater groups, and fellow curators. We're excited to build a community of daring collaborators in Nashville and beyond.
Locate Projects exhibitions function as a mobile stage for sculpture, installation, and new media art in Tennessee with a rotating statewide schedule. Additionally, our visiting speaker series brings contemporary visual arts professionals to Tennessee to engage with the community through public talks, Q&A sessions, and speaker-selected studio visits.
Second Saturday Eastside Art Stumble
A fresh take on a classic event with an East Nashville twist. It's the perfect way to start out the night every second Saturday of the month from 5-8pm. The East Side Art Stumble is a monthly event produced through the partnership of galleries, businesses and artists to bring people to East Nashville and showcase the neighborhood’s remarkable pool of creative talent. ESAS is the second Saturday of each month from 6-10 rain or shine. The galleries, businesses, and studios stretch across the neighborhoods of East Nashville and Inglewood. The Art Stumble is a great way to meet local artists, buy and support their work, and be part of the art scene in East Nashville.
Tinney Contemporary Gallery
Tinney Contemporary is a Nashville based art gallery specializing in collectible contemporary works by established local, regional, national, and international artists. We present a series of rotating exhibitions throughout the year and participate in the First Saturday Art Crawl on the first Saturday of each month. The gallery is led by Susan Tinney (Owner) and Tyler Squires (Gallery Manager). In addition to presenting exhibitions, we also provide professional art services to individual collectors, as well as banks, law firms, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other businesses. We assist our clients with every aspect of the process of selecting, purchasing, framing, and installing artwork.
Vanderbilt University Fine Art Gallery
Beginning with Anna C. Hoyt’s generous donation of 105 Old Master and modern prints more than 50 years ago, the collection has continued to flourish and increase the depth, diversity, and number of its holdings. Now totaling more than 7,000 works, it serves to illustrate the history of world art in its most creative and comprehensive aspects. This art historical collection is the only one of its kind in the area, serving the needs of students and the wider community. The collection has grown to include strong works in East Asian art with the Harold P. Stern Collection, the Chauncey P. Lowe Collection, and the Herman D. Doochin Collection; European Old Master paintings with the Samuel H. Kress Collection; paintings from the Barbizon school; and African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian art and artifacts from the Marjorie and Leon Marlowe Collection...
Watkins Arcade Gallery
WAG (Watkins Art Gallery) is located in Nashville’s hottest arts district, Wedgewood-Houston. The gallery is part of the renovated Packing Plant building, which houses other contemporary galleries. WAG is Watkins’s public exhibition space committed to Watkins students and faculty and the broader community through exhibitions and programs that enhance curriculum and draw new audiences to the visual arts. And Nashville’s Art Crawl—a Wedgewood-Houston tradition that happens on the first Saturday of every month—draws hundreds of art collectors, enthusiasts, and fellow artists to the district. A show at WAG means your work will be viewed by influential movers and shakers in the arts community of America’s “It” City and can serve as an important professional distinction in your journey as an artist.
Zeitgeist Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN
Zeitgeist has been a staple on the Nashville art scene since 1994. Started by Janice Zeitlin in Cummins Station, it has served as a cultivation ground for new artists and a safe place for established artists to experiment and grow.
Under the direction of Lain York, Zeitgeist maintains a firm place in the Nashville art scene today. Bridging the gap between collectors and creators, Zeitgeist provides a venue for world class exhibits in the south. After 15 years in Hillsboro Village, Zeitgeist moved to its current location in Wedgewood/Houston in 2013. A long-time home to the studio community, Wedgewood/Houston’s art legacy continues with Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston, an art walk on the first Saturday of each month.
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