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The Flying Solo Exhibition Series Fall 2014 Opening Reception

Presented by Arts at the Airport at Nashville International Airport, Nashville

September 23, 2014 - March 1, 2015

Please join Arts at the Airport and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority to meet a few of our exhibiting artists and to view their work. The opening reception will take place at Nashville International Airport at the Ticketing Level (third floor), Waiting Lounge, Concourse C side, near Starbucks.

RSVP for the Opening Reception on September 23, 2014 is required. How to RSVP: ...more


Professonal Development Opportunities for Educators - January

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

January 16 - January 29, 2015

Adventure Science Center offers professional development opportunities to help you teach standards-based science that will engage your students and build your content knowledge on a variety of...more

Periscope Pitch

Presented by Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville at Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Nashville

January 29, 2015

Join us to celebrate the growth of Nashville artists. Come meet the talented members of the Periscope: Artist...more

The Rymer Gallery presents The First 100 - Gallery Retrospective

Presented by The Rymer Gallery at The Rymer Gallery, Nashville

December 6, 2014 - January 31, 2015

The Rymer Gallery is pleased to present The First 100 - Gallery Retrospective, featuring a select group from our roster of artists in celebration of the 100th Downtown Art...more

Wibbly Wobbly Way Late Play Date

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

January 31, 2015

Every few months we open our doors from 6:30pm to 10:00pm to adults-only for a night of science and fun. Each Way Late has a special theme with cool science activities to take part in. Plus,...more

The Long Face

Presented by COOP Gallery at COOP Gallery, Nashville

January 3 - January 31, 2015

COOP Gallery is pleased to present “The Long Face,” an exhibition of multidisciplinary work by a select group of the COOP Collective’s new members. Each year COOP invites local...more

Super

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

January 3 - January 31, 2015

This exhibition is a collection of photo-realistic pencil and colored pencil drawings investigating what is and what is not appropriate in the socially documented society, surrounding the theme of...more

Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville ft. Diane Keaton as Keynote Speaker

Presented by Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, Inc. at Music City Center, Nashville

January 30 - February 1, 2015

The Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville combines spectacular gardens, fine antiques, and horticultural items into one outstanding three-day show. Located in the Music City...more

Watkins 2015 Currey Juried Student Show Awards Reception

Presented by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville

February 5, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present the 2015 Currey Juried Student Show,...more

Arden von Haeger: The Imagemaker

Presented by Belmont University at Belmont University - Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

January 7 - February 6, 2015

Titled ‘the Imagemaker’, this collection of artwork created by illustrator/instructor Arden von Haeger, represents a career of professional art and is the culmination of his Masters of...more

Architecture Tour With ASL Interpretation

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 7, 2015

Coming downtown to the First Saturday Art Crawl? Then start your evening at the Frist Center! “When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the...more

Easyriders 2015 Bike Show Tour

Presented by Hendersonville Expo Center at Hendersonville EXPO Center, Hendersonville

February 7, 2015

Tommy Flanagan off of "The Sons of Anarchy" meet & greet (tickets sell in advance)

...more

First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - February 2015

Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

February 7, 2015

Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 2,000 people attend this very popular monthly event....more

WAG's February Art Crawl show: "On Screen" by Kayla Saito

Presented by WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery) and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film at WAG (Watkins Arcade Gallery), Nashville

February 7, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents On Screen, a multimedia installation by Watkins Fine Art senior Kayla Saito, at its downtown gallery WAG during the February 7 edition of...more

VDS: Art, Advocacy and Action: This is my Body: Exploring Gender & Sexual Equality with Sonya Renee

Presented by Vanderbilt Divinity School at Vanderbilt University - Divinity School, Nashville

February 11, 2015

Body of Art, Embodied Performance, Interactive Exhibit, Spoken Word, Moving Music, Body Language. Art cannot be separated from the body, and it is out of the body that many artists...more

Frist Art Trunk--African Art, African Voices

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Inglewood Branch, Nashville

February 12, 2015

Design your own no-sew quilt pattern! The art trunk will introduce you to the art of quilting through different types of African American quilts and the African characteristics in the designs.

Artist’s Perspective: The Europeans presented by Tina Barney

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 13, 2015

Join New York-based photographer Tina Barney as she discusses Tina Barney: The...more

Collector’s Perspective: Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 13, 2015

Houghton Hall is one of the finest English country houses in existence. It has remained in the hands of the direct descendents of Sir Robert Walpole, England’s first prime minister, for more...more

Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture

Presented by Metropolitan Historical Commission and Tennessee State University at TSU - Avon Williams Campus, Nashville

February 13, 2015

Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 13, for the Nashville Conference on African-American History and Culture. The 2015 conference continues its long-standing tradition, focusing this year...more

Exploring Original Ideas: A Workshop for Upper-Level Art Teachers

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Various Venues, Nashville

February 13 - February 14, 2015

In collaboration with Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, middle and high school art teachers are invited to participate in a two-day workshop that focuses on engaging students in...more

The 1950s: paintings, drawings, and woodcuts by Ted Faiers

Presented by David Lusk Gallery - Nashville at David Lusk Gallery - Nashville, Nashville

January 3 - February 14, 2015

In Nashville this January mid-century works of Ted Faiers (1908-1985) take the walls at David Lusk Gallery. The 1950s: paintings, drawings & woodcuts showcases...more

Kidsville at the Parthenon: February

Presented by Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

February 14, 2015

We're excited to announce that our Kidsville program will be hosting events at the Parthenon on the second Saturday of each month.  
The program is free for all...more

Valentine's Day Paint Nite Event!

Presented by Paint Nite at Wholy Crepe, Franklin

February 14, 2015

Two paintings in one night! Partner up with your significant other, your roommate, or whomever you love most and paint two halves of a single painting. You'll each work on your very own canvas...more

From the Vault

Presented by Cumberland Gallery at Cumberland Gallery, Nashville

January 17 - February 14, 2015

Cumberland Gallery presents FROM THE VAULT. After decades of exhibitions it is time to make room for new work. This exhibition is a limited time opportunity to acquire beloved pieces from our back...more

Seed Space: Talking Talking House by Andrew O'Brien

Presented by Seed Space at Seed Space, Nashville

January 12 - February 14, 2015

Seed Space presents "Talking Talking House," an installation by Andrew O'Brien (January 12 through February 14).

Both the deck-as-addition and the Talking House...more

Artful Tales: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 15, 2015

Artful Tales is a FREE family program geared toward everyone ages three and up! Listen and play along as an art-related story comes to life. Then, head upstairs to the art studio and make an...more

Workshop: Drop-in Drawing

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 19, 2015

Every third Thursday of each month, visitors may check out drawing materials to practice different techniques and skills and be inspired by the artworks in the galleries or by the architecture of...more

Nerd Night at Belle Meade Plantation - 1880s Kickoff Party

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

February 19, 2015

2015 marks our return to late nineteenth-century dress and interpretation in the mansion! Come as a single or couple to enjoy late Victorian and Edwardian dance in our expansive 1892 carriage...more

Art After Dark: Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 20, 2015

Enrich your Friday nights. Join in an open-ended discussion in the galleries to heighten your appreciation and understanding of the visual arts by exploring one work of art in depth with an...more

Architecture Tour

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 21, 2015

Start your evening at the Frist Center on the third Saturday of each month. “When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?”...more

Cups of Co-Opportunity Benefit

Presented by The Clay Lady's Studio, Artist Co-op, and Galleries at The Clay Lady's Studios, Artist Co-op and Galleries, Nashville

February 21, 2015

Co-op Artists at The Clay Lady’s Campus host a benefit honoring VSA TN, the International Organization on Arts and Disability. Local artists make mugs to be purchased that guests pick out...more

Sunday Puppet Shows at The Parthenon

Presented by Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

January 11 - February 22, 2015

Philosophy for children? Philosophy in a puppet show? Really? Yes, really. Join us at the Parthenon, Sundays at 1:00pm, for a 15 minute interactive performance of the "Allegory of the...more

Tu B’Shevat Celebration & Family Day

Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

February 22, 2015

Celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees at Cheekwood’s inaugural Tu B’Shevat Celebration and Family Day. This event will feature Lisa Silver, celebrated musician, songwriter, and Music...more

Tuesdays for Tots: February

Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

February 3 - February 24, 2015

February 3: TREEmendous Celebration
In honor of Tu B’Shevat and Cheekwood’s Family Day on Sunday, February 22nd, we will create our own...more

Collage of Colors

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bordeaux Branch Library, Nashville

February 26, 2015

Be creative and make your very own collage using faces from pictures of famous African American singers and stars from Essence, Ebony and Jet magazies to celebrate Black History Month.


American Abstract Artists: AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio

Presented by Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery at Vanderbilt University - Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville

January 15 - February 27, 2015

The 75th Anniversary Portfolio from the American Abstract Artists group comes to Nashville this winter. An exhibition organized by the Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture at the University of...more

Lecture: Telling Tales or Telling Truth: How Artists Created America

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 27, 2015

The exhibition Telling Tales: Stories and...more

Meet the Artist: Henry L. Jones

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bordeaux Branch Library, Nashville

February 28, 2015

Artist Henry Jones will be available to discuss and answer questions about his artwork. His exhibit is on display January 2 - February 28 in the hallway gallery.


DIRTY PICTURES: Daniel Holland

Presented by The Red Arrow Gallery at The Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville

January 17 - February 28, 2015

East Nashville resident Daniel Holland opens ‘Dirty Pictures’, his first solo exhibition. Representing both figurative and abstract themes, Daniel Holland’s large, colorful,...more

Zeitgeist presents works by Jeremiah Ariaz and Lain York

Presented by Zeitgeist Gallery at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

January 3 - February 28, 2015

Join us during January and February for exhibits featuing works by

Once Upon a Time in the West by Jeremiah Ariaz Sweeping vistas of barren...more

Shake: Interactive Sculptures and Other Work by Alex Lockwood

Presented by OZ at OZ Nashville, Nashville

February 19 - February 28, 2015

Presented as part of the contemporary arts center’s local spotlight series, TNT (Thursday Night Things), Shake will fill OZ Arts’ vast, 10,000 square-foot warehouse venue,...more

Alan Jackson Exhibit and Artist Residency

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

August 29, 2014 - March 1, 2015

The Alan Jackson exhibit, an expertly curated deep-dive into Jackson’s career, opens August 29, 2014. It will interweave the professional and the personal, including awards, instruments,...more

Department of Art Alumni Exhibition Inciting the Impulse

Presented by Belmont University - Leu Art Gallery at Belmont University - Leu Art Gallery, Nashville

January 7 - March 6, 2015

Inciting the Impulse is an alumni exhibition presenting a selection of recent work by Department of Art graduates, curated by Belmont Alumnae Lisa Bachman Jones and Katie Boatman.

Selected...more

Southern Word Grand Slam Semifinal

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Southern Word at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

March 6, 2015

Join us as the region’s top youth poets, emcees, and spoken word artists compete for top lyrical honors, a chance to appear at the statewide finals and a shot to travel to the Brave New...more

Workshop: “American Vignettes: Responding to Art and Rendering Moment”

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

March 7, 2015

Local writer and teacher Kyle Martindale will give a writing workshop exploring the craft of the written vignette, while drawing inspiration from the visual vignettes found in the Frist Center...more

First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - March 2015

Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

March 7, 2015

Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 2,000 people attend this very popular monthly event....more

Architecture Tour with ASL Interpretation

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

March 7, 2015

Coming downtown to the First Saturday Art Crawl? Then start your evening at the Frist Center on the first Saturday of each month.

“When was the Frist Center built? Who was the...more

Young Tennessee Artists: 2014 Statewide Upper-Level Studio Art

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

November 7, 2014 - March 8, 2015

This fifth biennial exhibition showcases a selection of the finest artwork created in Advanced Placement*(AP) and International Baccalaureate** (IB) studio art programs throughout Tennessee in...more

The Built Environment: Chromatics Gallery Public Reception

Presented by Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery at Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery, Nashville

November 13, 2014 - March 12, 2015

Chromatics Second Floor Gallery presents “The Built Environment,” a captivating collection of work by more than 30 artists, portraying images of built objects in every form imaginable....more

Watkins 2015 Currey Juried Student Show

Presented by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville

February 6 - March 12, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present the 2015 Currey Juried Student Show,...more

Laurie Anderson: The Language of the Future

Presented by OZ at OZ Nashville, Nashville

March 12 - March 13, 2015

“[Laurie Anderson] is the reigning performance artist of her time.” –Boston Globe

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned – and daring –...more

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