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    First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - November

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

    November 1, 2014

    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. Presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, the galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. Admission free, First Saturday Art Crawl is a festive atmosphere with ...more


    Shelby At Dusk by Jake Wells

    Presented by Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville

    August 2 - October 31, 2014

    Jake Wells is a board member and workshop instructor of Turnip Green Creative Reuse Center and adjunct art faculty at both Volunteer and Nashville State Community Colleges since...more

    HAPI Artober Exhibit at Edgehill Branch Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at Nashville Public Library - Edgehill Branch Library, Nashville

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

    The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors, including free...more

    HAPI Artober Exhibit at Looby Branch Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at Nashville Public Library - Looby Branch, Nashville

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

    The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors, including free...more

    Architecture Tour

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

    November 1, 2014

    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

    Gallery 44: First Saturday Art Crawl

    Presented by Gallery 44 at The Arcade, Nashville

    November 1, 2014

    Join us during the First Saturday Art Crawl featuring paintings by M Dawn Art, photography by Roger Medina Photography, and paintings by...more

    Songwriter Session: Pat Alger

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

    November 1, 2014

    Pat Alger wrote the Garth Brooks hits “That Summer,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “Unanswered Prayers,” and “What She’s Doing Now.” He also penned...more

    Family Program: Square Dance Round Up

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

    November 1, 2014

    Swing your partner and do-si-do at a fun-for-all square dance. Ideal for beginners, this interactive workshop will teach simple steps, turns, and moves. Live music and calling by Tyler Andal and...more

    Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Showing with Shadow Cast

    Presented by The Center for the Arts at The Center for the Arts - Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro

    October 24 - November 1, 2014

    This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come...more

    Hustler Hollywood Halloween Masquerade

    Presented by Iconic Dames at The Standard at the Smith House, Nashville

    October 31 - November 1, 2014

    Iconic Dames & Lovenoise present Hustler Hollywood Halloween Masquerade at The Standard. Enjoy a REFINED night with a cultivated society. Dress to astound in your Masquerade emsemble or your...more

    WAG's November Art Crawl show: Desire Trap/pings by David Anderson

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

    November 1, 2014

    Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Desire Trap/pings, a multiple media installation by Fine Art junior David...more

    Arts and Music at Wedgewood/Houston

    Presented by Arts and Music at Wedgewood Houston at Wedgewood/Houston Neighborhood, Nashville

    November 1, 2014

    Join us for Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston!

    Featuring the galleries and businesses abrasiveMedia, David Lusk Gallery, The Fabric Studio, Fort Houston, 444 Pop Up Gallery,...more

    Explore the Sweet Side of ASC

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    November 1, 2014

    Explore the Sweet Side of Science this Saturday! So much Halloween candy, so little time! In honor of National Candy Day, we're exploring the science behind all of our favorite treats....more

    American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart

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

    May 9 - November 2, 2014

    Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester...more

    4th Annual Sumner County Artists & Artisans Studio Tour 2014

    Presented by Sumner County Studio Tour at Sumner County CVB, Gallatin

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    Join art lovers of all ages in a self guided tour of 12 artist's studios. Thirty plus Sumner County artists and artisans will display and sell their art at this event. Register for a chance to...more

    First Saturday Art Crawl

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

    November 2, 2014

    The Museum’s new Community Corridor features a Rymer Gallery showcase of works by Drew Galloway and John Guider. The Haley Gallery is home to historic restrikes of original posters from the...more

    Family Program: Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print

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

    November 2, 2014

    Learn about letterpress printing from the staff of Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in the United States. Use carved wood, linoleum, and metal block images from...more

    Drawing Room Concert Series ft. Inversion, Traditional Gospel

    Presented by National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    November 2, 2014

    With the opening of the William Edmondson and Friends: Breaking the Mold exhibit at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American Music and Cheekwood have...more

    Acrylic Painting Class

    Presented by Gordon Jewish Community Center at Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville

    October 14 - November 4, 2014

    Learn to paint with crylics. You will produce a different painting each week.

    Instructor: James Richardson, Professional Artist & Painter

    Minimum 3/Maximum 7


    Lecture Series: Food for Thought - Kandinsky Exploring Connections between Music, Science, Spirituality and the Visual Arts

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts and Vanderbilt University at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    November 4, 2014

    In partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Office of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations, “Food for Thought: Kandinsky?Exploring Connections between Music, Science,...more

    Paint Nite 11/4

    Presented by Paint Nite at Bella Napoli, Nashville

    November 4, 2014

    In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail, our performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the night, take home...more

    Food for Thought: Kandinsky: A Retrospective

    Presented by Vanderbilt University and Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

    November 4, 2014

    Kandinsky-Exploring Connections between Music, Science, Spirituality, and the Visual Arts

    Synesthesia
    Hearing Color/Seeing Sound

    This panel will examine the phenomenon of...more

    Paper Cuts: Discarded Illusions and Found Realities

    Presented by O'More College of Design at O'More College of Design, Franklin

    October 3 - November 5, 2014

    Join us for the opening reception, Friday evening October 3, 6-9 pm. O¹More College of Design proudly presents Paper Cuts: Discarded Illusions and Found Realities, a solo exhibition by...more

    First Thursday Artwalk

    Presented by Downtown Clarksville Association at Downtown Clarksville, Clarksville

    November 6, 2014

    Business owners and downtown galleries open their doors to those interested in seeing the works of local artists. Produced by the Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a...more

    Lecture: Understanding Kandinsky in His Early Twentieth Century Context

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

    November 6, 2014

    Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky was one of the major pioneers in the emergence of totally abstract painting—art without recognizable subject matter. Kandinsky believed that, by...more

    Paint Nite 11/6

    Presented by Paint Nite at Bella Napoli, Nashville

    November 6, 2014

    In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail of your choice*, our performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the...more

    Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture: Patricia Leighten

    Presented by Vanderbilt University History of Art Department at Vanderbilt University - Cohen Hall, Room 203, Nashville

    November 6, 2014

    Patricia Leighten will discuss The Secret Life of Henri Cartier-Bresson when she presents the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture, with a reception to follow. Leighten, professor of...more

    2014 Artists’ Workshop

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    November 6, 2014

    Belle Meade Plantation invites you to join us for a two-part workshop led by Nashville artist Vicky Batholomew and 2014 Belle Meade Plantation Art Show Juror and Ron York.  In the morning...more

    Art Journaling

    Presented by Gordon Jewish Community Center at Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville

    November 7, 2014

    Learn the basics of bookbinking by making your own art journal and learn different techniques to use for art journaling.

    Instructor: Terry Kornman has been making handmade books for over...more

    Art Prowl Studio Tour

    Presented by Art 'Round Tennessee at Historic West Side Cookeville, Cookeville

    November 7 - November 8, 2014

    WestSide businesses open their doors to display works by a wide variety of artists working in assorted media. Artists will be on hand for conversation and sales. Area restaurants, businesses, and...more

    Workshop: Printed Books: Exploring Spirituality in Art

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

    October 4 - November 8, 2014

    Local printmaker and bookbinder Sarazen Haile will give a six-day workshop exploring the theme of spirituality in art while exploring the works in Frist Center exhibitions ...more

    Monthaven Art Society Exhibit

    Presented by Hendersonville Arts Council at Monthaven Mansion, Hendersonville

    September 26 - November 8, 2014

    The Monthaven Art Society warmly welcomes the community to their 2014 Autumn Art Exhibit. The lovely historic setting at Monthaven Mansion will be the backdrop for Monthaven Art Society's wide...more

    New Docent Training Class

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

    September 13 - November 8, 2014


    Fall is a time of new beginnings, especially for students—whatever their age. There is something energizing about the leaves turning and the sun’s changing slant and the weather...more

    Educator Workshop: Kandinsky: A Retrospective

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

    November 8, 2014

    This workshop engages participants in an exploration of Wassily Kandinsky’s work. Educators will learn about Kandinsky’s influences and the evolution of his work during a docent-guided...more

    Mary Addison Hackett: Crazy Eyes

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

    October 7 - November 8, 2014

    In her first solo exhibition at David Lusk Gallery, Nashville-based painter Mary Addison Hackett boldly revisits a long-revered and time-tested genre: the still life. For Hackett, the things...more

    Second Saturday November at Adventure Science Center

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    November 8, 2014

    Join us the Second Saturday of each month for after-hours showings of stunning planetarium shows and special Laser Music Shows in the Sudekum Planetarium. It's a perfect way to start your...more

    Southern Charm Quilt Show 2014

    Presented by Cookeville Crazy Quilters at Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ, Cookeville

    November 7 - November 8, 2014

     The Cookeville Crazy Quilters Guild will be presenting their second biannual Southern Charm Quilt Show, Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Jefferson...more

    OutCentral presents, “Portfolio” photographic works by Barry A. Noland, reception for the artist

    Presented by OutCentral at OutCentral, Nashville

    November 8, 2014

    OutCentral Cultural Center is excited to present, “Portfolio,” photographic works by Barry A. Noland.

    Barry’s work will be up for viewing beginning September 29 during...more

    6th Annual Student Show & Holiday Sale

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

    November 8, 2014

    Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support local artists! Come to The Clay Lady's Studios and enjoy demos, tours of the Artist Co-op and Galleries, and a wide variety of handmade...more

    Paint Nite 11/8

    Presented by Paint Nite at Tin Roof , Nashville

    November 8, 2014

    In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail of your choice*, our performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the...more

    Family Program: Bluegrass Basics

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

    November 8, 2014

    Hear a brief history of bluegrass music and learn about the artists and instruments that created this iconic sound. Sing along to a few bluegrass standards, led by professional pickers. At the end...more

    Mixed Elements Pop Up: 4 Sarratt Art Studio Instructors from Vanderbilt University

    Presented by Sarratt Art Studios at West End Village, Nashville

    November 8, 2014

    The artisan collective Mixed Elements is pleased to present a pop-up show of new work by David Heustess, Susan Moody, Nancie Roark and Kelly Kessler. Please join us in the lobby of West End...more

    Special Program: Bluegrass and Beyond

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

    November 8, 2014

    The museum presents a full day of bluegrass-inspired performances and workshops featuring top players. Jim Hurst is a two-time IBMA Guitar Player of the Year. Songwriter Wil Maring has won the...more

    Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access

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

    May 16 - November 9, 2014

    The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore a year in the life of Grammy Award-winning superstar Miranda Lambert with the exhibition Miranda Lambert: Backstage...more

    Steel Guitar Demonstration: Smith Curry and Bob Grant

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

    November 9, 2014

    Steel guitarist Smith Curry has performed or recorded with Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts, Kid Rock, Randy Travis, and Taylor Swift. Mandolin player and guitarist Bob Grant has played...more

    Types of Bugs : Bugs of Type

    Presented by Hatch Show Print at Hatch Show Print, Nashville

    September 6 - November 11, 2014

    Each Letterbug ™ is hand-printed using type manufactured by Hamilton and is part of that museum's collection of over 1.5 million pieces of wood type; the fine details completing each...more

    Creative Lounge

    Presented by O Gallery at O Gallery Fine Art at Marathon, Nashville

    November 11, 2014

    Every second Tuesday each month "O" Gallery presents a Creative Lounge - a reception for visual artists exhibiting at  "O" Gallery with featured special guests,...more

    Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

    Presented by VUMC Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center - The Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library, Nashville

    October 1 - November 12, 2014

    From October 1 to November 12, the Eskind Biomedical Library at VUMC will host a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine entitled Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance...more

    Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum Interview: Jo Walker-Meador

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

    November 12, 2014

    Executive director of the Country Music Association (CMA) from 1962 to 1991, Jo Walker-Meador influenced the music’s expansion for thirty years. Beginning as office manager soon after...more

    Paint Nite 11/13

    Presented by Paint Nite at Bella Napoli, Nashville

    November 13, 2014

    In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail, our performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the night, take home...more

    Subjects With Objects: A Unique Collection of Art & Text by Jonathan Richter and DKM

    Presented by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School at Vanderbilt University - Divinity School, Nashville

    September 4 - November 14, 2014

    This is an exhibition of paintings and poetic text.  The exhibition runs from September 4 -November 12, 2016.  Exhibition opening is on Thursday, September 4th from 12-1 & 4-7 PM....more

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