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    Entering its fourth year, the annual Artober Nashville celebration will be better than ever! Along with daily events hosted by the many arts and cultural organizations in Nashville, signature and specialty events will be presented to inform and inspire participation in the arts throughout the city.

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    Artober Nashville is an annual month-long celebration of arts and culture hosted by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and NowPlayingNashville.com. Nearly 300 arts and cultural organizations will highlight the depth and breadth of arts activities during the month of October through official Artober Nashville events. Activities will include visual and performing arts, music, crafts, film and more. Check the listing below for a comprehensive list of events as more and more activities are added throughout the year.

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    HAPI Art Exhibit in Art Corner at TSU Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at TSU - Tennessee State University, Nashville

    September 1 - December 15, 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 art classes at local peer support centers in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

    Artwork from the artists participating in HAPI classes will be on display in the Art Corner at Tennessee State ...more


    I Am Unbeatable - Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment - Photographs by Donna Ferrato

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

    September 12 - December 4, 2014

    Donna Ferrato’s groundbreaking documentary project, Living with the Enemy, serves as a context for framing her new campaign against domestic violence, I Am Unbeatable, which takes her social...more

    Community Partners' Holiday Brunch

    Presented by Park Place Retirement Community at Park Place Retirement Community, Hendersonville

    December 5, 2014

    In appreciation for everything you do for every season in our lives, please join us for our Annual Community Partners Holiday Brunch. Enjoy a delicious brunch and music performed by...more

    Christmas Open House

    Presented by Cookeville Leisure Services at Cookeville Depot Museum, Cookeville

    December 6, 2014

    Come on down to the Cookeville Depot Museum for an afternoon of games, music and prizes! Santa and his elves will be there too, along with his reindeer! It's fun for the whole family!


    Nashville Flipside's "Americana Pie South V"

    Presented by Douglas Corner Cafe and Nashville Flipside Presents at Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville

    December 6, 2014

    Douglas Corner is for songwriters and aspiring artists, what the world famous “Improv” is for comedians. Douglas Corner Cafe began in 1987 when Recording Engineer, Mervin Louque,...more

    2014 Tennessee Local Food Summit

    Presented by Vanderbilt University at Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center, Nashville

    December 5 - December 7, 2014

    “Barefoot Farmer” Jeff Poppen, host of Nashville Public Television’s long-running program Volunteer Gardener and one of the nation’s leading authorities on organic...more

    More than a Book!

    Presented by Scarritt-Bennett Center at Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville

    June 9 - December 8, 2014

    The Scarritt-Bennett women’s book club meets on the first Monday of every month. This book club provides a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, enrich your reading experience, and...more

    Collecting Politic: Selections From Ronnie Steine's Political Art Collection

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

    October 15 - December 12, 2014

    Former Vice Mayor Ronnie Steine shares selections from his unique and eccentric collection of political art, ephemera and memorabilia. Ronnie was exposed at a young age to both visual and...more

    Creative Community-Building: Let's Make Art Together, THRIVE Workshop

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

    December 13, 2014

    A key component of a successful THRIVE micro-funding proposal is ensuring your project engages the community. Join Metro Arts for a workshop exploring community-based arts processes and methods...more

    ESL Classes with Nashville Adult Literacy

    Presented by Nashville Public Library and Nashville Adult Literacy Council at Nashville Public Library - Madison Branch, Madison

    November 14 - December 15, 2014

     ESL Classes with Nashville Adult Literacy Council(registeration required)

    Learn English at your local library! These classes are offered in partnership with Nashville Adult Literacty...more

    Let's Talk Franklin Toastmasters Club

    Presented by Let's Talk Franklin Toastmasters Club

    November 20, 2013 - December 17, 2014

    Come hone your public speaking skills with the Toastmasters Club!

    Toastmasters is an international professional development organization, focusing on communication skills and leadership...more

    Art exhibit: The Abundance Series by Marla Faith

    Presented by Scarritt-Bennett Center at Laskey Gallery @ Scarritt-Bennett, Nashville

    October 10 - December 18, 2014

    The “Abundance” series by Marla Faith is a collection of thirteen large oil paintings that feature...more

    A Christmas Carol...more or less

    Presented by Mel O'Drama Theater and Dave and Busters at Dave and Busters, Nashville

    December 22, 2014

    Don't miss A Christmas Carol….More or Less by Stefano LoVerso and Mary Irey, husband/wife and former SNL writers!

    It's a Family Friendly Comedy Staring Francine Berk and...more

    Muslim Womens' Council Blanket and Food Drive

    Presented by Muslim Womens' Council

    December 22 - December 26, 2014

    During the week of December 22nd to 26th, the Muslim Womens' Council will be collecting blankets and food donations to give out to the homeless. Donations will be given out primarily between...more

    3rd Annual Operation Santa Paws

    Presented by Home Run Pet Care at Nashville Pet Products Center - Berry Hill, Nashville

    November 23 - December 26, 2014

    Help make the holidays happier for homeless pets in our community! Support Home Run Pet Care's 3rd Annual Operation Santa Paws Pet Food & Supply Drive by dropping off items on the wish...more

    Andrew Smith Artist - in - Residency Exhibition at the T.A.L. Gallery

    Presented by Tennessee Art League and Galleries at Tennessee Art League and Galleries, Nashville

    October 1 - December 30, 2014

    T.A.L. Gallery Artist-in-Residency Exhibition

    I became a member of the Tennessee Art League (T.A.L.) on August 1, 2013. In joining this great organization, it has pushed me...more

    The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country

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

    March 23, 2012 - December 31, 2014

    ...more

    Seed Space 2015 Call for Submissions

    Presented by Seed Space at Seed Space, Nashville

    October 1, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    We have had an eventful year, between moving into a new space at Track One, tripling our programming and receiving an Andy Warhol Foundation Grant. We look forward to our 2015 schedule and would...more

    Open Mic Night

    Presented by Throwbacks Bar & Grill at Throwbacks Bar & Grill, Nashville

    November 7, 2014 - January 2, 2015

    Open Mic Night with local musicians. Starts at 6:00 every Friday night at Throwbacks Bar & Grill in Bellevue at 142 Belle Forest Circle.


    Edmondson and Friends: Breaking the Mold

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

    September 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015

    Almost fifteen years after organizing a major the William Edmondson traveling exhibition, Cheekwood is honoring this African-American artist from Nashville with a new exhibition. ht the Edmondson...more

    Nashville Flipside Presents "Outlaw Music Revue" with Chris Gantry

    Presented by The 5 Spot and Nashville Flipside Presents at The 5 Spot, Nashville

    January 8, 2015

    The Outlaw Music Revue Series Hosted by Chris Gantry features Song and Poetry by Peter Cooper, Phoenix Mendoza, Stevie Nicole Bailey and Travis Meadows LIVE from The 5 Spot Jan 8th, 2015 from 6pm...more

    “Rendezvous with Destiny:” the 101st Airborne Division and D-Day

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    June 6, 2014 - January 10, 2015

    The Tennessee State Museum opened an exhibition on June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, commemorating the service and elite tradition of the 101st Airborne Division. The...more

    FLEX IT! My Body My Temple

    Presented by The Parthenon at The Parthenon, Nashville

    September 1, 2014 - January 10, 2015

    For the summer and fall of 2014 The Parthenon Museum is collaborating with local social practice artist Adrienne Outlaw to invite other artists to come to Nashville and create a series of social...more

    Ballroom With A Twist

    Presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center, TPAC at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall, Nashville

    January 18, 2015

    See the pros of Dancing with the Stars, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance together on one stage in a TV-star thrill ride of dynamic dance and magnificent music.

    Val...more

    RiverWorks Discovery Exhibit at Adventure Science Center

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    September 27, 2014 - January 19, 2015

    Watersheds, wetlands, wildlife – oh my! The exhibit encourages Science Center visitors of all ages to explore hands-on, interactive activities designed to bring America’s waterways to...more

    Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy

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

    October 31, 2014 - January 25, 2015

    The first exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance art in Nashville since 1934, Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy explores the role of the...more

    Bonnaroo Music Festival & Arts at the Airport Exhibit

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

    May 12, 2014 - January 26, 2015

    The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival® and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s Arts at the Airport program proudly announce the artists selected to participate in the upcoming...more

    Sandals Workshop & Bridal Fair

    Presented by Allure Quest Travel Experience and We 2 R ! Honeymoons by Allure Quest Travel Experience

    February 28, 2015

    Looking for the perfect honeymoon or a lovers’ getaway? We 2 R 1 Honeymoons by Allure Quest Travel Experience invites you to discover the Sandals difference. This is paradise created for two...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

    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...more

    Open Mic Writers Night hosted by Donnie Winters

    Presented by Douglas Corner Cafe at Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville

    November 4, 2014 - March 31, 2015

    8pm
    Open Mic Writers Night
    Hosted by
    The Cool Mr. Donnie Winters!
    ***Call 292-2530 starting at 1:00pm til 6:00pm to leave your name on the list!

    Douglas Corner is...more

    Fight for Freedom exhibition

    Presented by Vanderbilt Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University - Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Nashville

    June 20, 2014 - April 20, 2015

    "Fight for Freedom" highlights inspiring American stories from the collections of the Rev. James Lawson, noted journalists and others who put their lives on the line for freedom. Items...more

    The Great Eastern: Storytelling in the Heart of East Nashville

    Presented by The Great Eastern

    May 6, 2014 - May 5, 2015

    The Great Eastern is a monthly storytelling show that takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at Cult Fiction Underground in East Nashville. Each month we have a theme, 4-5 booked...more

    On the Edges: Works from Vanderbilt Department of Art Faculty and Staff

    Presented by Vanderbilt University and Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt at Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt, Nashville

    September 30, 2014 - May 29, 2015

    The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy is pleased to present a group exhibition of current works featuring Vanderbilt University Department of Art faculty and staff. On...more

    Kenny Rogers: Through the Years

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

    August 15, 2014 - June 14, 2015

    Photo Credit: Piper Ferguson

    With driving artistic instinct, a trademark husky voice made for storytelling, polished showmanship and effortless charisma, Kenny Rogers conquered...more

    Salute to Excellence

    Presented by Center for Nonprofit Management at Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville

    October 22, 2015

    Every fall, CNM hosts a dinner and awards presentation that honors area nonprofits for their commitment to management excellence. In 2014, more than $210,000 were awarded in 12 categories at the...more

    Stories from the Hermitage Slave Community

    Presented by The Hermitage at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    The Hermitage story is not just about Andrew Jackson and his family. In fact, the Jackson family story cannot be told without the stories of the 150 enslaved Africans who lived and worked at The...more

    The First Tennesseans

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee through four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000 years ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the Mississippian people, and ending with...more

    The Frontier

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Spanish conquistadors were the first Europeans to reach Tennessee, followed by the French and English explorers, and then by the first white settlers. Armor and weapons from the Europeans and...more

    The Age of Jackson

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Between 1815 and 1850, Tennessee embodied the spirit of American expansion and politics, with President Andrew Jackson being the central character in the state's development. Displays on...more

    Antebellum

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    The Antebellum period of 1840 to 1860 was a time of prosperity and cultural development for many Tennesseans. (Antebellum is from the Latin words ante, before, and bellum, war. It is used to...more

    The Civil War and Reconstruction

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    By 1860 the issue of slavery had become a tinderbox; a moral, social and economic issue which slowly divided the northern and southern states. Tennessee found itself divided when the General...more

    The New South

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Between 1870 and the 1920's, Tennessee experienced great changes fueled by the post-Civil War industrial revolution. Exhibits on women's suffrage, Prohibition, and the Tennessee Centennial...more

    Permanent Exhibit: Hall of Fame Rotunda

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

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    The Hermitage - Andrew Jackson

    Presented by The Hermitage at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

    February 26, 2009 - Ongoing

    The Hermitage's new orientation film Andrew Jackson, narrated by Martin Sheen, is now playing on new state-of-the-art equipment in the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center theater. The film is one...more

    Tulip Grove Mansion Guided Tour

    Presented by The Hermitage at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

    July 1, 2009 - Ongoing

    Originally the home of Jackson's protege, Andrew Jackson Donelson, Tulip Grove's private ownership was longer and more varied than the Hermitage mansion. Join a Hermitage interpreter for a tour of...more

    Haunted Tavern Tours

    Presented by Nashville Ghost Tours

    April 2, 2008 - Ongoing

    From the people who brought you the critically acclaimed original Nashville Ghost Tours comes their newest...more

    Haunted Downtown Nashville Tour

    Presented by Nashville Ghost Tours

    January 1, 2011 - Ongoing

    Explore the shadow-filled streets of downtown Nashville. Learn about the historical, haunted heritage of Music City from professional story tellers and tour guides during the comfortably paced 90...more

    Permanent Exhibit: Sing Me Back Home - A Journey Through Country Music

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

    July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

    Sing Me Back Home is the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s permanent exhibit, an exciting, multi-layered journey through the life of country music. 

    Through...more

    The Original Nash Trash Tour

    Presented by Nash Trash Tours at Nash Trash Tours, Nashville

    August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

    The Original NashTrash Tour is a one-of-a-kind country musical-comedy extravaganza. Hop on the Big Pink Bus and Sheri Lynn & Brenda Kay (the Jugg Sisters) will dish the dirt on your favorite...more

    Toddler Time

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Old Hickory, Old Hickory

    January 5, 2011 - Ongoing

    Stories, songs, fingerplays and socialization through play. For ages 12 to 24 months.


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