Due to the public health concerns of COVID-19, events listed on NowPlayingNashville may be Cancelled or Postponed. View all Cancelled or Postponed Events. Click to Read NowPlayingNashville's Response.


There are no recent bookmarks.

Artober Nashville 2019

Participate in Artober Nashville 2020



Artober Nashville is accepting local Nashville and Middle Tennessee artist submissions for the background of the 2020 logo! Artober Nashville is a program of NowPlayingNashville, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2020. For questions, please contact Erin Holcomb at erin@nowplayingnashville.com. CRITERIA AND APPLICATION DETAILS.



If your arts organization plans to take part in Artober Nashville 2020, let us know by completing this form. It's an amazing opportunity to show how your organization fits within the Middle Tennessee arts community and to gain more exposure of your events during National Arts & Humanities Month. Each participating organization gets listed on the Artober Nashville Partners page, as well as reaching an estimated 160,243 total visitors during the month of October.



The 2020 Sponsorship deck is available. Sponsorship options range from $150 - $3,000! View the Sponsorship options and what it includes online. Interested in learning more, contact Erin Holcomb.



You can learn all about Artober Nashville from the comfort of your own home or office! Just sign up here and tune in on the following Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. for helpful 30-minute webinars from the NowPlayingNashville team.

August 20 – What is Artober? with Erin Holcomb and Paige Dempsey

Listen to this Artober Nashville webinar. The video did not record correctly, but you can still hear the audio via our podcast. You don't need the website to get all the info! Tune in now!

August 27 – Ways to Participate with Erin Holcomb

Watch this Artober Nashville webinar. Discover all the different Ways to Participate, as Erin Holcomb takes you through the different things you can do to participate during Artober Nashville.

September 3 – Social Media with Paige Dempsey and Victoria Leuang

Watch this Artober Nashville webinar. Paige and Victoria discussed sample messaging, the #ArtoberNashville hashtag, and how to share with us during October.

September 10 – Artober Partnerships with Erin Holcomb and Paige Dempsey

Watch this Artober Nashville webinar. Erin and Paige discuss how to become an Artober Partner and the different ways to partner during October.



  1. Submit events happening in October to NowPlayingNashville at a minimum of 2 – 4 weeks prior to event date to be included on the Artober page. Submit Listings Here: www.nowplayingnashville.com/login.Be sure to tag your event with the Artober category to be included on the page.
  2. Include discounts during the month of October in our Wednesday Newsletter & Discounts page:  www.nowplayingnashville.com/categories/discount-tickets-nashville/.
  3. Include giveaways during the month of October in our Wednesday Newsletter & Win Tix page:  www.nowplayingnashville.com/categories/win-tickets/.
  4. Include the Artober logo on your collateral, website, and special events. View the 2019 Toolkit.
  5. Access the NowPlayingNashville Media Kit to view all opportunities. View the Kit.
  1. Social about Artober at your October Events by using the following:
  • Talking points for Artober Nashville:
    • Call-to-action:  Celebrate the Arts. Together.
    • Date:  The entire month of October (Arts & Humanities Month).
    • Web site: http://bit.ly/ArtoberNashville
  • Artober Nashville Messaging:
      • Celebrate the Arts Together with us and @ArtoberNashville the entire month of October! ArtoberNashville is a program of @NowPlayingNashville, where you can find even more arts events for ALL of Middle Tennessee! Celebrate the Arts with us! #ArtoberNashville http://bit.ly/ArtoberNashville 
      • Join us for @ArtoberNashville this month! A program of @NowPlayingNashville, #ArtoberNashville is taking over the entire website for the whole month of October. Celebrate the Arts with friends and family by attending one of 2,000+ events on the website! http://bit.ly/ArtoberNashville
    • TWITTER 
      • Join us for @ArtoberNash this month! Discover how you can Celebrate the Arts. Together. via http://bit.ly/ArtoberNashville and #ArtoberNashville.
      • This month is @ArtoberNash - come celebrate with us! Find our events + other ways to celebrate via http://bit.ly/ArtoberNashville and #ArtoberNashville.
      • This October, celebrate @ArtoberNash with us! Now a program of @NowPlayingNashville, #ArtoberNashville is taking over the entire website for the month of October. Search from 2,000+ events on the website to discover how you can Celebrate the Arts. Together for #Artober.
        #Nashville #Tennessee #MiddleTennessee #NowPlayingNashville #VisitMusicCity #ArtoberNash #Artober2019 #ArtoberNashville2019 #Arts #Music #Theatre #Comedy #VisualArts #Nashvilleart #Nashvillelife #Nashvillemusic #Nashvilleartist #Nashvillearts #Nashvilleartscene #Nashvilleartists #Madeintn
      • Join us for @ArtoberNash! Find our events, plus other ways to celebrate by searching from 2,000+ events on the #ArtoberNashville website. A program of @NowPlayingNashville, Artober Nashville is taking over the entire website for the month of October. Look there to discover how to Celebrate the Arts. Together for #Artober.
        #Nashville #Tennessee #MiddleTennessee #NowPlayingNashville #VisitMusicCity #ArtoberNash #Artober2019 #ArtoberNashville2019 #Arts #Music #Theatre #Comedy #VisualArts #Nashvilleart #Nashvillelife #Nashvillemusic #Nashvilleartist #Nashvillearts #Nashvilleartscene #Nashvilleartists #Madeintn


Contact Erin Holcomb for Discounts, Giveaways and Advertising at eholcomb@cfmt.org or (615) 321-4939 x 132.