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We Are Nashville: Act One

Presented by Chauvet Arts at Chauvet Arts, Nashville TN

May 07 2022
Jun 30 2022
We Are Nashville: Act One

We Are Nashville: Act One is an  immersive multimedia exhibition that characterizing the city of Nashville by telling intimate stories it’s residents through a vast selection of photos, videos, audio, journal entries, and more.

In 2017, photojournalist Philip Holsinger left the warzones of Haiti and moved to Nashville to begin the massive undertaking of capturing a complete, objective, and authentic portrait of the city. 

This continuous large-scale journalistic endeavor was born from late philanthropist Ben Rechter’s vision of creating a movement that would unite the people of Nashville, teach them about each other, and inspire the city to “take care of its own.” Rechter and fellow We Are Nashville producers Kerry Graham and Don Transeth hired Holsinger as the storyteller and gave him complete artistic freedom under a single condition: tell the truth.

“This is not a promotion of the city,” says Holsinger. “It’s not designed to try to make it look good. It’s designed to see what’s really here.”

As a fully-immersive photojournalist, Holsinger has spent the last five years building lasting relationships with Nashville residents from all walks of life. 

“When we got down to the philosophy of what we were attempting to do, we are reminding people to love their neighbor. But you can’t love somebody that you don’t know,” says Holsinger, “So I assigned myself the framework of making a family portrait of a family that had gotten so big that it didn’t even know its cousins anymore.”

From gang leaders to socialites, We Are Nashville: Act One narrates Nashville’s stories and introduces the city to itself. 

The exhibition will be open to the public beginning May 7th at 5PM. 

Source: Chauvet Arts


FREE Admission

Contact: (615) 278-9086

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  • Jun 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)

Additional time info:

Opening Reception during FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl Saturday, May 7 at 5PM. The gallery will be open during the June 4 art crawl 5PM - 8PM as well.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Chauvet Arts

237 Rep. John Lewis Way, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

Google Map of 237 Rep. John Lewis Way, Nashville, TN 37219

Health Check Update

The Event Organizer is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend this event.: No