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William Edmondson Arts & Culture Fest
First Annual William Edmondson Arts & Culture Festival
Celebrate Artober with an Art Fair, Music, Dance, Poetry, Food and Family Fun in Edgehill, celebrating the legacy of William Edmondson, Nashville’s most important historic artist.
Historic Edgehill neighborhood is hosting the First Annual William Edmondson Arts & Culture Festival, featuring an exciting mix of art, entertainment and activities, headlined by Carlos DeFord Bailey and his band. Other programming and performances by the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Symphony, students from Metro Schools, Tennessee Craft, the Nashville Symphony, Salsa Soul Nashville, The Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck, National Museum of African American Music, and more! Local artists will be selling their fine art and handcrafted items, just in time for holiday shopping.
The newest cohort of historic Edgehill notables will be inducted into the Edgehill Heroes Arboretum, including pioneering Black architect Moses McKissack, and Grand Ole Opry’s first Black star, DeFord Bailey. A memorial bench will be unveiled honoring David Lose, landscape architect and staunch supporter of parks and greenways.
Organized by the Friends of the William Edmondson Homesite, Park & Gardens. Their mission is to Preserve, Protect, and Enhance the neighborhood greenspace that includes the former homesite of William Edmondson, Nashville’s most important historic artist, who was the first African American to exhibit solo at the Museum of Modern Art.
Special thanks to: Metro Arts, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville Public Library, Nashville Symphony and the Country Music Hall of Fame, National Museum of African American Music, and Tennessee Craft.
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This event is free, family-friendly, and intentionally diverse and inclusive.
1450 14th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212
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