Festivals - Kids/Family - Special Events
11th and Woodland streets, Five Points, Nashville, TN 37206
A community builder, the Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each year that passes. Last year, an estimated 55,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the day’s festivities. Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, which has been coined by Budget Travel Magazine as “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village,” this FREE, costume-friendly event provides a fun-filled day for all.
Tomato Art Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late summer, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Tomato Art Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.