As it continues to rise in popularity among young travelers and established tourists, Nashville is becoming an increasingly cosmopolitan city. In addition to boasting an array of locally-owned restaurants that feature unique menus and dining atmospheres, it also is home to a significant number of art galleries. In fact, many of the best art galleries in Nashville TN can be found along the city's Art Walk.
Nashville is unique as a city and as a way of live. Music City provides many tours, crawls, strolls and so much more. Some of the best and most interesting choices include the art tours, crawls and walks. Here are some of the top choices.
Art After Hours
A citywide art crawl happening every month, this is a chance for art lovers to enjoy art after they get off work. Some of the best art galleries participate in this monthly event on the first Thursday of every month. The best part, this is a free event!
Andy Anh Ha Gallery
The Andy Anh Ha Gallery is a popular choice among local residents because this artist is homegrown. A native to the city, Andy Anh Ha has a gallery in the Downtown Core neighborhood and also recently opened a gallery in Los Angeles, California. His work is known for being bright and colorful. On the surface, it may appear simple but his unique blends of acrylics, oils and gloss makes his work different from anything else that can be found in the city. The Andy Anh Ha Gallery is open on the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as part of the Art Crawl. Interested visitors also can make an appointment for a private visit.
Franklin Tour of the Arts
Franklin is full of great art and it's on display the first Friday of every month. The tour is free and you can even use the trolley for transportation for only $5.
Yet another gallery that can't be missed in the Nashville Arts District is the UltraViolet Gallery. This gallery features the work of Amiee Stubbs, who is a Nashville photographer. She is known for her vivid photographs, many of which feature pets and animals. She also specializes in capturing concerts and entertainment events. Her gallery is open during the Nashville Art Crawl from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month.
First Saturday Art Crawl
Every month, on the first Saturday, many of the best art galleries in Downtown Nashville provide the opportunity for art lovers to enjoy all types of art. Receptions and art openings are featured with free wine and other refreshments available. Free shuttles are also available for transportation.
- The Arts Company
- Andy Anh Ha Gallery
- BelArt Galery
- Belnd Studio
- Gallery One
- L Gallery
- And Many More!
The event starts at 6pm and goes all the way until 10pm. Two free shuttles are provided to help guests get to and from the galleries.
The L Gallery features the work of artist Carol L. Saffell, who is another Nashville native. Carol L. Saffell prides herself on being a self-taught artist who emphasizes creativity in every piece that she makes. The gallery is also located in the Nashville Arts District, and visitors are often impressed by the raw and inspiring pieces that are on display there.
Second Saturday Village Art Walk
On the second Saturday of every month ten downtown Nashville art galleries participate in the Village Art Walk. This walk starts at 5pm and runs until 8pm. It includes refreshments, music, activities and more. It's a self-guided tour and it's a free event for all to enjoy.
Many other Art Walks and Crawls happen throughout the city, as well. Check with your favorite galleries to find out if they participate and when the other art events will be happening near your Nashville neighborhood.
Zeitgeist is an established player in the Nashville arts scene, and has been providing a space for artists to display their works since 1994. One of the most unique aspects about this gallery is that visitors can find many up-and-coming artists who are trying to break out, while also viewing the work of renowned artists who have been proudly creating work in the region for many years. Most of the work on display in the Zeitgeist gallery would best be described as contemporary art, and collectors will enjoy the fact that there are many mediums located in this space that oozes with creativity.
First Thursday ArtWalk
Another popular art event provided by the Downtown Clarksville Association is the ArtWalk held on the first Thursday of the month. Many local artists and restaurants participate in this event and provide plenty of local art for all to enjoy.
A city-wide art gallery tour with plenty of complimentary, wine, beer and food, this is one of the most popular. Artrageous takes a closer look at the finest galleries in many of the local neighborhoods. It's usually held just once a year in November.
The Rymer Gallery
Nashville's art district is located along Fifth Avenue in the heart of the city, and The Rymer Gallery is the home to many different artists who specialize in contemporary fine arts. The artists who feature their work in this massive gallery provide visitors with the opportunity to peruse diverse and eclectic art. The Rymer Gallery strives to provide a space for artists who specialize in a wide variety of mediums, ensuring that the contemporary art genre is well-represented throughout the gallery.
These are just a few of the best art tours, crawls, galleries, and walks found throughout Nashville. Many others are held regularly throughout the best art neighborhoods in the city.
Those who are seeking modern art to discuss and decipher will find an array of galleries in Nashville that meet their needs, while others who enjoy traditional fine art will also be pleased with the selection in the city. The best art galleries in Nashville offer visitors with endless hours of interpretation and enjoyment. For more information on the best things to see and do in the city, contact a qualified real estate agent today.
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