Every first Saturday of the month from now until December, you have an opportunity to see some of the best art showcases Nashville has to offer. In such a creative city, we can’t forget about all of the art that exists beyond music. There’s a number of different galleries that open their doors each month for this free celebration of art. Be sure to check out the buildings, streets, and neighborhoods below when you attend a First Saturday Art Crawl in Nashville.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Nashville’s art museum, which features rotating exhibitions and interactive programs, offers a free architecture tour of their historic building on the first Saturday of every month. Tours take place at 4:30 pm. It’s a great way to kick off the First Saturday Art Crawl and to learn more about Nashville and the Frist.
5th Avenue of the Arts
5th Avenue of the Arts is a downtown block where multiple art galleries are located, including Nashville’s largest contemporary gallery. Be sure to go from space to space seeing what they’re showcasing for the evening. On 5th Avenue of the arts you’ll find:
- The Arts Company
- Brett Warren Photography Emporium
- The Rymer Gallery
- Tinney Contemporary
The Historic Arcade
The Arcade was built in 1902 and opened its doors to the public in 1903. It was one of America’s first covered shopping centers, modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Arcade constructed in Italy. Today, it’s home to a number of different art galleries, creative spaces, and more. It’s conveniently located right across the street from 5th Avenue of the Arts.
Wedgewood/Houston Neighborhood Events
Just a short drive from downtown is the Wedgewood/Houston (WeHo) neighborhood. They host their own art and music events in conjunction with the First Saturday Art Crawl. Make your way through the galleries and studios that call this neighborhood home and be sure to check out the live music along the way.
The First Saturday Art Crawl takes place from 6-9 pm. Click here for additional information.