GROW LOVE PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION at 43rd ANNUAL AMERICAN ARTISAN FESTIVAL
Forest Alchemy to install first-ever site-specific interactive public art installation in Centennial Park June 16, 17, 18
(NASHVILLE, TENN) May 31, 2017 -- The 43rd annual American Artisan Festival will be bringing a first-ever site-specific, interactive public art installation to the great lawn in front of the Parthenon which is entitled GROW LOVE. As a physical bridge between the Parthenon and the Festival, it is intended to be a celebration of the rebuild of the festival and the park, as well as an homage to its founder Nancy Saturn. The work, created by Tracy Ginsberg and Theodore Lillie of Forest Alchemy, will be a 90 foot labyrinth designed in the shape of a Magnolia flower which visitors can physically walk through and leave a written message inside. The installation will highlight a new way to experience the park, the Parthenon and the Festival. The installation is hosted in partnership with Metro Parks as well as through a THRIVE grant given to the artists by the Metro Arts Commission of Nashville and is being sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine.
The festival will be held Father's Day weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - June 16, 17 & 18, 2017 in Nashville’s beloved Centennial Park. In addition to presenting the best in fine art and contemporary American handcrafts, fair goers will also enjoy live music by some of Nashville's most talented musicians, free children's art activities, and more than fifteen fantastic options for food, sweets and treats as well as craft beer, wine and cocktails. Always free to the public, The American Artisan Festival is visited by more than 30,000 local residents and tourists each year and is co-sponsored by the Nashville Board of Parks and Recreation.
For more information on the festival, please visit: www.americanartisanfestival.com.
For more information on Forest Alchemy, please visit: http://www.forestalchemy.com/.