12th Annual Tomato Art Fest
Nashville's best wacky art festival will take place on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th, 2015 in East Nashville's historic Five Points. ..."A uniter, not a divider!"
Tomato Art Fest returns this year on Friday August 7th (6:00 pm-11:00 pm) and Saturday August 8, 2015 (9:00 am-6:00 pm) for it’s 12th consecutive year! Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this FREE, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2014, an estimated 40,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities.
Touted in the Oxford American, and Southern Living as "One of the 5 things you need to know in the South right now", Tomato Art Fest was also voted “Best Festival” in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls.
The festival and official kickoff events are free to attend and wide open to the public, uniting the community for an evening of inspired art, wacky activities, great local music, creative vendors, unique kids activities, favorite food trucks, and a commitment to ensuring that the fest is green in every possible aspect, and maintains local East Nashville traditions. A percentage of proceeds benefit Friends Of Shelby Park.
HISTORY: 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. Tomato Art Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.
THE TOMATO ART: It all began by paying homage to the versatile fruit / vegetable known as the tomato through locally curated tomato art.
Push, Pull, & Wear Parade
Tomato King & Queen Contest
Kids Tomato Art Show Opening Reception
East Nashville Tomato 5K
Kids Tomato Art Exhibit
Bike Decorating For The Parade
EEUMC’S Tomato Art KidFest 2015
Beautiful Tomato Contest
Tomato Story Time at The Inglewood Library
Giant Ice Cream Sundae Extravaganza
Bobbing For Tomatoes / Tomato Toss
Family Fun Open House
Additional contests and activities are in the confirmation process and will be added to tomatoartfest.com and social media as they are confirmed.
LOCAL MUSIC (FRIDAY):
2015 TOMATO ART FEST :: FRIDAY CONCERT
Friday August 7, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Music // Food Trucks // Live Art // Games
Xfiniti Main Stage (11th Ave between Woodland and Holly)
LOCAL MUSIC (SATURDAY):
2015 TOMATO ART FEST :: SATURDAY FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 8, 2015 | Food Trucks // Live Art // Games // Contests // Kids Activities
Festival 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Music 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
All vendor spots are full for this year's event! See who will be there on our website!
We have the following sponsors to thank this year for helping us to reach twelve years of Tomato Art Fest.
Map to Five Points, East Nashville 37206
PRESS KIT ASSETS:
Please find an image library in our Dropbox for your use.