ARTOBER NASHVILLE KICKS OFF THIS WEEKENDArtober Nashville is an annual month-long celebration of Nashville’s diverse community of arts and culture. Metro Arts and NowPlayingNashville.com partner with over one hundred arts and cultural organizations and businesses to highlight the depth and breadth of arts activities throughout Nashville. The goal of Artober is for every Nashvillian to experience the arts and it includes everything from visual and performing arts, to music, crafts, film, pop-ups, and more!
This weekend the celebration will launch with the dedication of "In Concert", a community-wide mural project, as well as various arts activities in the Donelson and Hermitage neighborhoods. Join Mayor Karl Dean for the dedication at 4:30pm at 2620 Lebanon Pike, 37214. Check the full schedule for all the events going on that day.
In its second year, Artober Nashville has expanded to include many new Signature Events and programs. Here is a taste of some of the ways you can celebrate with us…
• Artober Fridays at Fifth Third Bank. As the presenting sponsor of Artober this year, come out to select Fifth Third Bank branches every Friday in October for a variety of FREE arts and cultural events.
• Artober VIP Pass. Valued at over $350, the pass provides special offers and discounts valid at participating organizations. Purchase your $10 pass today. Proceeds will benefit arts education.
• Yelp Check-in Challenge. Artober supporters check-in at arts and cultural events on Yelp with the hashtag #Artober throughout the month of October.
• Nash-Up: Remixing Nashville's Arts, Culture and Creative Future. As a way to close out this amazing month Metro Arts is partnering with the Nashville Scene/Country Life Blog and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to host a day-long summit that will feature 3 different panels and a keynote who will help explore issues of Nashville past and emerging creative identity through discussion and dialogue. Register for this free event today.
Visit the Artober Nashville website for a full list of events and join the celebration.