Nashville, Tenn. – September 7, 2023 – Artville, Nashville’s new three-day visual art festival, today announces the local art galleries participating at the event from September 29 through October 1. Previously announced, Artville has attracted a range of local and national artists including Derrick Adams, Charles DuVernay, Rachel Hayes, Vadis Turner, and Herb Williams to name a few. In addition to 20 public art installations and murals as well as many local galleries exhibiting throughout the Wedgewood Houston and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods. The Community Art Show features works from 100+ local artists and eight local contemporary galleries that will be showcasing works at The Nashville Warehouse Co. for the weekend.
To kick off the festival, an Art Show Preview Party will take place on Thursday, September 28. From 6pm to 9pm, ticket holders will get a first look at the Community Art Show featuring over 100 local artists and curated works from Nashville galleries including Artbeat, Elephant Gallery, The Forge, LeQuire Gallery, Nashville Artist Collective, Red Arrow Gallery, Tinney Contemporary, and Zeiher Smith. All works will be for sale, and tickets to the event also include drinks, food, music and more. Tickets to the Art Show Preview Party can be purchased here for $50.
Katie Shaw, owner of Red Arrow Gallery shares, “While I am always connecting with collectors and artists in our own gallery space in East Nashville, I am excited that Artville will unite us all in Wedgewood Houston Chestnut Hill. I hope it is an opportunity to expand awareness of Nashville’s arts scene on a national level, as well as highlight our vibrant community of contemporary visual artists and strong collector community.”
Samantha Saturn, Founder of Artville adds, “I am confident Nashville has a growing base of art collectors and supporters eager to discover and collect art right here in Nashville. The Community Art Show, as well as the entire Artville festival experience, will enable visitors to connect directly to the best artists and galleries, and collect incredible works at a wide range of price points - I truly believe there is something for everyone.”
Already calling Wedgewood Houston and Chestnut Hill home, local well known galleries will all be open during festival hours showcasing contemporary artist exhibits and special weekend arts programming including 185 Alley Gallery, cëcret by cë Gallery, COOP Gallery, David Lusk Gallery, Julia Martin, Nashville Poetry Library, Open Gallery, The Packing Plant, Prisma Signa Gallery, Risology Club, Rock Wall Gallery, Soho House, and Zeitgeist. Details and a full rundown of programming will be available at Artville.org.
Following Thursday’s kick-off preview event, Artville will host a variety of events throughout the weekend during public hours including the Community Art Show and Artist Talks at the Nashville Warehouse Co., 20 public art murals and experiences, a re-imagined American Artisan Festival @ Artville featuring 80 high-quality artists, kids art activities, food, beer and wine as well as live music at The Outfield.
For access to the Preview Party as well as an entire weekend of VIP and Afterdark Events you can become a patron here. The funds raised through the Patron Program directly support the 2024 public art awards and Artville community arts programming.
Artville Public Hours
Friday, September 29, 11am to 7pm
Saturday, September 30, 10am to 7pm
Sunday, October 1, 10am to 5pm
Special Events Schedule
Thursday, September 28, 6pm to 9pm: Artville Preview Party at Nashville Warehouse Co.*ticketed event
Friday, September 29, 6pm to 7pm – Artville Talks with Derrick Adams at Nashville Warehouse Co.*free event but registration required
Friday, September 29, 7pm to 11pm – Artville Afterdark at Merritt Mansion Funk and Soul DJ Dance Party *ticketed event Saturday, September 30, 7pm to 11pm – Artville Afterdark at Merritt Mansion House & Dance Music DJ Dance Party *ticketed event
Artville, a new three-day visual art festival in the Wedgewood Houston and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods, is the first-of-its-kind public art festival in Nashville taking place September 29 – October 1, 2023. Founders Samantha Saturn and Jack Davis envision Artville becoming a city-wide art festival, however starting in the Wedgewood Houston and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods made sense for a host of reasons. It is the home of several art galleries, restaurants, design businesses and more - it’s also where many artists and creatives call home.