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Artober Nashville

Artober Happenings

Find art in Nashville anywhere you look. Discover it in a park, a virtual festival, or through song.

Art, Exhibits, & More
Appearances & Performances
Art Crawls

First Saturday Art Crawl @ 5th Avenue of the Arts
The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals.

Art & Music @ WeHo
To coincide with the Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl, Arts & Music invites guests to a free art and music walk in the WeHo neighborhood of Nashville. Dozens of venues, commercial galleries, artist-run studios, and co-working spaces exhibit groundbreaking art each month.

East Side Art Stumble @ East Nashville
The East Side Art Stumble is a monthly event that happens on the second Saturday of each month from 6-9 rain or shine. On October 11, meet local artists, buy and support their work, and experience the galleries, businesses, and artists that bring people to East Nashville.

Germantown Art Crawl @ Germantown
The third Saturday of every month, from 6-9pm, the Germantown community showcases local artists, beer, music, and businesses during the Germantown Art Crawl.

Jefferson Street Art Crawl @ Jefferson Street
On the fourth Saturday of each month, head to Jefferson Street to see local artists display their goods for the Jefferson Street Art Crawl.


Current Exhibits @ CHAUVET Arts
Join Chauvet Arts for “The Art of Unity” exhibit, a timely rotating show featuring the gallery's diverse roster of acclaimed artists during a time when artists are uniting more than ever. Exhibits include: Balance: Order & Chaos

Current Exhibits @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum always offers something interesting to see. In October you can see: Martina McBride: The Power of Her VoiceAmerican Currents: State of the MusicThe Station Inn: Bluegrass BeaconKacey Musgraves: All of the ColorsOutlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring '70s, and Sing Me Back Home.

Current Exhibits @ Frist Art Museum
Each autumn as the season changes so does the Frist Art Museum. New exhibits fill the halls offering both family and friends a chance to explore great art from ancient history to the present day. Exhibits open during October include A Landmark Repurposed: From Post Office to Art MuseumAmerican Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939, and Mary Sibande: Blue Purple Red. 

Current Exhibits @ The Parthenon in Centennial Park
The Parthenon in Centennial Park has continued to host changing art exhibitions in its galleries and to educate both Nashvillians and visitors about the legacy of the ancient Greeks and their impact on American civilization since the 1930s. One of their current exhibits include The Antikythere Mechanism

    Current Exhibits @ Tennessee State Museum
    The Tennessee State Museum does a great job offering permanent exhibits to see year-round and rotating exhibits to see each season. In October, you can see: In Search of the New: Art in Tennessee After 1900, Early Expressions: Art in Tennessee Before 1900, Tenessee at 225: Highlights from the CollectionForging a NationTennessee Time TunnelNatural History, Change & ChallengeThe Civil War and ReconstructionFirst Peoples, and Tennessee Transforms.

    Video & Film

    Nashville Jewish Film Festival @ Gordon Jewish Community Center
    Held October 14-November 11, the Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). In 2021 the Nashville Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 21st year of bringing educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films throughout Nashville, Tennessee.

    Art Galleries & Performing Arts Venues

    See an exhibit or watch a performance at any of the art galleries and performing arts venues around Nashville.

    For more information, visit artobernashville.com.

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