On the first Saturday of every month, galleries throughout downtown Nashville open their doors, 6-9pm, for special events and exhibit openings. Guests can peruse and purchase the works of artists from Nashville and around the globe. There is no admission charge, and most galleries offer free wine and refreshments while you stroll through the spaces, creating a festive night out on the town.
Each first Saturday, beginning at 6pm, more than a dozen venues — commercial art galleries, artist-run collectives, open studios, maker spaces, and pop-ups — welcome guests to engage with and enjoy the various forms of art on display. Arts & Music is free and open to the public every month. Stop by contemporary art galleries like David Lusk Gallery and Zeitgeist Gallery, and creative, co-working facility Fort Houston on your art and music stroll. Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston is a 100% local event that takes you behind closed doors for a chance to experience new art, see live music and have a fun night out.
The Frist Art Museum gives an Architecture Tour at 4:30pm every First Saturday of the Month. Constructed between 1933 and 1934, during the Great Depression, the former post office is a prominent Nashville architectural treasure from the Art Deco period. The Frist Art Museum’s First Saturday Architecture Tours are interpreted by certified American Sign Language instructors provided through Bridges, a Nashville-based organization that serves the deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing communities.
The Eastside Art Stumble happens the second Saturday of each month from 6-9pm rain or shine. The galleries, businesses, and studios are a great place to meet local artists, buy and support their work, and be part of the art scene in East Nashville and Inglewood.
The Jefferson Street Art Crawl is a monthly event that will engage the North Nashville community through a cost-free night of art creation and art appreciation that is completely open and free to the public.
Check out great upcoming events or things to do in Nashville outside of Art Crawls.