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On April 14, 2018, the weekend of World Art Day (and Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday) galleries all over Nashville will host special events including panels, performances, discussions and activities which celebrate local art galleries’ place in Nashville’s thriving creative community.

Art Gallery Day is free to attend and open to all ages, for art collectors, artists, and those curious about Nashville’s ever-growing art scene. Organized by NGA, this citywide celebration is part of a broader mission continue the enrichment of local culture through promotion and support of the visual arts.

Participating galleries include:

The Arts Company, Channel to Channel, Cumberland Gallery, David Lusk Gallery, Julia Martin Gallery, The Red Arrow Gallery, The Rymer Gallery, Tinney Contemporary, and Zeitgeist.

Events will be held between 10:00am and 6:00pm at galleries across Nashville.


By Time

10AM Drink and Draw at Channel to Channel

11AM Panel Discussion at Cumberland Gallery

11AM Balloon installation at The Red Arrow Gallery

12PM Family Art Project at The Red Arrow Gallery

1PM Leonard Piha at The Arts Company

1PM Olivia Leigh Martin at Julia Martin Gallery

1PM Mural with Herb Williams at The Rymer Gallery

2PM Q&A at Channel to Channel

2PM Collage Party at Zeitgeist

3PM Live Vinyl DJs at The Red Arrow Gallery

3PM Live Drawing at Julia Martin Gallery

6PM Duncan McDaniel exhibition opening at The Red Arrow Gallery

6PM After Party at Julia Martin Gallery

All Day: Local art at Cumberland Gallery, and David Lusk Gallery; painting and drawing at Julia Martin Gallery; Floor drawing at Tinney Contemporary


By Gallery

The Arts Company (Downtown)

1 - 2:30 - Meet and Greet and artwork delivery with Leonard Piha

Channel to Channel (Wedgewood-Houston)

10 - 12 Drink and Draw

2 - 3 Q&A with Christina Renfer Vogel & artists in Gallery B

Cumberland Gallery (Green Hills)

All Day - Curation of new work by local artists in upstairs gallery

11 - 12 Panel Discussion 'Social Commentary in Art' with Bill Ivey, Brian Downey, Mark Scala, Sara Lee Burd and moderated by Paul Polycarpou

David Lusk Gallery (Wedgewood-Houston)

All Day - new works by Nashville artists on display

3 - 4 Perfomance by the band, The Hues

Julia Martin Gallery (Wedgewood-Houston)

12 - 6 Interactive painting and drawing

1 Guided demo/discussion with Olivia Leigh Martin

3 - 6 Live drawing with artist Kevin Guthrie

6 - 9 After party with live music by The Country Westerns (Joey Plunkett of Duke's and RI¢HIE & Brian Kotzer of Silver Jews) and beer provided by Jackalope

The Red Arrow Gallery (East Nashville)

11 - 1 Interactive, Large-Scale Balloon Installation with April Artist, Duncan McDaniel

12 - 4 Family Art Project Inspired by the current exhibition, Standing Wave.

3 - 5 Live Vinyl DJ set from Fond Object Records

6 - 9 Exhibition Grand Opening: Standing Wave w/ Duncan McDaniel

The Rymer Gallery (Downtown)

1 - 4 Participate in the creation of Herb Williams' new mural

Tinney Contemporary (Downtown)

11 - 5 floor "drawing" installation made out of tens of thousands of paper "seeds" by internationally acclaimed artist, Jaq Belcher

Zeitgeist (Wedgewood-Houston)

2 - 4 Collage Party with Nashville Collage Collective