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Arts and Attractions

Nashville is known the world over as the birthplace of Country Music.

To find a calendar of regular events across Nashville visit visual arts, theatre, film, fashion, local food and products!

Jump in and discover our Athens of the South!

Sign up for MetroArts Arts Alert or visit the Metro Arts Commission website at

Art Centers & MuseumsCheekwood Botanical Gardens

Visitors can explore many of our indy stores and neighborhoods including 5Points, SoBro, 12South, Edgehill, and more.

Nashville offers a wide range traditional and contemporary art and culture at: Germantown and Marathon Village or take in a self-guided gallery walk.

Art Crawls

Art in Public Places

Nashville has a wide array of public and privately funded art in public areas. Use the interactive Nashville Public Art map to search for a public art project.

Choral Groups


FestivalsNational Folk Festival

Literary Arts

Nashville pens more than songs. A diverse community of poets, authors and avid fans of the written word thrive here.

Theatre & Film

Nashville has numerous equity theatre companies and dozens of community playhouses that showcase the depth of local writers, actors, and designers that call Nashville home. Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), a 5,000 seat venue is the home stage to the Nashville Opera, The Nashville Ballet and the Tennessee Repertory Theatre. Check out a dazzling array of new works and repertory works in film and theatre: