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Artober Nashville 2015 - Celebrating 5 Years of Arts Everywhere


October is “Artober” in Nashville as we celebrate our city’s vibrant and diverse arts and cultural scene all month long. Hundreds of events are already scheduled, as Metro Arts seeks to connect every Nashvillian to thriving creative communities throughout the city.

On the Artober Nashville website, you'll find listings for music, theater, dance, visual arts, festivals, family events, free events, classes/workshops, poetry/literary readings, and film/video screenings.

Now one of the South's largest events featuring arts and culture, Artober Nashville 2015 will also offer both new and returning events, including several offerings coming up soon:

  • The First Saturday Art Crawl, held Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m., presents local and world-renowned artists and artwork in Downtown Nashville's galleries. Look for the Artober Nashville Street Team on Fifth Avenue of the Arts, and be sure to check out the awesome musician-printer partnership happening at Hatch Show Print! Admission is free.
  • Handmade & Bound Nashville, held Oct. 2-3, celebrates independent publications and hand-made print material, featuring artists’ books, zines, mini-comics, prints. Publishers and artists sell and/or trade their handmade and affordable publications and creations. Admission is free and open for all ages.
  • The Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., provides an opportunity for intercultural dialogue through a free festival experience, featuring a variety of dance and music performances on seven different stages, along with food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes from around the world. Look for the Artober Nashville Street Team in the Metro Row area.
  • Enjoy Tennessee Craft Week Oct 2-11, as Tennessee Craft puts the spotlight on craft artists with events, displays, and hands-on demonstrations to promote the collective impact of craft arts.

Check the Artober Nashville website often, connect with Artober Nashville and share your arts experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#ArtoberNashville), and follow the conversation about how the arts are a critical part of our economy and what makes Nashville an attractive city in which to live and work.