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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.

ExploreNashvilleArt.comExploreNashvilleArt.Com - This mobile web site offers on-the-go guides to the Metro Arts public art collection as well as more than 120 additional Art in Public Places artworks and cultural places. The site features guided tours, geo-alerts, artist videos, audio interviews and more. We are working to add content every day. If you know of any artworks that should be added, please fill out this Art in Public Places Updates form. (Artwork must be free to visit, located in Nashville/Davidson County and publicly accessible.)

Art Centers & Museums

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

Choral Groups



National 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 Nashville Repertory Theatre. Check out a dazzling array of new works and repertory works in film and theatre: