FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl



Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 1,000 people attend this very popular monthly event. Presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, the galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. Admission free, FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl is a festive atmosphere with participating venues located along Fifth Avenue of the Arts and in the Historic Arcade – all welcoming the community to experience downtown Nashville as a center for art.

Some galleries serve light refreshments. The gallery crawl is a great free night on the town!

Exhibits change out each month and additional galleries are often added to the list. For updates, subscribe to Downtown Details - our free weekly e-newsletter.

View a list of all the art galleries located downtown and watch for more galleries to open soon! This growing arts community is one of downtown's treasures.

May 1st, 2021 Limited Event

The FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl is back for a limited event on May 1st, 2021!

The COVID-19 pandemic suspended the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl beginning in April of 2019. As we look toward Phase 4 of Nashville's reopening plan, stay tuned for more announcements, events, and details throughout 2021.

Consider joining us for socially-distant hangs on May 1st! Maybe there's some FSAC swag or Downtown Dollars in it for you...

Galleries listed from 6pm-9pm will be open as usual (with reduced capacity), denoted on the street by FSAC flags. Check with your favorite galleries for more details on their offerings for the month.

Tinney Contemporary will be hosting small groups for timed entry reservations. Get your tickets here! On sale Friday, April 16th, 12:00 noon.

Registration for Tinney Contemporary Timed Entry Here





For parking options, please use our online interactive parking map.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: SP+ is offering an $8 rate to art crawl attendees at their 5th Avenue of the Arts Garage (147 5th Avenue North). Must purchase parking in advance. 1) Select the date of the crawl. 2) Use promo code: ARTCRAWL. 

Thank you to our sponsors and partners!





Interested in showcasing your art?

Artists should contact the individual galleries directly. Each gallery has their own submission requirements and guidelines which can be found on their individual websites. If this information is not posted on their website, please contact the gallery via phone. Links to the galleries' websites can be found here.