FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl


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"Best Art Happening" in the Nashville Scene's Best of Nashville 2019!


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.

Most galleries serve free wine and other 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.

2019 FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl Dates

Saturday, January 5
Saturday, February 2
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, April 6
Saturday, May 4
Saturday, June 1
Saturday, July 6
Saturday, August 3
Saturday, September 7
Saturday, October 5
Saturday, November 2
Saturday, December 7


Participating Galleries and Gray Line Trolley Map

(Click the map for more detailed information and a printable pdf version)



December Across the Arts Activities

  • Donation Stations Benefiting Jingle All the Broadway

  • Street Games: Checkers, Chess, Jenga

  • Selfie Station

  • FREE photos with Santa!

  • Across the Arts Performance Platform 1: Larysa Jaye

  • Across the Arts Performance Platform 2: Joel Karabo Elliott

  • Tennessee Triennial



December Printers Alley After Crawl

  • Live Painting by Kate Jackson inside Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar (no cover for those who visit Gallery 63 in the Arcade during the Art Crawl and snag a special entry ticket)

  • Artists showcasing their art and live art along Printers Alley through the late night:


Holiday Shopping at the Fairlane Hotel


Shop at Fairlane Hotel this Holiday Season! Visit our local Artisans December 7th, 2019 from 6:00- 9:00 pm and enjoy a wide variety of luxury gifts.

Union Teller Delicatessen's bar will be open for the duration of the event and will feature Holiday Specials.

The vendors participating are Glen & Effie, Lilyan James, January Moon, Ranger Station, Oil / Lumber, Gumption, & Van Hoang.


RSVP 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!




2020 FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl Dates

Saturday, January 4

Saturday, February 1

Saturday, March 7

Saturday, April 4

Saturday, May 2

Saturday, June 6

Saturday, August 1

Saturday, September 5

Saturday, October 3

Saturday, November 7

Saturday, December 5

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.