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)
November Across the Arts Activities
November 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 along Printers Alley through the late night:
Special Spooky Immersive Event at the Fairlane Hotel
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step inside the mind of a cold-blooded killer? Fairlane Hotel invites you to experience the American Psycho inspired Penthouse which leaves little to the imagination, complete with Patrick Bateman's most personal belongings, a blood soaked chain saw and perhaps even a close encounter with the killer himself.
The Penthouse Bar will feature a special cocktail inspired by the sociopath himself called, “Hip to be Square.” After immersing yourself in the explicit experience, guests are welcome back to Ellington’s for Late Night Bite Specials as usual – if you still have an appetite. Walk through Bateman's agonizing thoughts and a scene from one of pop culture’s most notable thrillers up close and personal this Halloween.
Mark your calendars to continue your Halloween celebration on Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2 from 6-10 pm nightly, in the Fairlane Hotel’s exclusive retro-modern Penthouse.
Be sure to capture the gruesome scene on social media, tagging and following @thefairlanehotel, for a chance to win a night in the Penthouse, valued at up to $4,000. You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to experience the private Penthouse.
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.