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Nashville with Americans for the Arts

July 2, 2014

The annual conference for Americans for the Arts took place in Nashville, TN, in June.  With much to see, the standouts were the spaces occupied by artists and gallerists in unconventional settings. The community-minded Isle of Printing was based in an industrial neighborhood, occupying a large facility completely with printmaking studio, a gift shop and gallery space.


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The Arcade houses several gallery and artist spaces.  Built in 1902, the shopping center’s second floor is home to small businesses and creative endeavors, highlighted by the open-air architecture of the building.


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Fort Houston is a makers space in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.  Offering studio spaces, classes, printmaking and darkroom equipment, and so much more, it is an ideal place to work on anything creative alongside like-minded individuals.



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The Downtown Presbyterian Church is hugely integrated in supporting the arts, with many of it’s upper floor spaces occupied by artist studios and a gallery in the lower level. More about the program is at



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Several other site visits included Hatch Show Print, the Frist Art Museum, the Nashville Public Library puppets, and much more.  The arts are thriving in Nashville, and the quality and optimism of the arts revitalizing several buildings and neighborhoods was truly inspiring.

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