Carolyn Elam Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Carolyn Elam. After thirty years in the antique business, Carolyn began creating assemblages using vintage toys, game pieces, tins, and interesting oddities. “It brings me joy to balance colors… Read more »

Jennifer Brosius joins Arts & Business Council team as Program Coordinator

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville is delighted to announce the hiring of Jennifer “Ennie” Brosius as the organization’s Program Coordinator. A dancer at heart, Ennie caught the bug for non-profit arts while working in the offices of The Repertory Project (now Verb Ballets) in her hometown of Cleveland, OH. Though not on… Read more »

Sammy Hearn Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Sammy Hearn. Sammy Hearn first picked up a camera about 10 years ago when she was just entering journalism school. After working in print news for a good portion… Read more »

Arts & Business Council and Nashville Soccer Club announce partnership to activate Stadium with local art experiences

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville (ABC) and the Nashville Soccer Club (NSC) are thrilled to announce the launch of a partnership connecting the local creative community with the Team’s brand-new stadium. This partnership will include several art initiatives in the coming months, designed to seamlessly weave NSC into the fabric of the… Read more »

Nuveen Barwari Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Nuveen Barwari. Artist bio: Nuveen Barwari is a visual artist who employs collage to reflect on the fragmented state of diasporic living and membership in a stateless community. Barwari’s… Read more »

Keith Josiah Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Keith Josiah. Keith is a 24-year-old painter, poet, and music artist living in Nashville. Originally from Memphis, his goal is to have an impact on lives around the world…. Read more »

ABC Welcomes Creative Business Leaders to its Board of Directors and Announces New Board Officers

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville (ABC) is pleased to welcome five new board members and one Young Leaders Council (YLC) intern to its board of directors. The new directors—Larry Abel, Khrys Hatch, Jamie Kent, Brynn Plummer, and Nancy VanReece—will each serve a three-year term which began on November 1, 2021. The YLC… Read more »

Marla Faith Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Marla Faith. Marla is a narrative colorist, working from intuition and life, with personal symbolism, to create uplifting unique artworks. Known for her collages, drawings, and paintings, she holds… Read more »

Watch All Eight Pitch Videos from the 2021 Periscope Pitch + Artist Entrepreneur Showcase

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville hosted the 8th annual Periscope Pitch + Artist Entrepreneur Showcase held at OZ Arts Nashville on Sept. 8, 2021. The event was the culmination of the 2021 Periscope: Artist Entrepreneur Training, a year-long intensive business development curriculum and mentorship program for local artists of all disciplines.  The… Read more »

Gary Owen Named Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign

The Arts & Business Council, Blackbird Media, and F&M Bank have teamed up to present the Artist of the Week on The Nashville Sign. This week’s featured artist is Gary M. Owen. Gary M. Owen is a self-taught painter from the middle Tennessee area. He began painting around the age of 12-years-old, placed art in an annual juried… Read more »