NASH ART BASH

Friday, October 1, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Courtyard at Center 615

Join the Arts & Business Council for the first-ever Nash Art Bash! This not-to-be-missed evening features exhilarating performances showcasing the best of Nashville’s arts and culture, food and beverage from local culinary artists, interactive creative experiences, and a unique silent auction with local art benefitting artists through the Greater Nashville Artist Relief Fund. Come celebrate the convergence of Nashville’s creative and business communities with some of our finest local talents of all genres and creative disciplines!

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Proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test required at the door. Masks are required for all attendees. Complete health & safety protocols outlined below.

The Courtyard at Center615

It’s a weekend like no other!
Nash Art Bash is the kick-off party for a jam-packed weekend of enjoyment and enrichment that begins with the Nash Art Bash and continues with the return of Creative Exchange: Bright Futures, ABC’s annual professional development conference for the creative community. Tickets are available now for Friday night’s soirée and Saturday’s conference including discounted rates for anyone registering for both events.

An outdoor party that’s sure to delight.
We’re hosting the Nash Art Bash in the outdoor Courtyard at Center615 in East Nashville. This luxurious outdoor space is the perfect venue for an exhilarating evening of music, art, and more! We’re hosting the Nash Art Bash outside to ensure that everyone in attendance is as safe as possible. In addition, we’re also implementing strict health and safety protocols which you can read more about below. Want to see more? Watch this drone video highlighting the courtyard!


Leon Timbo

Enjoy a soulful musical performance by Leon Timbo, sponsored by eOne.
Some write music as a creative release. Others feel compelled to perform. For country-soul singer-songwriter Leon Timbo, music is used as a form of growth and healing. Timbo has long regarded music as an indispensable aspect of his life for as long as he can remember. Growing the son of two pastors in Jacksonville, FL, music was integrated into his life from the very start, as a way to communicate spiritual experience. Along with his parents, his grandmother Virginia was one of the first to introduce him to music by singing Ray Charles styled songs to him as a kid and later buying him his first guitar at the age of 17. From there, his musical aspirations took flight.

At sixteen, Timbo began singing and by age twenty, he began playing the guitar and performing in a serious way, inspired by artists Bill Withers, James Taylor and Tim Miner. By 2005, after cutting his independently released album Soul Sessions, Timbo was successfully touring across the U.S. on an almost non-stop small venue circuit, building a loyal fanbase from coast to coast. Today, Timbo is gearing up to release his EP, Lovers and Fools, with themes of love, loss and letting go. “My upcoming album came from my hardest relationship process, and it came about as a result of handling my grief,” Timbo says of the record. “I recorded this album in Chicago, LA, and Nashville. This musical experience was like a coming of age. This album gave me the freedom to authentically be me,” he continues.

Timbo’s country roots sound incorporates equal measures of vintage soul, gospel, folk, R&B and even modern blues making for a unique experience that some have described as “transparent soul.” From grieving the loss of a great love in the album title track “Lovers and Fools” to touching on the heavy topic of being a Black man in today’s political climate in “Loves Not Supposed to Hurt,” and the whimsical take on the fact that life can be lonely as seen in “With A Kiss,” Timbo holds nothing back in his delivery of Lovers and Fools. The 8-track EP will be released in the fall of 2021 on eOne with support from Brooklyn Basement Records.


Let’s get creative! Join artist Andee Rudloff in the live painting of a participatory mural to mark the occasion.

Mural artist Andee Rudloff

Andrea D. Rudloff (Andee) is a consultant, educator and professional artist working primarily in Kentucky and Tennessee. Her goal is to engage community through creative opportunities and she does so frequently through murals, exhibitions, greenway planning and interactive opportunities. Currently, Andee Rudloff consistently works as an independent artist and with Arts for All Kentucky and Gifted Studies at WKU as an artist-in-residence(AIR). She has been a featured part of every single Idea Festival Bowling Green with WKU’s Gifted Studies. Rudloff serves on the Kentucky Arts Council Board and was appointed by three Kentucky Governors to serve beginning in 2011 and reappointed for three year terms sequentially. She is on the board of trustees for the Tanne Foundation based in Boston, MA, which provides support to individual artists in need.

Andee Rudloff served as the guest curator for SKyPAC, Scholastic Art & Writing, and the National Corvette Museum’s first art exhibition titled Car Part Art. She was a featured artist at ArtPrize 8 in Grand Rapids, MI, and served as a Kentucky AIR for Timeslips with MacArthur Fellowship recipient Anne Basting based in Milwaukie, WI. She successfully designed and launched all education, engagement, internship and visual art programming for the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC). In 2013, the Kentucky Art Education Association named Rudloff Museum Educator of the Year. She served as the community relations manager, educator and curator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN. Rudloff was the curator of the Nashville International Airport’s Arts at the Airport Foundation designing new spaces and organizing exhibitions and performances during a multi-million dollar renovation.She has served as the curator for Curb Records’ Johnny Cash Collection, facilitator of the At Home Project with Judy Chicago at WKU, as well numerous other curatorial and teaching positions. She was awarded Best Community Art Energizer by the Nashville Scene. She has served as a consultant on countless public art and community art projects. Andee Rudloff has been a featured community art presenter at the National Art Education Association annual conference, TeachMeet, Ambition Fest and as well as artist-in-residence at several public and private schools. She received the 2010 ADAM Award for Outstanding Achievement and Support for Kids on the Block in Middle Tennessee. Andee Rudloff has more than 25 years of experience as a consultant, art administrator, curator and professional artist including murals and exhibitions in Tennessee, Kentucky; Magdeburg, Germany; New York, N.Y.; Taipei, Taiwan; and other national and international exchanges.


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Health & Safety Protocols

All artists, staff members, volunteers, and attendees must provide the following at the door:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination; (Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination may be satisfied by presenting an original or photograph of a COVID-19 vaccination card, and the name on the participant’s vaccination card must match the participant’s government-issued ID presented at the event. Must be 14 days after the final dose, which shall be no later than September 18, 2021.)

OR

  • A negative COVID-19 test from a recognized authority dated within 72 hours of the event; (Self-administered, home tests will not be accepted.)

AND

  • Attest that they are symptom-free before entering the building.

All artists, staff members, volunteers, and attendees are required to wear face masks during the event (except when actively eating or drinking), observe proper hygiene, and physically distance where possible. Please note that speakers may remove masks when they are actively speaking on stage.

These health and safety protocols are based on current disease dynamics and CDC best practices. These policies are subject to additions and changes and will be communicated in advance.