Weekend Arts Preview 7/17-7/19

Have you heard? Chihuly is coming to Cheekwood! An exhibit featuring the work of one of the world’s most acclaimed glass artists begins Saturday. On display throughout the gardens, it’s a perfect way to maintain social distancing while enjoying world-class art. But that’s not all! Kindling Arts Festival, a fiscally sponsored project of the Arts & Business Council, is hosting a new work titled Sweet Relief: Dances for the Wash Room online and OZ Arts Nashville + The Porch Writer’s Collective are premiering a video of writers responding to this year’s season at OZ Arts. Did we mention that teens are taking over the Frist Art Museum too? It’s a jam-packed time to enjoy the arts and uplift your creative spirit!

Image credit: Courtesy of Chihuly, Cheekwood

Don’t miss our next webinar, Cutting Through the Uncertainty with Strong Brand Messaging, on July 22!

OZ Arts Nashville + The Porch Writers’ Collective

Art Wire: Writers Respond to a Year at OZ Arts (virtual)
July 16


Chihuly at Cheekwood (in-person)
July 18, 2020–January 10, 2021

Chihuly Nights (in-person)
Thursdays – Sundays from 5 PM – 10 PM.

En Plein Air
July 18–September 20

Kindling Arts Festival

Sweet Relief: Dances for the Wash Room (virtual)
July 17

Frist Art Museum – Reopening information

Conversation: “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” with Dr. Matthew Phelps (virtual)
July 16

Jazz on the Move Redux (virtual)
July 19, 3:00 p.m.

J.M.W Turner: Quest for the Sublime (in-person)
Open through September 7

Teens Take the Frist (virtual)
Open through September 13, 2020

Jitish Kallat: Return to Sender (in-person)
Open through October 12

Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange (in-person)
Open through October 12

The Nashville Flood: Ten Years Later (in-person)
Open through January 3, 2021

Online Exhibition: We Count: First-Time Voters (virtual) (In-person opening Jully 21)
Open through January 3, 2021

Terry Adkins: Our Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar (in-person)
Open through January 10, 2021

Belcourt Theater

Beats (virtual)
Available July 17

Denise Ho: Becoming the Song (virtual)
Available July 17

Nashville Symphony – All concerts postponed until July 31, 2021.

Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, 5th mvt – Nashville Symphony Musicians(virtual)
Available now

Glen Wanner, Ann Richards & Marcus Wanner – Rhumboid (virtual)
Available now

The Porch

Online Writing Workshops (virtual)

David Lusk Gallery

Tactile Response (in-person)
Ongoing through July 31


Defining Space – Group Show (virtual and in-person by appointment)

Paper Rocketpop – Alex Blau (virtual and in-person by appointment)

LeQuire Gallery

Beauty As I See It, Portraits by Photographer Dean Dixon (in-person)
Ongoing through July 18

New Portrait Series by Lori Putnam (in-person)
Ongoing through July 18

Red Arrow Gallery – By Appointment Weekdays & Weekends

Opening August 1

Channel to Channel

Kayla Rumpp – Betula (in-person)
Ongoing through July 25

Julia Martin Gallery

Mark Mulroney: Family Values (in-person)
August 1 – Sept 26

Chauvet Arts

Edible Dramas: Indulgent Art to Expose the Human Appetite (in-person by appointment)

Poverty and the Arts (POVA)

Online Art Gallery (virtual)
Available now

Metro Arts Thrive Projects

Stephcynie Curry’s original songs “Bright Side” and “Rise Up,” inspired by the Nashville community’s post-tornado resilience (virtual)
Available now

Preparing for a Socially Improved Future,” Isle of Printing’s postcard project to connect folks offline (via mail)
Available now

Taria Person’s “Storm: a Hip-Hop Exploration of the Tornadoes of 2020,” inspired by the life of the artist’s grandmother (virtual)
Available now

The MuMu Memoirs, an original social distanced theater experience from Bel Stuart of Poppy and Pimento, inspired and portrayed by the women of Nashville (virtual)
Available now

Learn about these projects and others from the April 2020 round of THRIVE funding at MetroArtsNashville.com/thrive

Tennessee State Museum – Open to visitors beginning July 1

Junior Curators Live (virtual)
July 17

Tennessee Storytime (virtual)
July 17

Know something we missed? Let us know at info@abcnashville.org