The First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown takes place on Saturday, February 1, from 6 until 9 p.m. with more than 20 downtown art venues participating. The Arts Company will exhibit selections from the archives mixed with new work to come later this year, which includes an eclectic mix of photography, painting, and sculpture from new and continuing artists.
The Rymer Gallery will host a reception for the new exhibit From Here To There featuring new paintings by Trevor Mikula. Tinney Contemporary will open Luminous – The Encaustic Work of Tom Brydelsky in the front gallery and works by Kathryn Dettwiller in the rear gallery. Gallery One will present Red by Toni Swarthout.
Tennessee Art League will feature guest artist Connie Valedòn. WAG, in the Arcade, will exhibit Staying the Course, recent lithographs by Watkins students working with noted printmaker Brady Haston, assistant professor of fine art. Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery will show historic restrikes of original posters from the Hatch collection and Master Printer Jim Sherraden’s monoprints, contemporary interpretations of classic wood blocks of Hatch Show Print including the EXCLAMATION, made with blocks from circa 1885.
Arts & Music @ Wedgewood/Houston will take place from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 1. Fort Houston will present a print show featuring work from Grand Palace, Boss Construction, and Kangaroo Press. 444 Humphreys, formerly Cleft Studios, will host a pop-up for Nashville-based editor and video artist Zack Hall showcasing two of his video art pieces. Zeitgeist will exhibit a group show featuring Terry Rowlett’s Nomads and Outsiders, Megan Lightell’s Private Landscapes, and photographs from Peter Alan Monroe’s Coney Island series.
The Franklin Art Scene takes place on Friday, February 7, from 6 until 9 p.m. in historic downtown Franklin where a $5 ticket gives you unlimited access to trolleys that circulate to over 30 galleries and studios. Jack Yacoubian Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery will exhibit sculptural work by Donna Blackard, who carefully selects discarded items to create a story. Gallery 202 will showcase the work of gallery artists William Buffett and Brenda Buffett. O’More College of Design will present the oil paintings of recent graduate Mickenzie Smith. The Savory Spice Shop will feature a series of new work by Sketch Bourque.
On Thursday, February 20, at 7 p.m. UnBound Arts will host Third Thursdays at The Building with a film premier of East Side of the River. The documentary film project by Ron Coons is a story about the neighborhood, the musicians who live there, and the community of East Nashville.