It’s no surprise to find that Nashville’s artistic inclinations extend far beyond the more traditional genres and into the world of fashion, but sometimes it takes a great event to raise awareness. The art2wear events are being staged by the ArtWorks Foundation with two goals: to develop public appreciation for fine crafted clothing, jewelry, and accessories and to create a stronger market for the artists involved. To this end, the talented artists in the art2wear festival are juried through a national arts festival portal. In all, artists from eleven states will be featured with additional consideration shown to artists from the Nashville area.
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   The art2wear Nashville indoor art festival will be staged May 24–26, 2013, at Vanderbilt University’s Commodore Ballroom. The Preview Gala will be Friday, May 24, 5 to 9:30 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, strolling musicians, and the first chance to see and buy the wearable art. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. The Grand Showcases will be Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live demonstrations by the artists, as well as door prizes and more! Tickets are $10.
The Commodore Ballroom is located in the University’s Student Life Center at 310 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240. There is free parking on campus in the main garage (25th Ave. S. and Highland Ave.) and at all campus meters. All proceeds benefit Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Art Studios’ Summer Programs for Children. Advance tickets are available at
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