Friday, May 3
Presented by the Downtown Franklin Association, the Franklin Art Scene, from 6 until 9 p.m., includes 30-plus free locations for enjoying art. Jack Yacoubian Jewelers will host revered artist Paul Harmon,
who will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book, Paul Harmon: Crossing Borders. Gallery 202 will feature abstract painter Julie Harvey. At Frothy Monkey see Fire by Jennifer Ives and photographs by Nashville native Warren May.
Bob Parks Realty will exhibit the work of Shirley A. Barker, known in the arts community as an instructor in the Japanese art of manga. For more information on the Franklin Art Scene, visit franklinartscene.
FAM at the Factory in Franklin, from 6 until 9 p.m., is all about food, art, music, and fun. This month will include Latin music with salsa dance teachers upstairs in Imagine gallery + academy and on Artist Row. Imagine will also feature the Women Painters of the Southeast 2013 Exhibition.
Saturday, May 4
From 6 until 9 p.m., 5th Avenue of the Arts and the Arcade will offer a profusion of openings and exhibits. The Rymer Gallery will present emerging artists Carly Witmer and Will Penny in Prismatic. The Arts Company will open two new exhibits: Personal Geometries: Sculpture and Paintings, a new series by Brad Wreyford, and The Art of Fashion. (See our spotlight on The Art of Fashion on page 12.) Tinney Contemporary will continue their exhibition of new works by Anna Jaap in the front gallery and Carla Ciuffo in the rear gallery.
Craig Brabson Fine Art Photography will exhibit his traditional “Wet Prints,” photographic works of art printed on archival Cibachrome paper. Picture This on 5th will display the winning works from students of Kathy Chester Studio’s 2013 Student Art Show. Gallery of Andy Anh Ha will show new and existing pieces from his large body of award-winning work.
Saturday, May 4
Thirteen locations in the heart of Donelson will participate in the semi-annual Donelson Art Crawl, from 6 until 10p.m.
Enjoy a variety of artists and artisans, including Duane Chambers, Mary Crow, David McCullars, Raul Morales, Michael Kavanaugh and many more. Free shuttles will make continuous loops to all locations. In lieu of admission, donations will be collected for the art departments of Donelson and Metro Public Schools. For more information, visit donelsonartcrawl.
Saturday, May 11
Check out Second Saturday at Five Points in East Nashville, from 6 until 9:30 p.m., for fine art, antiques, books, new and vintage clothing, carefully curated gifts and artisan wares. Bryant Gallery will host a group show including Donna Rizzo. Art & Invention will showcase paintings by Elizabeth Foster.