Seventeen years ago, Anne Brown’s The Arts Company opened its doors, making it the first gallery on Fifth Avenue North. Since then, the street has expanded to encompass a vibrant art community. This Saturday marks the seventh year that 5th Avenue of the Arts will host the First Saturday Art Crawl. Pioneered by Anne Brown and Susan Tinney, this event has been integral in engaging the community and facilitating Nashville’s growing art scene. First Saturday Art Crawl continues to offer more artistic experiences and venues participating, including The Arts Company, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, The Rymer Gallery, Tennessee Art League, Tinney Contemporary, Art at the Arcade, Puckett’s Restaurant, among other major institutions. The Art Crawl, free and open to the public, welcomes 1,500+ visitors each month, retaining its position as an enduring thread in Nashville’s cultural fabric.
Coincidentally, this Saturday also marks our gallery’s seventh consecutive year of operation. With origins as a space for outsider art, Tinney Contemporary has undergone an astonishing metamorphosis. Now boasting a collection of national and international cutting-edge artwork, Tinney Contemporary maintains a prominent position in the Southeastern region.
Here’s to seven wonderful years with many more to follow!
A special Anniversary event will be held during First Saturday Art Crawl on August 3, 4PM to 9PM.