Top 10 Art Galleries In Nashville

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25 January 2017

Creative minds in Nashville aren’t just musically inclined; there is a booming art scene full of talented folks, too. From contemporary paintings to 19th-century sculptures, these 10 art galleries pay homage to the vast skills of local and international artists esteemed by the Nashville art community.

The Rymer Gallery

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With 3,000 square feet of space, The Rymer Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in Nashville’s art district, Fifth Avenue of the Arts. The gallery is dedicated to showcasing art in many different forms, including paintings, sculptures, and statues. In cooperation with The Nashville Art Crawl, The Rymer Gallery hosts as many as 2,500 guests on the first Saturday of every month, when art collectors gather to admire the works curated for the district’s galleries. The free event displays the work of local and world-renowned artists, offering guests the chance to learn more about the Nashville art scene.


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Janice Zeitlin opened Zeitgeist in 1994, and it’s been an active part of the Nashville art scene ever since. The gallery showcases works of both new and established artists. The many featured exhibits at Zeitgeist present works of art that are unique, colorful, and have a story to tell. Zeitgeist is a participant of the First Saturday Art Crawl, a monthly event where you can experience a more intimate review of the art found at Zeitgeist.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

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Since 2001, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts has been proudly showcasing works of visual art. New pieces come through the gallery every six to eight weeks, ensuring that those interested in supporting the Nashville art community are regularly exposed to something fresh. In addition to the various exhibits, the Frist Center also has the Martin ArtQuest Gallery, an interactive art area geared toward children.

Cumberland Gallery

With a focus on Tennesseean and Southeastern artists, Cumberland Gallery represents works that include paintings, photography, sculptures, and works on paper. Since 1980, the gallery has welcomed both emerging and established artists.

Cumberland Gallery, 4107 Hillsboro Cir, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 297 0296

Stanford Fine Art

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At Stanford Fine Art, you’ll find both American and European works of fine art that date back to the 19th century and through the present day. The diverse selection of art includes paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, and clients who work with Stanford Fine Art hail from all across the world. Several museums have acquired works of art that were formerly housed by Stanford Fine Art, including the Tennessee State Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Bennett Galleries

For nearly 40 years, Bennett Galleries has been housing contemporary fine art paintings and sculptures by artists of every experience level. Art lovers will find an evolving collection of abstract, figurative, and landscape works by local, regional, and international artists. In addition to those works, the gallery does custom archival picture framing and has a selection of ready-made frames available.

Bennett Galleries, 2104 Crestmoor Rd, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 297 3201

We have lovely new scroll works in the gallery by Karen Laborde. They're beautiful both individually or as a set. Scroll III #8 – Sister 24" x 24"

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Sarratt Gallery

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Located in the main lobby of the Sarratt Student Center at Vanderbilt University is the Sarratt Gallery. The two-story space hosts free events sponsored by the Sarratt Visual Art Committee. Works by local and international artists in different media forms are showcased at the gallery, which hosts a Holiday Arts Festival in December every year.

The Arts Company

The Arts Company, part of the creative Fifth Avenue of the Arts community in Nashville, is over 6,000 square feet of space that hold contemporary works of art best described as eclectic and unique. The gallery shares 12 exhibitions each year that make their debut at First Saturday Art Crawl. Established in 1996, owner Anne Brown strives to make The Arts Company a place that features a diverse collection of visual art.

The Arts Company, 215 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN, USA, +1 615 254 2040

Red Arrow Gallery

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Red Arrow Gallery first set up shop in a building with a 15-foot red arrow sign, inspiring the gallery’s name and logo. With a special emphasis on undiscovered artists, the gallery presents high-caliber exhibits, focusing on contemporary works of art in all media forms. The goal of Red Arrow Gallery is to assist emerging artists in launching their careers and to educate art enthusiasts about new works.

Gallery Luperca

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Strong believers in community and collaboration, the team at Gallery Luperca highlights the Nashville art scene through visual and performance arts. The East Nashville gallery hosts monthly exhibitions that feature emerging artists from the mid-south. In November 2015, Gallery Luperca teamed up with Nashville theater group N&XT with the hopes of building stronger relationships with local and national collaborators.

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