During the April First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown Nashville, The Arts Company “Partners In Art” with Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) for the eighth year to present the Annual Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) Official Preview. A Red Carpet experience will welcome crawlers to the festival’s 45th birthday celebration and VIP experience in the gallery’s Avant-Garage showcasing the ultimate sneak peek film experience. Walk into the collaborative world of art & film, including meeting Film Festival artistic personnel, hearing about this year’s exciting offerings, as well as viewing compelling trailers on the big screen of coming attractions at this year’s festival. In addition, there will be photo opportunities, popcorn and refreshments, and more interactive surprise experiences. The 2014 Nashville Film Festival takes place a couple of weeks later, April 17-26, at the Regal Green Hills Cinema in Nashville, along with various downtown events throughout the weeklong event.
For eight years, The Arts Company and Nashville Film Festival have partnered to preview the upcoming prestigious film festival. As partners in art, they collaborate to design and unveil commemorative film posters, screen special highlights of the festival (past and present), offer interactive environments, and create distinctive art exhibitions focusing on the art of film. “We are very excited to host the film festival folks and celebrate their 45th Anniversary,” states Anne Brown, owner of The Arts Company. “The visual arts and the art of motion pictures merge for one evening to show how artistic and cinematic organizations can collaborate to offer an original Nashville experience.”
The Arts Company is a primary arts destination in Downtown Nashville—since 1996--representing artwork by artists from emerging to legendary, in photography, painting, and sculpture. Presenting 12 exhibitions each year; collaboration with other galleries statewide; partnering with 5th Avenue of the Arts District to produce the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown; and specializing in full-service artistic resources for businesses and individuals.
First Saturday Art Crawl, presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts, is a monthly visual arts event occurring in the historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. On the first Saturday of every month, an alliance of art galleries and museums collectively invite the public to explore the vibrant Nashville downtown art scene. Presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, gallery participants offer rare opportunities to meet and have conversations with the artists and to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. Admission free. First Saturday Art Crawl has approximately 2,000 attendees each month, bringing more attention and recognition to the emerging visual arts scene in Nashville.