We ART Nashville: Helping Make Nashville Whole Again

First Art Saturday participating galleries in downtown Nashville are launching an arts initiative, We Art Nashville, designed to benefit flood victims through the Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund.

We ART Nashville is scheduled for Friday, May 21, 6-9 pm in the galleries on Fifth Avenue, the galleries in the Arcade, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and the Tennessee Art League. The Downtown Partnership will provide free transportation between all of the participating galleries.

There is no admission fee, but each gallery will have commemorative wristbands available for $10 each, with all proceeds going directly to the Community Foundation Fund. The wristbands will also offer other special benefits at each gallery location.

Notice that this is a Friday night event, not the usual Saturday gallery event. This occasion gives guests the opportunity to view what was on exhibit during the canceled First Art Saturday that was originally scheduled on the weekend of the historic flood. We wanted to distinguish it from a regular First Saturday night opening to emphasize that this is a significant time when Nashville's arts industry can help our fellow Nashville citizens affected by this historic weather catastrophe that has impacted so many lives.

We are all in this together. We look forward to seeing you and doing our part to help make Nashville whole again. We can always rely on the arts to help us make sense of the important things in life.

Connect immediately with We ART Nashville on Facebook and Twitter @weartnashville. You will get regular updates on plans for the event.