As the city approaches its annual budget talks, the city’s leading arts funding agency is asking for more than their usual allotment.
The Metro Nashville Arts Commission is bringing more public art work to the city’s green spaces at the newly established Kossie Gardner Sr. Park on 16th Avenue and Jefferson Street.
The Metro Arts Commission is hoping for a strong turnout this week at a workshop about Nashville’s Civil Rights history. The next piece of public art is meant to honor the lunch counter sit ins of the 60s, and officials say public input is a key piece of getting it right.
The agency behind Nashville’s public art projects hope its fanciful bike racks and statues will soon be marked on Google Maps. Next month, the Metro Arts Commission will ask city leaders for approval to participate in the nationwide effort to include works of art on the online app.
The call has gone out for artists interested in creating a Civil Rights themed piece of public art for downtown Nashville. The competition will be a national one.