There are more paintings than furniture in Omari Booker’s studio in Nashville. His works are bursting with color, illuminating images of family and Black men. One painting, “The Black Bird,” captures his time in prison.
An affordable housing development in North Nashville opened more units, with a focus on the arts. The development at 26th Avenue North and Clarksville Highway includes 43 apartments set aside for working artists. They’re among 168 apartments that are eventually planned for what’s envisioned as a multi-generational, arts-inspired community.