Have you noticed stick figures printed in downtown Nashville crosswalks? Curious Nashville finds there’s an anonymous artist who makes them.
Listen / A recent Metro audit has discovered that Nashville has been underfunding its public art program. To make up for it, Metro Arts will soon receive a back payment that can be put toward new sculptures and other large-scale installations.
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.