Has anyone noticed all the murals sprouting up around Nashville? Not a week goes by that we don’t discover a new space being prepped for an installation. Nashville has always been a spectacular city but public art is making it truly fabulous! Join us now for a tour through East Nashville’s mural art installations!
This tour is brought to us by our Office Manager, an avid urban walker, who’s evening strolls might last as much as 3 hours and weekend hikes might last 10 miles. She took these pics for us over the weekend on one of her many outings.
East Nashville has been synonymous with the Tomato festival for years and this ode to the Tomato by Eastside Murals feels right at home. In a way, it reminds of us of the famous “We Can Do it!” poster. East Nashville DOES it!
Next on the tour we have a piece located at Five Points. The colors in this one are beautiful and remind us of the resurgence and attitude of East Nashvillians. Again, we can’t help but be reminded of another work of art we’ve seen before…
Doesn’t it have a striking resemblance to the Tiffany Clapp piece we featured in the showroom last year? One of the things we love about art is how it opens our minds and creates connections and gives context to our lives. We are always surprised by what our imaginations come up with when we visit a gallery, museum, or now the streets of Nashville!
This mural by local artists Jake Elliott and Russ Hagan, is in Lockeland Springs, one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city. We love the cranberry red, cream, and grey color combination. The cool tones fit right in. Also notice how cool the logo is for East Nashville, the way they use the AS in both? Very clever.
Check out this mural painted on a fence! You have to love that creativity and art can find a home just about anywhere. “A fly over Tennessee” is also located in Lockeland Springs. Love this collage of ideas and inspiration by Andee Rudloff.
The dense, bold, layered colors remind us of famed muralist / graffiti artist Keith Haring.
Speaking of graffiti, we are trying to distinguish between what is considered graffiti and what is considered mural art. Is the difference simply murals are commissioned and graffiti is uninvited? Or is more a style? These murals at Five Points are created on what seems like temporary walls encasing construction sites though we hope they are here to stay.
Thanks East Nashville for demonstrating your artistic talent and inspiring us all to notice the art around us. We hope this artistic tour will encourage you to get out and walk Nashville’s neighborhoods. Hope to see you around! Get inspired!
Also happening in Nashville right now are two great shows featuring street artists- both locally and internationally known (can you say Bansky?!). Check the websites for Tinney Contemporary and The Rymer Gallery for more info!