Nashville International Airport truly is a gateway to the city and to Tennessee. As part of this gateway, Arts at the Airport’s goal is to provide a great first impression and positive impact for the arts.
The 2017 Flying Solo Exhibitions are open from March 6 - May 28, 2017 (some continue through August 27, 2017).
- Five Bonnaroo Skylight exhbitions continue through January 2018.
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China Lights-Illuminating the Fairgrounds, that
is “Rising out of the Far East” and making its Tennessee premier at
The Fairgrounds Nashville for 4 weeks beginning May 14, 2017.
Previous host cities include Spokane, New Orleans,
Norfolk, Philadelphia and most recently, Milwaukee. Each
city event was very successful with 100,000+ people attending
the month-long exhibit. Market advertising, promotional and media value
to exceed $250k.
China Lights is an authentic tribute to
the rich Art, Light and Culture of China that has been a part of Lantern
Festivals in China dating back to the Hon Dynasty over 4,000 years ago.
The Illumination Parade begins at 6:15pm each night and will
conclude at the main stage in time for the first performance of the night.
From a three-foot baby panda in Panda World to a three-story Chinese
palace pagoda, 1,000 sculptural components will be created on-site by more than
30 artists from China. Welded metal frames covered in fabric will emerge as
flowers, peacocks, cranes, butterflies, archways—all LED-lit-from-within
lanterns. The nearly 200-foot-long dragon is always a crowd-pleaser.
See China lights in action! (video)