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Metro Parks' Centennial Art Center - Arts in the Park

Metro Parks: Arts in the Park

June 6, 2016 - August 28, 2016

Art Case, C Waiting Lounge

Metro Parks’ Centennial Art Center is a community learning center and public art gallery nestled within the northeast corner of Nashville’s iconic Centennial Park. The Art Center is a hub for the local artist scene showcasing rotating art exhibits throughout the year. The Centennial Art Center also houses a thriving community art education program offering a variety of classes for Davidson Country residents and beyond including drawing, painting, printmaking, pottery and sculpture – all taught by local artists.

Adjacent to Centennial Art Center is a courtyard containing a beautiful herb garden made possible by a partnership with the Herb Society of Nashville. The herb garden is openfor free self-guided tours and has plenty of outdoor seating for one to enjoy lunch in the garden after touring the art gallery; truly one of Nashville’s best kept secrets.

The facility is a local historical icon because of the significant role it played during the Civil Rights movement in Nashville. The Centennial Park pool was one of many throughout the city that closed during the early 1960s. In 1971, the city reopened and repurposed the site as the Centennial Art Center, a visual art learning center offering popular, affordable, painting and pottery studio classes for all Nashvillians.

Centennial Art Center is open and free to the public 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to