First GQ called us ‘Nowville,’ then Conde Naste Traveler listed us as a ‘must-visit city.’ Soon after, The New York Times hopped on board, dubbing Nashville the nation’s newest “It City.” Not long after those articles had been published did Nashville make Huffington Post’s list of 20 cities that are ‘must-visits’ in your 20s. These days, Nashville is no stranger to receiving glowing reviews in big time publications. No longer just ‘Music City,’ in more recent times, people are beginning to understand something we have long know about this place we call home: that it is overall just a really cool, unique and awesome place to be.
Join us in our Nashville: The ‘It’ City blog series as we give our top 10 reasons that Nashville is indeed the ‘it’ city that many have dubbed it. This week is week one of our new series! Read on for the first of our 10 reasons that we love Nashville.
How do we love Nashville? Let us count the ways…
Reason #8: The Art and Culture Scene
Nashville has always been known for its music scene but the city also features an incredible art and culture scene. With the Frist Museum conveniently located downtown, the Nashville Children’s Theatre, and being famous for hatch show prints, the art scene is on the rise. Homes.com even listed Nashville as the #8 out of the Top 10 Culture Cities.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is an art museum in Nashville, Tennessee, housed in the city’s historic U.S. Post Office building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Frist opened in April 2001, and since that time has hosted a spectacular array of art from the region, the country, and around the world. It has become a magnet for Nashville’s rapidly expanding visual arts scene, with an exhibitions schedule that has new art flowing through the magnificent Art Deco building every 6 to 8 weeks.
In 1931 Nashville Children’s Theatre was formed by the Junior League of Nashville as an amateur theatre. It is the oldest professional children’s theatre company in America and also Tennessee’s only professional, non-profit theatre dedicated exclusively to kids and families.
If you follow art and culture of the American South, you’ve probably seen the “look” of Hatch Show Print. One of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America, Hatch Show Print posters have featured a host of country music performers, ranging from Country Music Hall of Famers Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash to contemporary stars such as Garth Brooks and Wynonna. Hatch originally began in 1979 and is now a division of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Nashville art and culture scene is growing each and every day and the city is doing what it needs to do for that growth. Be on the lookout!
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