Sat, Jul 7. Various locations. Evening hours. Free. Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings on the first Saturday of every month. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. A free shuttle provides transportation among the galleries from 6 pm to 11 pm. See the online map of shuttle route. NOTE: the shuttle route is expanded this month. Listings below include additional information about the openings. Also, this week features an after-party in the Gulch at Velocity's Sales Center.
The Arts Company
Sat, Jul 7. 215 5th Avenue North. 254-2040. 6 - 9 pm. "Deja vu Expo" featuring art, decor, and design from private collections and gallery archives. Also on view, Brother Mel's 8th annual artistic pilgrimage "From Chartres to Nashville: 1957 - 2007." Exhibits on display through July 27.
Sat, Jul 7. 83 Arcade. 251-1616. 6 - 9 pm. "View from the Stage" features works in charcoal by Maggie Evans. "Bound: Recent Prints from Five Book Projects" features etchings and block cuts by Nathanial Hester. Exhibits on display through July 27.
Sat, Jul 7. Estel Gallery. 115 8th Avenue North. 251-8997. 6 - 9 pm. "RE-FUSE/REF-USE" features mixed media work by Connie Noyes. Noyes transforms refuse into something useful and unexpected. A portion of sales benefit Project AIDS Orphan.
Sat, Jul 7. 501 12th Avenue South. 5 - 8 pm. 734-1900. Works by Myles Maillie, Rob Hendon, Jack Isenhour, Bibi Biblet, Bruce Peebles, Doug Schatz, Colleen Wandel and NY artist Zaria Forman. The shuttle goes to the Gulch this month.
Sat, Jul 7. SQFT. 61 Arcade. 6 - 9 pm. The gallery presents "New Works by Rachel Salomon" featuring etchings, paintings, and a wallpaper installation by the New York-based artist. Exhibit on display through July 27.
TAG art gallery
Sat, Jul 7. 255-7816. 6 - 9 pm. TAG celebrates seven years in business with "Lucky 7." The exhibit features works of seven Nashville artists: Erin Anfinson, Nicole Pietrantoni, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Anna Jaap, Mary Sue Kern, Jodi Hays and Lisa Norris.
Take 121 Arts
Sat, Jul 7. 121 3rd Avenue South. 244-4642. 6 - 9 pm. "Palen" works by local artist, Mark Palen, who has just returned from Switzerland. Exhibit on display through August 1.
Tennessee Art League
Sat, Jul 7. 808 Broadway. 736-5000. 6 - 9 pm. "Solo Exhibit by Patrician Green" and "PASSAGES" by Pam Tyson. Green's works are on display through August 30. "PASSAGES" runs through July 31.
Twist Art Gallery
Sat, Jul 7. 73 Arcade. 888-535-5286. 6 - 9 pm. "Twins" an installation by Kristina Arnold. Exhibit on display through July 28.
Dunn Bros. Live Music
Sat, Jul 7. 401 Church Street. 252-2567. Open until 10 pm. Live music by the Tom Yarbrough Band featuring Stacy Lantz singer/songwriter. The walls of the shop are lined with paintings, portraits and photographs. New art show debuts on Saturday, "Color of Abstract" featuring works by Edie Maney, Jan Batts, and Keith Harmon.
The Lost Boys Foundation
Sat, Jul 7. 535 4th Ave South. 256-8302. 6 - 9 pm. Current collection features works by The Lost Boys of Sudan. Their work showcases their childhood memories of Africa and their plight of survival. Includes paintings, 3D mixed media, and ceramics. Shuttle does not stop at this gallery. However, there is plenty of parking on the street and in adjacent surface lots.
Art Crawl "After Party" at the Velocity Sales CenterSat, Jul 7. 300 11th Avenue South. 8:30 - 10:30 pm. 770-2775. After visiting all of the galleries on the Art Crawl, swing by the Velocity Sales Center for the special "after party" this month. Complimentary wine and beer, plus truffles from Chef's Market. Tours of the furnished, ultra modern Velocity model. The shuttle goes to the Gulch this month!