Evening // First Saturday Gallery Crawl
Explore a burgeoning art scene the first Saturday evening of the month in the 11 galleries and studios in Nashville’s 100-year-old glass-roofed shopping Arcade.
Photo by Beth Gilmore
Lunch // Prime 108
Steaks and seafood taste better when surrounded by stained glass windows from 1900 and hand-blown Italian glass chandeliers. Don’t miss the Jack Nicholson portrait by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood in the adjoining Prime Lounge.
Afternoon // Cheekwood
Catch the end of the Chihuly at Cheekwood exhibit to see fantastical glass sculptures in the botanic gardens. From Wednesday to Friday the sculptures are illuminated at night until 10 p.m. for an otherworldly effect.
Morning // The Frist Center
Start your day with Cézanne, Monet, Renoir and other major artists at The Frist Center. The 1930s art deco building—once Nashville’s main post office—is itself a work of art.
Photo by Hervé Lewandowski (Claude Monet. Les barques Régates á Argenteuil, 1874, Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 38 3/8 in)
Where to Stay // The Hutton Hotel
The stylish and eco-friendly Hutton
nabbed a spot on Condé Nast Traveler
’s exclusive 2010 Hot List the year after it opened, and it has a history of supporting local artists with scholarships and exhibitions.