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About Metro Arts

Metro Nashville Arts Commission or “Metro Arts” is the office of Arts + Culture for Nashville and Davidson County. We believe that arts drive a more vibrant and equitable community. We strive to ensure that all Nashvillians have access to a creative life through community investments, artist and organizational training, public art and creative placemaking coordination and direct programs that involve residents in all forms of arts and culture.

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​Monthly Meetups with Daniel Singh

Thursday, March 7 (12-1pm, virtual)

Wednesday, March 20th (9:30am-11:00am, in-person, Red Bicycle)

Our monthly coffee gatherings are opportunities for artists and all Nashvillians to come together for meaningful conversations about the arts ecosystem in Nashville and how the arts impact everyone's lives in this city. Come join us and to share your ideas, feedback, projects, or goals as we support each other in making them happen. We look forward to connecting as Metro Arts continues to strive to do better and support Nashville artists and arts organizations each and every day moving forward.​


Learn more on how we are connecting the community with the arts.




The arts are getting cut from state budgets across America. In Tennessee, we are fortunate to have an additional source of funding. The extra revenue we receive from specialty and personalized license plate sales has been key to funding the arts in Tennessee. More than 70% of the money used to fund the 800+ grants from the Tennessee Arts Commission last year was from the sale of these specialty license plates.

Support the Arts with a Specialty License Plate

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