The Threads of our History

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States. Tennessee was the deciding vote needed for ratification, and agencies and organizations all over the state are celebrating. At Metro Arts, we're sponsoring two exciting programs: a student contest to design a special edition "I Voted" sticker, and a Citywide Crochet Mural that every Nashvillian can help to create.

With our partners the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville, we've commissioned international fiber artist Olek to design a mural based on a Nashville suffragist. Olek will create a crochet pattern of the mural, comprised of approximately 200 individual squares. 

In spring and summer 2020, novice and experienced crocheters will gather all over Nashville to complete squares and learn from one another. In August, Nashvillians will come together to see the completed mural, learn whose portrait they've helped create, celebrate women's suffrage, and each take pride in their own part in making a piece of Nashville's public art and history.

Get Hooked! Resources for the Crochet Mural

Make a Part of Nashville's Art

Everyone--from beginners to experienced crochet wizards--is welcome to take part in creating this citywide crochet mural.

Join us at one of the free, community crochet programs hosted by our community partners. You don't need experience or materials to participate! Watch this space (and follow us on social media at @MetroArtsNash) for an updated list of crochet programs.

Are you part of an existing crochet group who would like to work on the mural? Contact Anne-Leslie.Owens for more information.

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