Metro Arts’ vision is that every Nashvillian should have access to a creative life, and few places are more accessible than our city’s public libraries. Launched in summer 2021, the Art WORKS Lending Library is a partnership with Nashville Public Library, established with the goals of expanding access to arts for all Nashvillians while providing direct support to local artists. 

Sixty original artworks from Nashville-area artists are available for anyone with a Nashville Public Library card (link) to check out at NPL’s Madison and Southeast branches. Learn about the collection and artists in our gallery below or on the Nashville Public Library website (link to landing page).