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Updated: Aug 26, 2019

Selected artist will design and create an iconic, large-scale artwork that honors the neighborhood and relates to the forthcoming MLS stadium site

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- The Metro Nashville Arts Commission (“Metro Arts”) seeks an artist for the design, fabrication and installation of an iconic, permanent public artwork for The Fairgrounds Nashville. Metro Arts today issued its Call for Artists, outlining goals and objectives for the selected artist, including:

  • Creating a site-specific, permanent artwork of a significant scale that will act as an iconic landmark within the site

  • Honoring the history of The Fairgrounds Nashville property while celebrating the future events and activities planned for the site, such as MLS games and potential mixed-used development

  • Involving the diverse neighboring businesses and residents in the design process

  • Ensuring the public artwork has a strong daytime and nighttime presence

  • Reflecting Metro Arts’ commitment, as outlined in the Public Art Community Investment Plan, to shared civic spaces that are open to everyone and dedicated to the community's vision, identity and purposes

The application period closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.

For more information, including the full Call to Artists and application, visit

About Metro Arts

Metro Arts is the Nashville Office of Arts + Culture. Our mission is to drive a vibrant and equitable community through the arts. Metro Arts strives to ensure that all Nashvillians have access to a creative life, and we work toward this goal through community investments, artist and organizational training, public art and creative placemaking, and direct programs involving residents in all forms of arts and culture. Metro Arts receives operational support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and additional information is available online at

About The Fairgrounds Nashville

The Fairgrounds Nashville is home to the renowned Nashville Flea Market, the historic Fairgrounds Speedway and the Tennessee State Fair. Now undergoing a dramatic transformation, the Fairgrounds will unveil 130,000 square feet of exposition space and over 100,000 square feet of covered outdoor space in early Fall 2019. Along with Fair Park, 22 acres of manicured multi-purpose field

s and a state-of-the-art dog park makes the Fairgrounds a coveted and affordable meeting and event space easily accessible from Interstates 24, 40, and 65.

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