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24 hour saleSave $10 this Saturday by purchasing TWO tickets to our 2014 gala for $50.

One ticket includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets, a silent auction, entertainment from local jazz band The Bill Alexson Trio, and a chance to meet our artists and see + purchase their art.

Mingle with fellow arts lovers and community advocates, as well as Poverty & the Arts staff, board members, volunteers, and artists.



Poverty & the Arts 2014 Annual Gala


Poverty & the Arts 2014 Annual Gala

Poverty & the Arts hosts an annual gala to raise awareness of our mission, as well as donations for our programs and operational funding. The gala features artwork from the artists in our Adopt a Homeless Artist program. Come out for a night of fun in the vibrant Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, where you will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine (2 complimentary drink tickets), a silent auction, and entertainment from local jazz band, The Bill Alexson Trio! Mingle with fellow arts lovers and community advocates, as well as Poverty & the Arts staff, board members, volunteers, and artists. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s gala!


Date: September 20, 2014

Time: 6-8pm

Location: abrasiveMedia | 434 Houston St. Nashville, TN 37203

Ticket Prices: 

Early Bird $25
GA ticket price $30
GA at the door $35
Student/Artist Discount $15


Early bird tickets go on sale August 13th at 10am.

GA Admission begins August 20th at midnight.

We are also offering a student/artist discount that is available by using a .edu email address for students and abusiness email/website for artists/creatives.



Poverty & the Arts Intern Summer 2014

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Julia Namm is a rising senior at Northwestern University where she is on the Acting track in the Theatre program and double majors in Psychology. She is so excited to be spending her summer with Poverty & the Arts as a Northwestern fellow. Julia is a community outreach specialist helping theaters looking to further their civic engagement and philanthropic impacts. She spent the last two years working with Chicago theaters gaining insight into this specialty. She is delighted to have the opportunity to bring this knowledge to Nashville and specifically to Poverty & the Arts where she hopes to expand the Theatre branch of this organization.


Support a local artist AND support Poverty & the Arts

Today is the opening of Beth Inglish‘s “My Story” art exhibit at The Frothy Monkey in Downtown Franklin. The exhibit will run throughout July. We are so honored to partner with such a talented artist. Go check out Beth’s work. A percentage of her proceeds will benefit Poverty & the Arts’ Adopt a Homeless Artist program.

In one trip you can grab a cup of coffee, buy a piece of art, and help a homeless artist!


Beth Inglish Art Exhibit (1)


Nashville Creative Group June Meet Up Music & Art Co-Creation




On June 9th from 6-8pm, the Nashville Creative Group is hosting a co-creating day with music + art to inspire creativity through a process of listening, painting, feeling and seeing to engage in our sense to play. We plan on bringing a few of our artists from our Adopt a Homeless Artist program! Come check it out! MORE INFO.

The Details:

Bring your guitar, bring your drum, bring your voice. We will be hosting a freestyle jam session that welcomes anyone to join in creating that classic Nashville music experience.

While the music is playing, the painters will be painting. BYOB (Bring Your Own Brush) and let’s create by painting the music in a series of steps that will ultimately create a large collaborative art installation piece for the group to exhibit.

Don’t want to paint or play? That’s OK! Just come to watch, network and experience artists stepping into their creative space.

A Special Thanks to…

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Jerry’s Artarama has generously donated all the canvas and paints to help the group get their work and name out there through this unique creating experience. Please feel free to thank them by visiting their WEBSITE, liking their FACEBOOK page, or following them on TWITTER and using the official hashtag #creativenash.