OFF The Wall Turns Bare Blocks On Charlotte Into An Outdoor Nashville Art Gallery

Dated: 02/01/2016

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by TJ Anderson

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Coming soon to the Charlotte corridor in West Nashville: A new contemporary art gallery with some of the highest ceilings and largest expanse of wall space you’ve ever seen.

Dreamed up by artist Tinsley Anne Dempsey of Color Theory Studios, OFF the Wall will be Nashville’s first street art gallery — i.e. an open-air art exhibition, city beautification project and community collaboration, all rolled into one.

Specifically, Dempsey and the project’s advisory committee — which encompasses a broad mix of Nashville art scene professionals, including Nashville Arts magazine editor Paul Polycarpou, Metro Nashville Arts Commission’s Caroline Vincent and Casey Summar of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville — are presiding over a 1000-foot span of wall on Charlotte between 18th and 31st, and turning it into canvas, inviting local and non-local artists to submit plans for 50- to 100-foot sections of wall.

It’s a fittingly creative approach to… let’s call it adaptive reuse: What began as the bare block wall of a storage facility becomes something beautiful and beneficial.

The core intent is to bring more art to public spaces in Nashville, but the complementary benefits are many — OFF the Wall will beautify a rapidly growing part of the city, spotlight a huge mix of contemporary artists and inject more energy into Nashville’s urban art landscape. All around, a beautiful undertaking.

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Work began last spring, with Nashville artist Seth Prestwood contributing the kickoff panel, pictured above. Lots of fundraising, sponsorship-wrangling and planning followed, and things are moving along — today (February 1) was the deadline for spring panel selection, so the visions for more panels are getting chosen, and additions are being organized and planned as we speak.

Chosen artists get a stipend, and encouragement to bring their vision to life. The rest of us get something beautiful to admire (and West Nashvillians, in particular, get something fresh to brag about).

To learn more and keep up as the project grows: Check out OFF the Wall’s website, and OFF the Wall’s Facebook page.

If this creative addition to the Charlotte corridor is sealing your desire to look for a new home West Nashville, give me a call or send me an email — I’d be glad to help you explore!

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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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