Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Chooses 2010 Community Partners

NASHVILLE, TENN. – (November 9, 2009) – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has added three organizations, two Metro Parks and Recreation community centers and two branches of the Nashville Public Library to its growing roster of community partners.

For 2010, the Frist Center has selected Youth Encouragement Services (Y.E.S.), an organization that works with at-risk youth, New Visions, Inc, an organization that works to keep children with their families and out of state custody; and the J.L. Turner Center, a Fifty Forward program designed for active seniors. The Cleveland and Parkwood Community Centers, operated by the Metropolitan Nashville Department of Parks and Recreation and the Metropolitan Nashville Public Library’s Hadley Park and North branches of the also have been named community partners for the coming year.

Community partners receive on-site programs, as well as specialized activities and training for staff members using the Frist Center’s Art Trunks. Special transportation subsidies enable participants in community partner programs to visit the Frist Center to view exhibitions and take part in special tours and activities.

“Our community partnerships offer tremendous mutual benefit,” said Frist Center Director of Education Anne Henderson. “Through these relationships and the work of dedicated staffs at our community partners, we are able to extend the Frist Center’s reach through the county into the hearts of communities. Our goal is to encourage people to see their world in new ways through the arts, and we are grateful for the support of so many people throughout Nashville who help us in such important ways.”

Since opening in 2001, the Frist Center has worked with more than 60 organizations, community centers and branch libraries through the Community Partners program.

Metro Parks and Recreation Department community centers and Nashville Public Library Branches have been involved with the program since its inception. The goal is to work with every Metro Parks and Recreation community center and every branch library in Davidson County by 2012.
The Frist Center Art Trunks program is supported by the Ford Motor Company Fund, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Nashville Rotary Service Trust, the Predators Foundation, Target, the Tennessee Arts Commission and Terrazzo, developed by Crosland.

About the Frist Center
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., is an art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, regional, U.S. and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions. The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Gallery admission to the Frist Center is free for visitors 18 and under and to Frist Center members. Beginning Jan. 2, 2010, Frist Center admission is $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and military and college students with ID. Thursday and Friday evenings, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., admission is free for college students with a valid college ID (Some specially-ticketed exhibitions may be excluded). Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling (615) 744-3246. The Frist Center is open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the Café opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling (615) 244-3340 or by visiting our Web site at


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