Prompted by our vision of inspiring people through art to look at their world in new ways, the Frist Art Museum invited teens to submit their artwork for this third edition of Teens Take the Frist! The resulting selection features more than 180 artworks in a variety of mediums—including over fifty in this online exhibition—created by emerging artists from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson Counties.

This exhibition, along with other Frist initiatives like Teen ARTlabs and the Teen Arts Action Group, is intended to give individuals ages 13–19 a safe space to express themselves and participate in activities with art professionals. With many students having to adjust to the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, art has become more important than ever as an avenue of communication and connection.

We extend special thanks to our artists and adult mentors for their guidance and enthusiasm in creating nurturing spaces for our youth to grow.

All works © the artist and appear courtesy of the artist.

Our teen programs receive funding from the William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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