As a part of the Frist Art Museum’s vision to inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways, we held our first open call for artwork by teens earlier this year. The resulting exhibition features over fifty artworks and reproductions created by young artists from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties. In addition, this exhibition showcases a yearlong effort to tackle tough conversations through the Frist outreach program ARTlab, which seeks to connect youth with professional artists in safe and brave spaces for teens to express their observations through art.

Special thanks to our sponsors and our community partners for supporting our youth in these programs:
YMCA Achievers
Metro Parks

Special thanks to our artists and adult mentors for their guidance and enthusiasm for creating nurturing spaces for our youth to grow:
Allison Ashford
Joseph Clark
Jeremy Cowart
Lesa Dowdy
Mirrah Johnson
Joshua Love
Alex Macias
Colleen McClintock
Marissa Miciotto
Manuel Robles
Niq Tognoni
Christi Underdown-DuBois
Abby Whisenant

The Frist Art Museum’s Community Partner programs are sponsored by the William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts and the Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for Fine and Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Exhibition gallery

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