A space for everyone!

The Martin ArtQuest® Gallery is the Frist Art Museum’s interactive artmaking gallery where guests of all ages get creative with activities that delight and inspire. This award-winning space in Nashville’s premier destination for interactive art experiences—and with good reason.

In ArtQuest, accessible art-making stations—where visitors can draw, animate, make prints, paint, and more—help people of all ages discover their unique talents and voices, celebrate their creative energy, and just have fun!

ArtQuest activities change three times a year to coincide with one of our current exhibitions. At this time, we are featuring activities inspired by Southern/Modern. Use oil pastels and scratch tools to create dimensional drawings, sketch a Southern-inspired still life, create a group weaving project, design colorful abstract art, and more!

Know before you go

  • ArtQuest is open the same hours as the museum.
  • A visit to ArtQuest is included with museum admission (visitors ages 18 and younger always receive free admission!)
  • ArtQuest is designed for individuals and families. However, we welcome group visits to ArtQuest by advance reservation only; availability is limited. For more information, visit our group tours page.
  • ArtQuest welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. Staff members are available to assist with accommodations. For more information, visit our accessibility page.
  • For tips on visiting the museum with your family, see our visitors with children page.


ArtQuest: Art is All Around You
Videos and Art Activities

Explore ArtQuest’s concepts wherever you are through ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You, short videos that highlight art ideas and fun family activities, produced in partnership with Nashville Public Television.



Use #FristArtQuest to share your ArtQuest artwork with us online!

#FristArtQuest activities change three times a year to coincide with one of our current exhibitions. At this time, we are featuring activities inspired by SOUTHERN/MODERN. Use oil pastels and scratch tools to create dimensional drawings, sketch a Southern-inspired still life, create a group weaving project, design colorful abstract art, and more! ...

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The journey of a young artist is a masterpiece in the making 🎨 #FristArtQuest #creativityunleashed ...

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Join us today, February 11, for #FristFamilySunday!
🎨 1:45 p.m. - A Family Tour
🎨 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - A Multisensory Exploration Station
🎨 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. - SOUTHERN/MODERN Drop-in ARTlab
Explore SOUTHERN/MODERN art-making stations in #FristArtQuest throughout the day!
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fristartmuseum #artquest #fristartquest Adults can have fun too!❤️❤️❤️ ...

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❤️ Let Us Help Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Special! ❤️
A heartfelt message crafted in #FristArtQuest at our watercolor, printmaking, or oil pastel station will make a lasting impression for your sweetheart, classmates, family, and friends! #ValentinesDay2024
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This is your friendly reminder that college students (w/ID) receive #freeadmission on Thursdays from 5:00–8:00 p.m. #thingstodoNashville #collegestudents ...

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Woke up this morning and asked The Boy to name 5 prominent figures in Black History. The joker only named 3. Now, after our visit to the fristartmuseum to see the exhibits from latoyamhobbs and sicassodelic, he has more names to add to the list!.
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#FristArtQuest
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#FristArtQuest is designed for individuals and families. This award-winning space is Nashville’s premier destination for interactive art experiences. Make a plan to draw, animate, make prints, and paint with us soon! ...

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We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and look forward to seeing you in #FristArtQuest very soon! ...

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The Frist loves families! Today, November 12, join us for #FristFamilySunday and enjoy:
🎨 Family Movie Matinee: Home, 1:30–3:00 p.m.
🎨 A Family Tour, 1:45 p.m.
🎨 A Multisensory Exploration Station, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
🎨 The interactive #FristArtQuest is open ALL DAY!
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Through January 15, 2024, enjoy special activities inspired by the #FristMultiplicity exhibition in #FristArtQuest. Explore themes of identity and self-expression through a variety of activities including collage, weaving, animation, printmaking, and drawing #collageart #artedu ...

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The Beatrix Potter exhibition and fristartmuseum inspired me to start practicing illustration! And their #fristartquest room is sooooooo cool! ...

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✨ THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10✨
Join us for Family Sunday!

🐰 1:30–3:30 p.m.: FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE: PETER RABBIT (2018)
🐰 A Family Tour begins at 1:45 p.m.
🐰 A Multisensory Exploration Station is available in the Upper-Level Galleries from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
🐰 The interactive Martin ArtQuest Gallery is open every Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Explore art-making stations relating to the exhibition BEATRIX POTTER: DRAWN TO NATURE!

Learn more at FristArtMuseum.org
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Volunteer in ArtQuest!

The ArtQuest team is always looking for helpful hands and smiling faces!


The Frist Art Museum welcomes gifts of any amount to support the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. Thank you! 


Benefactors

The Frist Art Museum is deeply grateful to our generous Martin ArtQuest Gallery Benefactors:

  • Ellen H. Martin, Charles N. Martin, and the Martin Foundation
  • The Cal Turner Family Foundation
  • The William Stamps Farish Fund


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