Nashville is a city that is renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene. From the Country Music Museum and Hall of Fame to the Frist Museum of Art and the Ryman Auditorium, there are plenty of attractions to explore. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in the city's burgeoning art scene or take a tour of some of the most iconic venues, Nashville has something for everyone. The Frist Museum of Art is housed in a beautiful art deco building that was originally the city's main post office.
It doesn't have any permanent collections, but instead offers an ever-changing program of exhibitions. In addition to this, there are dozens of other galleries scattered around the city that art lovers will want to explore. The Belle Meade Plantation is another must-see attraction. Once located in the countryside, it is now situated right in the heart of the city on the Belmont University campus.
It was once home to Nashville's wealthiest family and the largest thoroughbred horse farm in the U. S., and hosted celebrities, presidents and countless notable people at its peak. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is another great place to visit. It offers a full list of Broadway plays and musicals each year, along with other traveling productions, and is home to the Nashville Ballet, the Nashville Opera and the Nashville Repertory Theater.
If you're looking for something a bit different, why not take part in the Tennessee Whiskey Trail? This four-day event will take place from May 18th to 20th and will include a blending your own bottle experience at Pennington Distilling Company, a barbecue party at Jack Daniel's in Lynchburg, a day of tastings at the Ascend Amphitheater in honor of Tennessee International Whiskey Day and the Women in Whiskey brunch on Sunday. Olive and Sinclair is another great place to visit if you're looking for something unique. Located in a 19th-century building in east Nashville, it is the city's leading chocolate manufacturer. The Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is also worth visiting.
Its art galleries display some of the 7,000 works in its permanent collection, which include sculptures, paintings and artifacts from around the world, as well as temporary exhibitions. If you're looking for something even more unique, why not check out some of Nashville's street art? Many cities that pioneered street art such as Bristol (England) have a culture whose beginnings with graffiti were driven by an enraged youth counterculture. In Nashville, you can find street art at The Gulch, 12South, the Elliston Place garage and the former Van Helten industrial center. The 5th Avenue of the Arts also hosts a free event every year with more than 20 venues participating. These include CHAUVET Arts, Tinney Contemporary, Rymer Gallery and a group of galleries located in The Arcade. Finally, don't miss out on checking out some of East Nashville's street art either. There's a new mural above that you won't want to miss out on seeing!.