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If you would like to help make this space a reality, please email NashvilleOutdoorArtistMarket@gmail.com and let me know how you would like to help. Parties interested in voicing your support and/or hearing about our progress, please like and follow us on facebook at Nashville Outdoor Artist Market. Once we have a space, a call for artists will be broadcast. WE

Compare this to the cost in New Orleans where for $175/year you have a plein-air art “studio,” business “storefront” and vendor permit all paid for an entire year in a spot that is dedicated to the artists 365 days a year. There is steady foot traffic, and you can show and sell as much as you want, taking home 100 percent of proceeds. It’s very freeing. True, there are some artists who won’t want to go make or sell their art outdoors, but it should be an option for those who would. It seems to me that Nashville artists, and the city itself, would benefit greatly from bringing a Jackson Square type of low-overhead outdoor artist market to Nashville. Senator Steve Dickerson, of the Tennessee General Assembly, supports the arts and is on board — making some inquiries to try to help us get a location. Metro Parks also agreed that we should have a place for visual artists or a place they could share with musicians. Unfortunately, some parks are controlled by the city and some by the state, and many are already designated for other purposes or as rental spaces. Although we are in discussion, it can take a while to sort out park options and restrictions. Visual artists need a larger space than a musician to show their art. They need to be able to set up next to each other to encourage pedestrian traffic from artist to artist, and they need a designated location so once they set up all of their work they won’t be informed they have to move due to some event scheduled for that location for that day. They also need to be able to set up a patio umbrella to protect their work from the elements. If we are going to use city space, those city guidelines and ordinances in conflict with those needs should be addressed and modified for visual artists to be able to participate in independent sales the way our musicians do. While we are looking at potential city and park spaces, we are also open to private property near downtown that could be designated for our use.

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