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April 25, 2024

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Music City Center Calls for Artists

The winning design will be commissioned art permanently displayed at the facility.

Calling all Middle Tennessee artists! Music City Center is calling for local artists to design, create and install a piece of artwork to commemorate its 10-year anniversary. 

“We really want this artwork to be representative of our ten years in this city and this community,” says Music City Center President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Starks. “We’re fortunate to be surrounded by such talented artists, and we’re excited to see what the final design will look like.”

Qualified artists will have a large canvas on a blank wall (15’ H x 23’ W) located on the east side of the Davidson Ballroom inside Music City Center. The commissioned art will become the property of the facility and will be permanently on display.

Specific details and qualifications are outlined in the RFP. Artists must live in the state of Tennessee and within 100 miles of Nashville-Davidson County. The artwork must complement the architecture of the building but can include various media including, but not limited to, light, mosaic, new media, painting, and photography. The maximum budget for the project is $25,000.

“We opened this building with an extraordinary collection of art from more than 50 artists,” Starks added, “and this is a long-awaited and eagerly anticipated addition.”

Deadline to submit proposals is August 31, 2023, at 3 p.m. After an Evaluation Committee reviews all proposals, a final design will be selected in the fall. Artwork must be installed by December 22, 2023.

To view the full RFP document, visit the Music City Center website at



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.