ART CLASH, presented by Lightning 100, is a completely new, exciting, LIVE art making competition happening on Friday, June 15th at 7:00 p.m. at the Texas Troubadour Theater (2416 Music Valley Drive, Nashville TN 37214). During the competition, teams will have two hours to create a piece of artwork out of upcycled materials. The event will feature a panel of judges consisting of some of Nashville’s most notable artists and leaders in the art community. Judges include Beth Inglish, founder of Nashville Creative Group, Éva Boros of Nashville Walls Project, Brian Sexton of Nashville Creatives’ Day, Colin Pigott of Creative Mornings, Metro Council Member Jeff Syracuse, and critically-acclaimed artists Wayne Brezinka and Randy Purcell.*
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the competition will occur from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., with winners announced at 9:30. Tickets are $10, and a cash bar will be available. Winning teams will be determined by the judges, with first, second and third place winners receiving comprehensive prize packages. Attendees will vote on a People’s Choice winner. Proceeds from the event will support SmART! Supplies, Progress' social enterprise that sells upcycled arts and crafts materials while employing people with disabilities.
“We are thrilled to bring such a unique event to the community, and can’t wait to see the range of art that teams create in two hours.” Kyle Graden, Outreach and Marketing Manager shared. “This event will help us raise important awareness about upcycled art, but more importantly about the work that we do to help people with intellectual disabilities live as independently as possible.”
Tyrone, an employee at SmART! Supplies shared that he “loves working at SmART!” and would “like to work here forever!” Tyrone has an intellectual disability and has worked at SmART! Supplies since opening in 2014.
In addition, during the competition SmART! Supplies (located next door to the Texas Troubadour Theater) will be open to attendees, and will feature a gallery of work available for purchase from artist judges Beth Inglish, Wayne Brezinka and Randy Purcell. Full details about the competition, ticket info and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.ArtClashNashville.com.