The annual and infamous Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville is happening this weekend: food trucks, craft vendors, parades, music and, last but not least, the gallery-hosted art show and sale in the former Art and Invention Gallery. The festival is pretty much only on Saturday, August 10th but the gallery will continue to display tomato art for a few days after. Gallery hours are:
Saturday August 10 9-6
Sunday August 11 12-6
Wednesday August 14 12-7
Thursday August 15 12-7
Friday August 16 10-7
Saturday August 17 10-6
@ 1106 Woodland Street (formerly Art and Invention Gallery)
Obviously this is not a serious event and so neither is the art. In fact, most of the art is wacky and whimsical, which isn't really what I'm fluent in, so I aim more for presenting this yummy vegetable/fruit in unexpected ways. These are my two entries this year:
8/8/2019 11:17:19 am
Love the pin cushion tomato connection.....that's so clever. I look forward to how you incorporate tomatoes into everyday life each year.
8/8/2019 02:12:05 pm
Thanks! I was looking around my studio for inspiration and saw those pincushions which are whimsical all by themselves. Glad you approve!
8/8/2019 01:54:56 pm
I really like your art!
8/8/2019 02:12:30 pm
8/8/2019 01:56:39 pm
I happen to love the whimsical! These are great...I'll bet they're gone by Saturday at 2pm. I mean it. I bet you a Haggen donut!
8/8/2019 02:13:47 pm
Oh, my ever optimistic friend, I hope so! If not, then I will be happy with a Haggen donut :)
8/8/2019 03:36:59 pm
I want to go to The Tomato Festival with you one of these years! And your paintings are super fun!! 🍅 ❤️
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...