Planning is well underway for Creative Park Nashville’s big event of the year – Starry Night – and after last year’s inaugural fund-raising evening, this year promises to be even bigger and better.
If you missed it last year, don’t make that mistake this year – mark your calendar now: 6-9 p.m. September 10, 2022 at the Centennial Art Center (CAC) Courtyard and Herb Garden, 301 25th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37203.
Just like last year, tickets are free to Starry Night and everyone will be treated to music, drama, silent auction, and a wide range art on display and for sale. A cash bar (beer, wine, spirits) and small bites from Phat Bites will also be featured.
Fundraiser, entertainment and arts education in Nashville
CPN conceived Starry Night as not only an entertaining fundraiser, but as an evening where parents and adults could discover great local resources where they can take music, theater, and art classes in Nashville and what they can expect to learn.
The talents of both students and local professionals will be on display at the CAC, which is coincidentally celebrating its 50th anniversary.
This year, Starry Night will have a greatly expanded display of arts and crafts. CPN is coordinating their event with the CAC’s gallery opening of “The Art of Craft,” which features some 14 expert Tennessee Craft artisans from around the state. If you’re familiar with the annual craft fair in Centennial Park, you know the high-quality work these Tennessee Craft members are famous for.
Plein air painting group on display
But – as the slogan goes – there’s more! The Chestnut Group of plein air painters will also be exhibiting. There’s a great cross over between these painters and Creative Parks Nashville, because they often paint scenes from our local parks while we help support art education in our local parks.
So if you’re asking yourself, “Where can I take art, music, or drama classes in Nashville?” or if you simply want to support these kinds of programs in our parks, don’t miss the second annual Starry Night.