visual art festival
Main Stage
OZ Art Fest
Appropriate for all ages
Main Stage
OZ Art Fest
Appropriate for all ages


June 21 – 25, 2016

OZ Arts Nashville is proud to present the inaugural OZ Art Fest, a visual art festival exhibiting an array of large-scale and interactive works for both interior and exterior spaces. Featuring sculpture, mural, photography, text-based billboard art, visual digital technology and more, OZ Arts will be open daily for this weeklong festival, 11am-8pm (with extended hours Thursday, until 9pm). Each day throughout the week a lunchtime talk will take place with one of the festival’s featured artists, 1-2pm. On Friday and Saturday, families will be able to enjoy live music, food trucks and exhibited works from the rarely accessible hillside at OZ Arts, so be sure to bring blankets and chairs for relaxing on the lawn!

Special Performances: Friday–Saturday | June 24–25, 2016 | 5 PM–Late
*Bring Blankets & Chairs for the Lawn!

Featured Food Trucks: Banh Mi & Roll Factory (Thursday 6-9pm), Califarmia (Fri 5-9pm), Trailer Perk (Fri 5-9pm)New Hickory (Sat 12-3pm) and Four & Twenty Blackbirds (Sat 4-7pm)

Tuesday, June 21 – Free Admission

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out Project at Casa Azafrán (2195 Nolensville Pike)

11:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Addam Yekutieli (aka Know Hope)

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

Wednesday, June 22  – Free Admission

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out – Merchants (4th and Broadway)

11:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Tony Youngblood + select artists

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

Thursday, June 23

10:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out Project at Meharry Medical College (1005 DR. D. B.
Todd Blvd.)

11:00 – 5:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking | Free Admission

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Paul Burch, Brooke Waggoner & Eric Hillman Free Admission

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  |  MAPs CLOSED

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  TNT feat. Tony Youngblood’s MAPs. (Most if not all of the artists and creators will be present at this time.) | $15 for Adults/Under 12 Free

Friday, June 24 – $20 for Adults/ Under 12 Free
-$20 ticket covers both Friday & Saturday admission-

11:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  MAPs and Vicariously Speaking

1:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out Project

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Daren Strange & Lauren Walker

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  PERFORMANCE (Paul Burch and the WPA Ballclub)

Saturday, June 25 – $20 for Adults/ Under 12 Free
-$20 ticket covers both Friday & Saturday admission-

11:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  MAPs, Vicariously Speaking, and Inside Out Project

11:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  Inside Out Project

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  |  Artist Talk: Inside Out Project Artists

2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  |  MAPs Performances

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  |  PERFORMANCE (The Great Aspirations of Sunconductor)



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OZ Art Fest is sponsored in part by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.





Vicariously Speaking is supported by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast

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TNTs are supported by the Tennessee Arts Commission







Performance FAQs

Coming to a performance at OZ Arts? Here’s what you need to know!

Where are general admission seats located?
Every seating bank is custom-designed specifically for the production and offers various vantage points. This way, there are no “bad” seats in the house! Open seating enables audience members to select their own seat and make the most of their experience. Our members (The Critic level and above) enjoy reserved seating, designated by black seat covers. If you are interested in joining OZ Arts as a member, please visit our Support page.
What is the dress?
Many of our guests will be in business casual or cocktail attire, however OZ Arts does not strictly enforce a dress code. 
Is this program kid-friendly?
Every program at OZ Arts is vastly different. While our visiting artist programs are not usually designed for children, we have found that many children of varying ages have enjoyed experiencing contemporary art. Ultimately, we encourage parents to do some research and decide if a program matches their child’s interests. Of course, feel free to call or email us if you have any specific questions! And, check out some of our education and outreach programs – created just for kids! – on our Education page. 
Where should I park?
For the convenience of our guests, a complimentary valet service is provided for all OZ Arts visiting artist performances (TNTs not included – we will have parking directors to help you safely self-park on those evenings!).
Oh no! I am running late! Can I still be seated?
Due to the varying nature of our programming, latecomers will be permitted on a case-by-case basis, depending on the requests of the visiting artists.
Do you have snacks and/or drinks?
Wine, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic beverages and light concessions are available for purchase at all OZ Arts artistic programs. We regret that bar and concession sales are closed during performances but will reopen post-show (or during intermission, when applicable). The bar and concession area accepts cash and major credit cards.
Can I get a refund on my tickets if I’m not going to use them anymore?
All ticket sales are final and we are unable to offer refunds. Should you wish to withdraw your enrollment from this event and donate your tickets, you may do so at least 24 hours before the beginning of the performance. The full amount of your contribution may be considered tax-deductible. To request a receipt, please email at least 24 hours before the performance.
May I give my tickets away if I am unable to use them?
Giving your tickets to friends, family, or colleagues is a great way to make sure your tickets don’t go unused! If you are a season subscriber who has a conflict with a performance, or you just have a last-minute change of plans, you can always give your tickets to someone else. All you need to do is have your guest give the ticketholder’s name at the door and they will be admitted.
What is a TNT event and how are they different from regular artistic programs?
Thursday Night Things (TNT) is an ongoing series featuring Tennessee-based artists in a more casual manner than our visiting artist programs. Feel free to come and go at your convenience, and enjoy onsite food trucks as well as our bar.