Centennial Art Center
Visual Arts Division
Metro Parks’ Centennial Art Center is a Historic Building located in the 25th Avenue North and Park Plaza corner of Nashville, Tennessee's beautiful Centennial Park. Originally built as a swimming complex in 1932, it closed in 1959 and was renovated in 1971. The first Metro Nashville owned structure rehabilitated for “Adaptive Reuse,” it earned Museum Status by reopening as Centennial Art Center – a gallery and visual arts teaching facility that includes painting and pottery studios Centennial Art Center brochure. Visit us in Centennial Park (Centennial Park map).
The mission of Metro Parks and Recreation's Visual Arts Program is to provide and expand quality art and cultural experiences within Metro Parks' facilities via classes, workshops, art exhibitions and gallery/museum field trips for the citizens and visitors of Metro Nashville, Davidson County.
CAC Studio offers a variety of art classes in painting and pottery. Typically offered in three different sessions (Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer), the class schedule will vary based on space and teaching staff availability. View additional information.
Centennial Art Center (CAC) gallery showcases the art of local and regional professional and emerging artists. CAC Gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call the Centennial Art Center at 615-862-8442. Please see the 2018 Gallery Schedule.
If you are a local or regional artist interested in being considered for an upcoming exhibit, please submit an application.