East Nashville's Popular Tomato Art Show Returns!

East Nashville's Popular Tomato Art Show Returns!The Tomato Art Show, the tomato-themed art exhibition which inspired the popular Tomato Art Fest 15 years ago, opens free to the public Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., at Art and Invention Gallery in East Nashville, and will remain on view through September 9, 2018. A Tomato Art Show Preview Party will be offered Friday, August 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., at the same location. Reservations are required to the Preview Party. The $25 ticket includes a first-look at this year's tomato artwork as well as music, libations, and tomato-inspired food provided by Citizens Kitchen.

"When my husband and I decided to host a tomato-themed art show 15 years ago, we never could have imagined that it would have grown into the celebration it is today," says Meg MacFadyen, owner of Art and Invention Gallery. "Every year, I am just amazed at the level of creativity and talent in the artwork that is produced for this show!"

In 2017, the Tomato Art Fest welcomed an estimated 60,000 people. Each year, the crowds have steadily grown larger. Art and Invention Gallery is located in the heart of the Tomato Art Fest. During the festival, many attendees take time to peruse the hundreds of tomato-themed pieces which fill the walls of the gallery. Due to its popularity, the Tomato Art Show has been voted "Best Art Show" by Nashville Scene readers several times over the years.

Tickets for the Tomato Art Show Preview Party are now on sale. Space is limited, so early reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.tomatoartfest.com/art-preview-party/

About Art and Invention Gallery

Art and Invention Gallery, located at 1106 Woodland Street in East Nashville, offers five to six shows annually by local and regional visual artist. The gallery is open four days a week: Thursday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Additional information is available by calling 615.226.2070 or visiting artandinvention.com.

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