Located in Cummins Station Suite 126, Brick Factory Nashville is a facility with creative and innovative resources for those who wish to teach and those who seek to learn. Recent college grads and co-founders Ryan Schemmel, Daniel Heering and Josh Cooper have combined their powers with art director Zach Duensing and photography director Jonathon Kingsbury to push the limits of get-your-hands-dirty DIY art.
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Schemmel told the Scene, “We saw an unmet need in Nashville for members of the community to teach and inform other members of the community. We also firmly believe in hands-on learning and providing a space that is more than just a co-op.”
Brick Factory Nashville cooks up a soup of classes, events, memberships, shows and workshops. Current class offerings enable you to either make your own wine rack (“Give Your Sweetheart a New Rack”) or master aerial dance (that thing people do in circuses where they tangle themselves up in ribbons hanging from the ceiling). Not into all that “learning how to do stuff" stuff? You could become a member and start using the space for unstructured exploration, or book space at the woodshop or artist studio, or rent a co-working desk space. Choices make the world go round.
There’s even an evangelical outreach branch of Brick Factory Nashville: The Nomad. Think of it like a food truck for art, a way to bring art to the people in digestible and affordable morsels of deliciousness. Procreation and multiplication is planned for its near future.
Though doors opened earlier this week, a kickoff event is set to take place after the Art Crawl this Saturday. Called the After Crawl, the monthly post-event party offers free drinks, music and art-world voyeurism. Some of the artists on display, selected by curators The Open Lot, are Carolyn McDonald, Sierra Faye Mitchell, Duncan McDaniel, Laura Willace, Patricia Earnhardt, Sabine Schlunk, and Matt Christy. It’s not too late to embark on Brick Factory Nashville’s maiden voyage, and right now tickets are... (let me check) … free!