University School of Nashville's annual fundraiser has grown tremendously over its 12-year history. This year's show is juried by Mark Scala, the Frist Center's chief curator, and includes the work of 53 artists from around the country. Scala says the work reflects "a compelling mix of mediums and styles, an openness to both tradition and experimentation, a continued insistence on aesthetic quality over commercial viability." Featured exhibitors include Chattanooga's Patricia De Leon, who won last year's "Best 2D Art" category, and Florida photographer Tommy Crow. The four-day event includes the Patrons Party, 6-9 p.m. Thursday ($100), the Community Party, 6-10 p.m. Friday ($10) and free admission 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. (Saturday and Sunday also feature hands-on family art activities in the school's Tibbott Center Visual Art Studios.) For more information, visit artclectic.org.
Thu., Oct. 23; Fri., Oct. 24; Sat., Oct. 25; Sun., Oct. 26, 2008