Just like the best parties always converge in the kitchen and the best sex is always after a fight, the best conversations are often the byproducts of an event, not its primary purpose. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Metro Arts to conclude this year’s Artober events with a down-to-earth, deeply investigatory panel of exactly what it means to be a creative person in Nashville. We’ve called it Nash-Up because we’re interested in facilitating discussion across disciplines — the film industry will cross paths with the fashion industry, graphic novelists will speak to performance artists, and poets will join gallery directors in a conversation about what makes them tick. Pee-Wee’s Playhouse set designer, artist, puppeteer and former Nashvillian Wayne White is traveling from L.A. to give a keynote address, and moderators include the Frist curator Mark Scala and nationally recognized poet Stephanie Pruitt. You can find more information on the Metro Arts website, and look for a blow-by-blow breakdown of the day’s events in an upcoming issue of the Scene. The event is free, but reserve a seat now — we expect it to sell out.