Artlightenment takes place in November at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville and organizers have just announced the call for visual art and films.
Each November, the Artlightenment Art and Film Festival dazzles Music City with a bright and modern mix of aesthetics. It boasts a rich display of fashion, sculpture, paintings, photography as well as a fully-fledged film festival. It’s a fresh, eclectic mixture of popular art forms.
Now in its seventh year, Artlightenment continues to grow and change while inviting even greater participation from the city. Even Nashville’s celebrity photographer, Raeanne Rubenstein, has become involved and allowed her photography to be viewed.
Organizers of the 2015 event have just released the call for art submissions. Visual artists may request space at the festival through an online form at artlightenment.com. Additionally, founder of Artlightenment, Robyn Morshead, has teamed up with FilmFreeway so filmmakers are able to submit films to the festival at no charge. On the Artlightenment Facebook Page, she writes, “Here is your chance to submit your films for free. Please go to www.filmfreeway.com and use the code ART9200. Get your entry in now before the festival fills up.”
According to the Artlightenment website, the festival was created from Morshead’s dream to help artists by giving them a festival dedicated to no other cause than the art itself. “This is a festival about them, the artists, and what they have to say,” says Morshead.
Artlightenment’s schedule this year begins at 6pm on November 7th. The art display will be up one week prior to the film and fashion portion, which will be Nov 12-14th. The complete schedule can be seen at artlightenment.com.
The Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre Nashville is the festival host each year, in accordance with Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s vision to help all artists. All are invited. For more information, visit artlightenment.com.