Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Artlightenment Festival Releases 2016 Schedule

Organizers have just released the schedule for Artlightenment, an annual film and art festival which takes place at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville.

Nashville is a city for the arts. While it goes by the name Music City, there is a wide variety of art beyond music that residents partake in: film, design, photography, fashion, sculpting, painting, and more. And for the past seven years, these art forms have all come to light in one explosive event: the annual Artlightenment film and art festival.

Artlightenment 2016 will see its eighth year of the festival which continues to grow and change while inviting even greater participation from the community. Organizers of the event have just released the schedule for this year, beginning with a pre-show workshop for artists titled “Selling your Art with Social Media and Traditional Methods,” on October 30 from 1-3pm.

The opening for the art show is November 5 from 6-10pm, and will have over 35 artists displaying their artwork. Among them will be featured artist and legendary painter Jim Warren, one of the most versatile and successful artists living today. The whimsically surreal and amazingly unique creations he paints have inspired artists from around the world. Winning a Grammy Award for his cover art of Bob Seger’s “Against the Wind” album, Warren has also painted portraits of such notable figures as Brooke Shields, the Beach Boys and Kelsey Grammar for the Fame-Wall project in New York and continues to collaborate with Disney Studios on various projects.  

November 10-12 is the film festival, which will feature over 40 films created by filmmakers locally and internationally.  November 12 is the final day of the art show and film festival and will include a meet and greet with featured artist Jim Warren at 6:30pm, followed by the Artlightenment Awards at 7:30pm, then concludes with a fashion show by Monarch Clothing designed by Elisabeth Donaldson at 8:30pm.

According to the Artlightenment website, the festival was created from founder Robyn 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. The festival takes place at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville, 1130 8th Avenue South. For more information, visit

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