Tomato Art Fest
Tomato Art Fest returns August 11th and 12th, 2017 for the 14th year! Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2016, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities.
The Fest was founded by Meg and Bret MacFadyen, owners of East Nashville’s Art and Invention Gallery. In 2004, the gallery hosted an art show celebrating the tomato in late summer, and planned a few neighborhood events to promote the show. The Tomato Art Fest proved so popular that it immediately turned into an annual, signature event for the hip, urban neighborhood of East Nashville.
The Fest and official kickoff events are free to attend and wide open to the public, uniting the community for an day of inspired art, wacky contests, great live music, unique vendors, creative kids activities, favorite local food trucks, and a commitment to ensuring that the fest is green in every possible aspect and maintains Nashville and community traditions.
Historic Five Points
Coined by Budget Travel Magazine as “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village," historic Five Points in East Nashville is the perfect gathering place for a day of fun.