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Tomato Art Fest

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It’s almost Tomato Art Fest time!!!

"Bringing together fruits & vegetables! ......"A uniter, not a divider!"

Tomato Art Fest will return August 9th & 10th, 2019 for its sweet 16th year!

A community builder, the Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each year that passes. Last year, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit/vegetable and enjoy the day’s festivities.

The festival and official kickoff events are Free to attend and wide open to the public!

Touted in the Oxford American, and Southern Living,The Tomato Art Fest was voted “Best Festival” in the 2007-2018 Nashville Scene Reader’s Polls. (!!! thank you!)

Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, which has been coined by Budget Travel Magazine as “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village,” this FREE, costume-friendly event provides a fun-filled day for all.

Tomato Art 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.