Emerging Artist Program
The Emerging Artist Program is designed to nurture and advance the careers of local talent. Every year, Association for Visual Arts (AVA) spotlights new artistic talent during 4 Bridges Arts Festival. By providing exhibition space to individuals who have limited experience showing their work at art festival or in galleries, AVA supports the burgeoning careers of emerging artists by showcasing their fresh voices to enthusiastic art collectors. Through 4 Bridges Arts Festival, AVA exposes emerging artists to a real-life professional experience while introducing the community to dynamic, new creative perspectives.
AVA will select up to six applicants to exhibit as emerging artists. AVA also waives the festival booth fee and provides portable walls and drapery from which emerging artists can design their booth presentation.
Application submission deadline has past and the jury process for the emerging artists program has begun. The 2019 Emerging Artists will be announced on February 25, 2019
First Tennessee Bank, a champion of innovative ideas and the entrepreneurial spirit, is supporting emerging artists as a 2019 Walnut Street Bridge sponsor of 4 Bridges Arts Festival.