As you travel north from Jefferson Street toward Buchanan Street, there’s no shortage of imagination. Dating as far back as the 1920s, neighborhoods in North Nashville have cultivated a collective reputation for being hubs for music and the arts. From the visually stunning murals that dot the urban landscape to the culinary scene in Germantown, the northern edge of Davidson County lies at the heart of Nashville’s progressive art scene.
The Buchanan Arts District is both a compliment and rebuttal to the Nashville arts scene with its altruistic, grassroots vibe. For example, Norf Art Collective strives to hold up a mirror to Nashville by presenting works that depict issues affecting the community.
While the area's reputation has developed over decades, in recent years an influx of new local businesses and housing options have drawn attention to this relatively small district on the north side, and it's quickly becoming known for its cultural contributions and forward-looking vision. The Buchanan Arts District is a favorite among makes and creatives city-wide, and it's home to some of Nashville's most innovative businesses and social enterprises.