Tinney Contemporary is an art gallery located on 5th Avenue of the Arts in Downtown Nashville. The gallery supports and works with local, regional, national, and internationally established artists.
Please note we do NOT accept artist proposals made in person, please see the gallery’s artist proposal policy here
Throughout the year, the gallery presents a series of rotating exhibitions including solo and group shows of represented and available artists. In addition to these exhibitions, Tinney Contemporary also provides professional art services and advisory to individual collectors, as well as corporate art collections including hospitals, banks, law firms, restaurants and hotels.
We assist our clients with each step of acquiring art for their collection from selecting and purchasing to framing and installing. Please find more information on the process of acquiring work here
Susan Tinney founded Tinney Contemporary in 2006 after having spent many years hosting numerous pop-up shows in both her own and other’s homes. Initially hosting shows of outsider art, the focus grew quickly to mid-career contemporary art by the end of its very first year. Tinney Contemporary was the first gallery space begun on 5th Avenue in Nashville that was conceptualized from the beginning as an art gallery. To open the space, Susan worked alongside a visionary developer who wanted to anchor the soon to be renovated Kress building with a gallery. Tinney has been invested in the downtown Nashville community since the very beginning. Tinney Contemporary, the Arts Company and a small gallery located in the Arcade, decided to meet and launch together the very first art crawl 13 years ago.
Today, Tinney Contemporary represents 33 exceptional artists and continues to operate in the original space as it was founded. The street is now known to Nashville as 5th Avenue of the Arts with more galleries opening in the area since. The FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl now draws in hundreds of art enthusiasts every month.
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Susan Tinney | Owner and Founder
Tyler Squires | Gallery Manager
Anna Pugh | Communications and Special Projects