Connecting Through Art

Celebrating its 42nd year, The Harding Art Show is the oldest school sponsored fine art show in Middle Tennessee.  This three-day event brings together the greater Nashville community for a weekend of art and celebration.  This year’s art show will be held May 4-6, 2017. 

We are now accepting artist applications for The Harding Art Show 2017.  



2016 Participating Artists

A vibrant mix of 70 local, regional, and nationally renowned artists brought paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, wood works, jewelry, and more to The 2016 Harding Art Show. Nearly half the artists were new to the show, and participants traveled from 12 different states to Nashville to showcase their work at the event. 


Featured Artists

For the first time in the history of the event, The Harding Art Show was pleased to feature three unique artists, one for each day of the show. For the Opening Reception on May 5, Herb Williams collaborated with Harding students to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor installation of crayon sculpture among the trees on campus. On Friday, May 6, Alex Beard met with students in the morning and guests of the show in the evening to discuss how his art benefits The Watering Hole Foundation to preserve elephant habitats in Africa; taught a painting class; and offered his unique abstract naturalism works for sale. May 7 was Family Day, when Adrien Saporiti shared his colorful paintings and prints and created a hieroglitches mural, to which guests of the show added their own touch.




Harding Academy is grateful to its donors and corporate sponsors, without whom The Harding Art Show would not be possible.