The 2014 art for Tomato Art Fest is ripe and ready!


Art Show
Saturday, August 9, 2014
10:00am – 7:00pm

We think there is no finer collection of tomato art to be found east of the Mississippi, and maybe even in the entire tomato-eating world! (I would say UNIVERSE, but that would just be bragging.) Now, we realize this is a bold statement, so you will just have to come out and see for yourself if you think we are right!

Launch Party & Book Signing With Nashville Author, Victoria Schwab

You Are Invited to Help Us Celebrate the Release of

Victoria Schwab’s Latest Novel, UNBOUND


Meet the author, enjoy some champagne and hors d’oeuvres, and take home an autographed copy of Victoria’s latest book.

Hosted by Art & Invention Gallery , and East Side Story

WHERE: Art & Invention Gallery
WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 2014
WHAT TIME: 6:00PM – 7:30PM



Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books…

                 Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read.                          The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

In her first novel of the ARCHIVED series, Victoria Schwab introduced the reader to Mackenzie Bishop, a young girl who is tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, and who almost lost her life to one.

Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she’s struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn’t easy — not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she’s really safe…

Press: The ARCHIVED series has been hailed as a gripping supernatural thriller that is both intellectual and addictive. It has been translated into more than half a dozen languages, and was recently optioned for TV.


Victoria Schwab is a lover of fairy tales, and folklore, and books that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.  She writes about doors, and places between, and the cracks where reality slips into something darker, stranger, and invariably more interesting.


2012 TRI PJS

That’s right!  For the ninth year in a row,
Art & Invention Gallery is throwing a Pajama Party & SALE!
 It’s easy…all you have to do is jump out of bed on Christmas Eve & wear your pajamas to
Art & Invention to do your last minute Christmas shopping,and you will receive discounts!
Afterwards, you can race home with your purchases, hop right back into bed
and get ready for Santa’s visit! 
How  does it get any better than that?!!!


10:00am – 4:00pm

t & Invention Gallery will be open from 10:00am – 4:00pm on Christmas Eve!!!
December 26 – December 31, 11:00am – 6:00pm
We will be closed on New Year’s Day.

THIS SATURDAY! Second Saturday at 5 Points!

If the threat of icy weather kept you home last weekend, then head on over to East Nashville this weekend for Second Saturday at 5 Points!

The Holidays are upon us, and Art & Invention is filled to the brim with great art and one-of-a-kind gift ideas. And to make things even better, the shops at The Idea Hatchery will also be open and ready to thrill you with their offerings
And remember, Second Saturday kicks off the
10 day countdown to Christmas…
  (Where did all the time go?!!!)
Join us for an evening of friends, fun, and fantastic
Christmas shopping…
THIS SATURDAY, December 14, 2013 
 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: noon – 6:00pm

REMINDER! Art & Invention’s Holiday Open House is THIS SATURDAY!

Join Us For our Holiday Open House~


December. 7, 2013 ~ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

(Perfect for the holiday shopper looking for an original gift!)



Art & Invention has Extended Holiday Hours!

Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm

Holiday Open House!

Holiday Art Show
November 29 – December 24, 2013

Perfect for the holiday shopper looking for an original gift!

Christmas open house 2013

Join Us For the Opening Reception
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, 6pm – 9pm

Art & Invention Gallery has Extended Holiday Hours!
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm

Tomato Art Show – Coming August 10, 2013

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We think there is no finer collection of tomato art to be found east of the Mississippi, and maybe even in the entire tomato-eating universe!

All we can say, is our Tomato Art is OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD!  We have just posted this year’s crop! Click here!

If you want a personal, close up look at the art before the show officially opens, come to the

Tomato Art Preview Party!


WHEN: Friday, August 9, 2013
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
COST: $25.00 (reservations required) /
CONTACT: 615.226.2070 /

Always a popular event, the Tomato Art Preview Party offers the art lover a wonderful night of sights, sounds and flavors! Party-goers get to be the first to view this year’s tomato art while enjoying delectable food, good music, and Bloody Mary’s compliments of Tilted Palm.

This year, Whole Foods will be providing our tasty tomato inspired treats, and we can’t wait to see what they dream up! DJs His & Her will be spinning summery songs on vinyl again this year, and they always come up with fun selections!

Did we mention that there are PriZeS to be won? Well, there are!

This promises to be the best crop of tomato art to date, so register now to reserve a place for yourself and all your friends!

And remember, space is limited, so hurry to secure your spot in tomato history!