New Works by Duy Huynh 2/17- 3/26/2017






For the 11th consecutive year, Art & Invention Gallery is throwing a Pajama Party & SALE on Christmas Eve!

Here’s how it works:   Jump out of your bed on Christmas Eve & wear your pajamas to Art & Invention to do your last minute Christmas shopping, and you will receive discounts!

Race home with your purchases, hop back into bed and get ready for Santa’s visit! It’s easy, fun, and you get to wear your pajamas in public!

Extended Holiday Hours!

Just a little reminder that Art & Invention is open 7 days a week throughout December and we are filled to the rafters with handmade artisan gifts! Fat Crow Press is inside the building with us, so now you get two shops in one! Come see us!!!

Sunday – Thursday:  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


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Holiday Open House!


Join Us for the Opening Reception of our Holiday Art Show!
Saturday, December 3, 2016
6pm – 9pm

Perfect for the holiday shopper looking for an original gift~
Art, Artisan Crafts, and Handmade Jewelry arriving daily!

Art & Invention Gallery has extended Holiday Hours!
We are open 7 days a week through December:
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Leah McIntyre Jewelry Trunk Show


Join us November 18, 19, & 20, 2016,  for a jewelry trunk show featuring designs by Leah McIntyre Jewelry!

Friday, November 18: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, November 19: noon – 7:00pm
Sunday, November 20: noon – 5:00pm

*Leah will be on hand Saturday  to talk with you about her jewelry.

About Leah:
Leah McIntyre creates sought after pieces of art — jewelry that’s at once feminine and reflective of the organic beauty of the earth around us. With a wisp of gold, glimmer of silver and anchor of gemstones like labradorite and lapis, her pieces empower the wearer with confidence in a timeless beauty that’s rooted in nature, while also staying wholly elegant in a modern way.

Growing up in the Leiper’s Fork countryside just south of Nashville, Leah’s path to jewelry artist started early. Fascinated with her grandmother and great-grandmother’s jewelry boxes, Leah had an artistic inclination and
herself that her elders encouraged by making her a treasure chest of costume pieces. Leah went beyond wearing them, though, to taking the pieces apart and reconfiguring them with wire from her grade school science projects. By fifth grade, she had her own business making friendship pins and beaded necklaces with “anything I could get my hands on,” she says.

As her knowledge in the craft deepened — and as friends continued requesting pieces from her to wear — her materials and techniques became more sophisticated.

Today she marries her desire for perfection in craftsmanship with the organic look and feel of her materials and designs inspired by long walks in the Tennessee woods near lakes and streams or from trips to the rainforest and coasts of Costa Rica.

“I love the shapes. There’s so much design in nature,” she says. “I enjoy working toward that perfection in craftsmanship along with the imperfection of the organic feel and look of artisanal jewelry. You can see the hammer marks, but you also see that time and love went into it.”

From posh Belle Meade to bohemian East Nashville, women seek out Leah’s designs online, pop-up shows, the Omni Hotel’s gift shop or her neighborhood’s galley, Art and Invention in East Nashville’s Five Points. Indeed, it’s the artistic inspiration that calls Leah to her workspace each day.

“My initial thought is the art, but in the end, I want women to feel beautiful and confident as they move in the world,” she says. “When you put on that final piece to complete the outfit, it’s the sparkle that helps reflect how you shine from the inside.”

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