When choosing a location for our Fall 2019 shoot, we were looking for a lot of personality. Nashville has made a name for itself as trendy, artistic and unique. We thought this was a perfect fit for Veeshee 2019. There is so much going on in Nashville that it was impossible to see it all but we tried our best to hit as much as we could. It’s honestly hard not to find a good backdrop in Nashville. Everywhere you turn there’s a new mural, texture or historical structure.
Dream Hotel Nashville
Night one we stayed downtown at the boutique hotel, Dream Nashville. Right off Printers Alley the location is amazing. You are walking distance from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium, Nissan Stadium, and the Broadway strip.
Bobby Hotel Nashville
After shooting all around downtown and up and down Broadstreet we were ready for some drinks. We ended up at the rooftop of the Bobby Hotel which was just down from the Dream Hotel. The Bobby did not disappoint. With it’s rooftop pool, cabana seating, airstream and bar – there was plenty to do and shoot.
Broadway (Honky Tonk Highway)
A street you must visit during your stay in Nashville is Broadway aka Honky Tonk Highway! This is where the tourists flock but it’s easy to see why. Walking down the street you will see tons of bachelorette parties on pedal taverns and hear live music from almost every bar. It’s hard to pass them by because every musician sounds like they are a step away from making it big. Famous artists such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan & Kid Rock all own bars on Music Row that are definitely worth stopping by.
Murals of Nashville
Blue & White Stripe (Draper James Wall)
Draper James is a clothing line & store front launched by the A-lister herself, Reese Witherspoon. Inspired by her Southern roots and personal style. She named the line after her grandparents! Awww :)
This eye catching assorted flowers wall mural is a must see! The artist is unknown, so if you painted this please stand up because we’re in love! It is on the side of Green Pea Salon.
Looking Pretty, Music City (Madewell Wall)
This 80-foot mural was painted by Emily Eisenhart, Eastside Murals & local highschool students in support of art and music programs for Metro Nashville Public Highschools. Pretty cool! Check out a video of the process on Madewell’s Blog!
I believe in Nashville
The Artist Adrien Saporiti founded DCXV, a creative studio largely known for it’s apparel line. Now DCXV mainly focuses on Saporiti’s work as an artist and collaborating on marketing and branding as a creative director and consultant.
I love Donuts (Five Daughters Bakery)
Are you a donut fan? If the answer is yes, Five Daughter’s Bakery is must! Run by a husband and wife who, of course, have 5 girls. Cookies and pastries are available in addition to their best selling donuts. They have several photo ops with colorful donut wall murals around their outdoor patio.
#WhatLiftsYou Hot Air Balloon
Kelsey Montague started the What Lifts You Campaign to provide people with the opportunity to share what inspires them in life. Little did she know her wing murals would be some of the most Instagrammed wall murals ever. She even collaborated with Taylor Swift on a mural to help promote her upcoming album. How cool! Since the debut of the wings, she has painted other things such as this hot air balloon. All still on theme with #whatliftsyou.
East Nashville is home to many of Nashville’s creatives who are attracted to the area’s culturally diverse and eclectic vibe. Also home to many of Nashville’s wall murals like the one! Locals frequent the many dive bars, craft cocktail joints, coffee shops, and vintage stores sprinkled throughout the neighborhood.
East Nashville City
Kristy Oakley is known for her large block letters filled with images of local symbols like this one in East Nashville. Every letter has Nashville references. You can find more of her work under her business name, Where the Art Is.
The Art of Chalice
The Art of Chalice is a Stella Artois massive mural that highlights aspects of the Stella brand as well as Nashville culture. Check out a time lapse of it in the making on East Side Mural’s website.
Mobe Oner- aka Eric “Mobe” Bass painted this mural for his client, Boombozz East! A Craft Pizzeria & Tap House. They wanted a “photo-op”. Obviously, they succeeded! He is the owner of Mobe Studios in Nashville and is a graffiti artist & muralist.
Make Music Not War
Relax Max Apparel is a lifestyle brand based in Nashville. It’s named after a Boston Terrier named Max and is inspired by leather, classic tee’s and all things rock and roll. This graphic is printed on some of their merchandise.
This iconic mural features 14 of the most well known country and Nashville music legends and is on the side of Legends Corner Bar on Lower Broadway. Tim Davis is a painter, muralist, and wall finisher. Unlike most outdoor murals, this one is a set of panels attached to the wall.
Last but not least, and definitely the most colorful is the mural at Molly Green; a women’s clothing store. The artist is unknown but we were mesmerized by all of the color, which happened to match some of our bags perfectly!