Summer is flying by, but don’t stow away your sandals just yet! There are tons of fun events happening in August. From interactive art shows to outdoor festivals to chic cocktail affairs, there is something for everyone in your family to enjoy this month.
What to Wear in Nashville in August: 2015
The event: The Price is Right Opening Reception, Saturday, August 1
Looking for a great new piece of affordable fine art to furnish your home? The Price is Right at David Lusk Gallery is an annual event that showcases a diverse range of work from contemporary artists all priced under $1,000! This is a casual summer event, but because it takes places in an art gallery, take the opportunity so wear something expressive and edgy. We fell in love with these chic pieces from MODA in 12South.
The event: Tomato Art Fest, Saturday August 8 (however the kickoff concert is Friday night August 7)
The Tomato Art Fest in East Nashville started in 2004 by Meg and Bret MacFayden of Art & Invention Gallery to celebrate the tomatoes of late summer. The festival has since grown into one of the most popular outdoor events in Nashville, featuring hundreds of food and art vendors, local art and live music. This is a free event the whole family can enjoy. Because this is a daytime event in August, be sure to dress to beat the heat. (Many come in costume or handmade tomato-themed outfits!) This is a great opportunity to capitalize on cool, bohemian items, like these great looks found at Hemline at The Hill Center Green Hills:
The event: An Art Deco Affair, Saturday, August 8
Italian fashion has taken The Frist Center by storm! Come celebrate great art with a glamorous evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a chance to view the current exhibits Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945 and Postcards of the Wiener Werkstatte. All proceeds of this event will benefit The Frist’s historically significant art deco building. To purchase tickets, click here.
This event is a black and white affair, with costume jewelry and accessories strongly encouraged. Choose a mod dress and heels or a cool top and pant combo. Be sure to maximize your vintage accessories for an extra layer of luxury. For great wardrobe options, take a look at these stellar outfits from Jamie.
The event: Wine and Wishes, Thursday, August 13
Support the Make-a-Wish Foundation at the 4th annual Wine and Wishes event held at aVenue. This festive cocktail affair features delicious wine and food selections, live music and a silent auction.To purchase tickets to this event, click here.
The dress is “vineyard cocktail” so an upscale summer dress and heels or wedges is your best bet! The French Shoppe has provided us with some great ideas:
To find more great shopping destinations near you, check out our SB Guide!
To see other great events happening this month, click here.