Frist Center Promotes Angie Weeks to Assistant Director of Membership and Visitor Experience

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 21, 2016)—Frist Center Executive Director Dr. Susan H. Edwards is pleased to announce that Angie Weeks has been promoted to Assistant Director of Membership and Visitor Experience.
Weeks will work to ensure the highest level of member and visitor enjoyment, access, and safety while managing the membership and visitor experience teams. They will strive to create an environment that typifies the hospitality for which Nashville is so widely known and celebrated.

“We are thrilled to have Angie in this new role to create and implement innovative strategies to enhance the visitor experience and set exemplary standards for customer service,” said Dr. Edwards. “She brings fresh ideas and energy to our staff and has shown great dedication to our mission of providing visitors access to art and educational programs.”

Weeks joined the Frist Center as development manager in November 2015 and was responsible for overseeing the membership program and serving as a primary contact for Frist Center members. She worked across departments to boost member relations and community ownership of the Frist Center.

“In this new role, I hope to foster a culture of thoughtful customer service, making everyone who comes to the Frist feel exceedingly welcome while encouraging our guests and members to visit often,” said Weeks. “As employees, we want to share our love of the Frist with everyone in our community. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to do this and develop relationships that will position the Frist for growth in engagement.”

A longtime member of the Frist Center, Weeks said that the Martin ArtQuest Gallery in particular has been a place of creativity and fun for her family. “Going to see art is an important part of my children’s lives and being able to make art during the same visit is empowering. I see firsthand the impact art can have on a child’s development.”

Weeks was previously director of individual giving at TPAC from 2006 to 2015. Prior to that position she was manager of member services at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles from 2004 to 2006 and donor services manager at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta from 1999¬ to 2004.

Weeks earned her bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Georgia (1997). She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Tennesseans for the Arts.

Sponsor Acknowledgment
The Frist Center is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sponsor Acknowledgment

The Frist Center is supported in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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About the Frist Center
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art exhibition center dedicated to presenting and originating high-quality exhibitions with related educational programs and community outreach activities. Located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., the Frist Center offers the finest visual art from local, regional, national, and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions that inspire people through art to look at their world in new ways. The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Information on accessibility may be found at fristcenter.org/accessibility. Gallery admission is free for visitors 18 and younger and to members; $12 for adults; $9 for seniors and college students with ID; and $7 for active military. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings (with the exception of Frist Fridays), 5:00–9:00 p.m. Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling 615.744.3247. The galleries, café, and gift shop are open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00–5:30 p.m., with the café opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling 615.244.3340 or by visiting fristcenter.org.
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