Hours + Directions
The Frist Center is located in downtown Nashville at 919 Broadway.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit art-exhibition center, with approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space, dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists, as well as major U.S. and international exhibitions.
We are open seven days a week on the following schedule:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
- Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (Martin ArtQuest closes at 5:30 p.m.)
- Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 1:00–5:30 p.m. (Café opens at noon on Sunday)
Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
New Years Day: Closed
The Frist Center is an informal place. Casual attire is welcome, and we encourage people to dress comfortably.
Traveling west on I-40 or north on I-65 , take I-40 West when the interstate splits, then take Exit #209A, “Broadway”. Turn right on Broadway. Turn right on 9th Avenue South, just past the Frist Center. Take an immediate right past the Frist Center (onto McGavock) to access Frist Center parking and main entrance
Traveling east on I-40 or south on I-65, take Exit #209 B , “Broadway/Demonbreun”. Turn left on Broadway. Turn right on 9th Avenue South, just past the Frist Center. Take an immediate right past the Frist Center (onto McGavock) to access Frist Center parking and main entrance.
Traveling from Downtown Nashville on Broadway, take a left onto 9th Avenue South, just past the Kefauver Federal Building. Take an immediate right past the Frist Center (onto McGavock) to access Frist Center parking and main entrance.
Parking in Frist Center lots is reserved for those visiting the Frist Center.
The Frist Center parking is accessible from Demonbreun St., 9th and 10th Avenues. The Visitor Lot is located adjacent to the south side of the building with the entrance kiosk located near Demonbreun Street. When parking in the Frist Center lot, please bring your parking ticket with you inside the building. It can be validated when you purchase your ticket, order in the café or make a purchase in the gift shop. Rates are posted at the entrance.
There are accessible parking spaces in the northeast corner of the Frist Center lot, with a barrier-free crosswalk and entry into the Turner Courtyard at the entrance marked with an accessibility sign.
Discounted Parking Rates (when validated)
- First 1/2 hour: $.50
- Second 1/2 hour: $1.50
- Additional hour: $1.00
- Maximum: $8.00
There are other lots in the area, but the Frist Center does not control them nor are we able to validate tickets from them. There is a parking lot on 10th Avenue directly across the street from Cummins Station. There is also a parking available in the Gateway Parking Lot behind Union Station, accessible from an entrance just past the Flying Saucer restaurant on 10th Avenue.
To locate downtown parking lots and additional parking options near the Frist Center, visit Park It Downtown.
Nashville Area Tourism / Travel Information
For additional information about the city of Nashville, area hotels, attractions and cultural events, please visit the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau website
Please visit other cultural institutions in the Nashville area:
Adventure Science Center
Belle Meade Plantation
Belmont University Leu Art Gallery
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
David Lipscomb University Galleries
Nashville Public Library
Tennessee State Museum
Tennessee State University Galleries