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cap off First Saturday Art Crawl with downtown fireworks

The Tennessean

July 2, 2010

Cap off First Saturday Art Crawl with downtown fireworks

Every month, the First Saturday Art Crawl gives us the chance to check in on downtown's art scene as it reloads with fresh shows.

This Saturday at http://www.twistartgallery.com/">Twist Art Gallery (73 Arcade), you can see art by Mitch O'Connell, a prolific illustrator whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Newsweek, The New Yorker and many more top-shelf publications. O'Connell will be there for the reception.

And at http://www.therymergallery.com/">Rymer Gallery (233 Fifth Ave. N.), there's a reception for SNAP, a show of photography by Thomas Petillo, Christopher Rodrigues, Caleb Charland and Matt Mikulla, plus sculpture by Chris Ellis.

For a list of participating galleries, visit http://www.nashvilledowntown.com/play/">www.nashvilledowntown.com/play and click on the First Saturday Art Crawl link. The event lasts from 6 to 9 p.m., which should put you in good position to catch the fireworks show downtown after the Julianne Hough concert. For more on that, visit http://www.musiccityjuly4th.com/">www.musiccityjuly4th.com.

— WILL AYERS, THE TENNESSEAN