Juneteenth Jazz+Art Live Experience

Juneteenth 2021 Black on Buchanan Celebration was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out. Get a glimpse of the celebration through artist. Betty Turney-Turner’s eyes below.


The Nashville Jazz Workshop and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt will participate in the Juneteenth Jazz and Art Live Experience from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19. The event, which will feature a community art exhibit and children’s interactive art zone, will be held outside the Nashville Jazz Workshop, 1012 Buchanan St., Nashville, 37208.

The Curb Center is sponsoring Nashville painter Omari Booker and glass artist and owner of This Little Light Glass Art Gallery and Shop Betty Turney-Turner. Engaging with members of the community, Booker and Turney-Turner will oversee the creation of two large artworks. Booker will create three 8-by-12-foot “paint-by-numbers” mural sections touching on themes related to music and the art of healing. Turney-Turner will create a glass mosaic sculpture of two children joined in a love of music. The Nashville Jazz Workshop will present the band Brassville to lead a community celebration parade down Buchanan Street and perform two shows as part of the day’s musical festivities.

Additionally, the Booker and Turney-Turner artworks will be featured in the Art of Healing Exhibition, sponsored by the Curb Center and Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health Program, scheduled to open on Sept. 17 and run through Dec. 16, 2022.