STOP! Take Notice: Public art project at the Frist Center in downtown Nashville

This past weekend, Hume-Fogg High School students from "STOP! Take Notice" painted the safety Bollards outside the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Nashville. The community art project is part of a month-long mission to bring awareness to pedestrian safety, following last year's crosswalk death of classmate and art student, Elena Zamora.

“The Frist was so impressed with the students’ design for the bollards that they asked us to use paint instead of chalk," says teacher sponsor Elizabeth Smith. "They plan to leave them up until at least January.”

The "Stop! Take Notice" kickoff event is set for this Friday from 6-9pm at the Frist Center.

You can learn more about the program at and during these upcoming events downtown at the Frist Center. All are free and open to the public.

You can also follow the project on Twitter @StopTakeNotice.

Friday, October 10

MAQ Attack! with Stop! Take Notice kickoff event 6:00–9:00 p.m. Frist Center for the Visual Arts Free

Check out MAQ Attack!—a new FREE program geared especially toward high school students! Check out Frist Center exhibitions and create your own art in open studio sessions with Nashville artists. Receive exclusive access to Martin ArtQuest—the Frist Center’s interactive gallery—and enjoy special programs in the studios. Learn more about the Stop! Take Notice community guerrilla art making project, and make stencils and handbills to help get the word out.

A valid student ID must be presented to visit the MAQ space and open studio sessions.

Saturday, October 18

Community Chalk the Walk Time: 8:00 AM Place: Hume-Fogg High School Cost: Free

Saturday, October 25

Community Chalk the Walk Time: 8:00 AM Place: The Frist Center for the Visual Arts Cost: Free