Mayor's Art Show features work from Metro Schools students Created as an opportunity to recognize the artistic accomplishments of Metro Schools students, the Mayor’s Art Show was launched by Mayor Phil Bredesen during the 1990s. The Frist Center for Visual Arts began hosting this annual art show in 2004 during Mayor Bill Purcell’s term and is continuing the tradition with Mayor Megan Barry.

The featured artwork was selected by art teachers from each school. The teachers chose two pieces from each grade level for inclusion in the exhibition.

The first Mayor's Art Show was held from April 6-20 and featured work from the Hillwood, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, and Whites Creek clusters.

The next showcase starts on April 27 and runs through May 11. The show will feature artwork from the Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Pearl-Cohn, and Stratford clusters. There will be a kickoff reception held from 5-7 p.m. in the auditorium.