jeanie smith

jeanie smith

Warehouse 521, a gathering place in Nashville for artists to create, make new friends and develop a sense of community was opened in February 2013.  Jeanie Smith felt there was a need for such a place and it has served many functions since opening, one being instilling a feeling of camaraderie among artists as they practice and learn more about art.

Warehouse 521 hosts artist workshops and classes and seeks to have top quality instructors come to teach. Workshops hosted by Warehouse 521 are listed under 2017/18 Workshops and you may register online.

Local artists are able to rent the space for workshops and classes and those events are listed under "Calendar of Events at WH521" and registration is handled by the artist.  This section is a calendar page which shows the events in order on the calendar and will include all workshops coming this year.

Open Studio with 2 models is held once a week for those wanting to draw or paint people in an interior setting.

2000 sq. feet conveniently located in the center of Nashville in the Berry Hill neighborhood with many local restaurants, boutique shops and recording studios makes Warehouse 521 a unique place for the art community in Nashville.

Warehouse 521 has become the place to paint in Nashville. It offers a fun and encouraging atmosphere for the weekly open studio opportunities while bringing in first rate workshops. The creative environment it provides works for both the serious beginner and accomplished veteran painters.
— Mike Sowers

Please "Like" our Facebook page for easy updates on classes, workshops and what's going on at the studio! 

For a complete calendar of events at the Warehouse, please see "Calendar of Events at WH521" to see additional classes and workshops hosted by local artists.  

Please "Like" our Facebook page for easy updates of classes and workshops. 

All workshops that are currently full have waiting lists available.  Please fill out waiting list form or email jeanie at to be added to a list. A deposit is not needed to be placed on the waiting list, only when a spot comes available.