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New Faces Line Downtown Street

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Several new faces popped up along a downtown street on Saturday. It was all part of a new art installation called "Inside OUT Nashville" along Deaderick Street.

35 large paper lanterns were unveiled, all of them show portraits of regular people in Middle Tennessee. The lanterns are composed of 139 black and white portraits. They were placed along the sidewalks and in the medians all down the street. 

The Tennessee State Museum partnered with artists Kristin and Alfonso Llamas to make the temporary art installation possible. Each lantern includes a solar light so they will illuminate at night.

The portraits are 3 x 4.5 feet. The installation runs from the corner of Sixth Avenue down to Third Avenue at the Metro Courthouse Plaza. 

Private funds were used to create the installation, which was produced in partnerhip with the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission, Metro Public Works, and the Metro Parks Department.

 

 

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