Founded in 1998, RUBY GREEN is an alternative contemporary art space in downtown Nashville, TN. Local, regional, national and international artists are represented. Preference is given to artists whose work takes an interdisciplinary approach and has a conceptual as well as formal breadth. RUBY GREEN is open to the public free of charge with new exhibits presented every six weeks. Exhibits are frequently reviewed in national art magazines such as ArtUS and Art Papers, regional magazines such as Number and Southern Living and local print media. RUBY GREEN has three gallery spaces including a micro-cinema. Our micro-cinema presents film, video and performance art. The Nashville Scene chose RUBY GREEN in their 2004 annual Best Of issue as "Best Visual Arts Programming" and in 2005, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts invited RUBY GREEN into their Initiative Program an on-going network and capacity building program consisting of forty-four similar sized contemporary art organizations across the country.
RUBY GREEN has a core staff of three people: an executive director, administrative assistant/gallery manager and gallery preparator. Volunteers, interns, artists and board members play an active role throughout the year. In addition to our Exhibition Program, RUBY GREEN conducts art lectures, artist demonstrations, critical forums and artist consulting. RUBY GREEN often collaborates with universities, artist co-ops, other galleries and local schools to combine resources and provide educational opportunities for Nashville.