Art and sports converge at the fourth annual Family Day at OZ Arts Nashville. Curated to spark creativity, fun, and interaction, this year’s popular festival offers up food, a slew of sports-themed art-making activities and performances, and sculptures and interactive installations by featured Nashville artist and TSU assistant art professor Brandon Donahue.

“Creating artworks with your hands and interacting with artists opens up a whole new dimension for young adults and children,” said OZ Arts CEO Tim Ozgener (TN, '12). “Nowadays, families are on the go so much that creating a compelling occasion that brings families together to interact with some of the region’s standout artists was a goal of ours.”

 BMX Pros Trick Team. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Oz Arts)

BMX Pros Trick Team. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Oz Arts)

Over a dozen local artists and community organizations will set up indoor and outdoor art-making activity stations, and several performances will punctuate the day, including a Tai Chi Demo by The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville and stunts by BMX bikers and skateboarders in the front parking lot-turned BMX course and skate park.  

In addition to a selection of his elegant “Basketball Bloom,” sculptures, Donahue will create an outdoor volleyball court made from used volleyballs and rope and a full-size, backlit indoor basketball court with backboards made from bamboo and toilet seats.

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 Brandon Donahue, "Basketball Bloom USA Nike," 2017, basketballs and shoestrings. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Oz Arts)

Brandon Donahue, "Basketball Bloom USA Nike," 2017, basketballs and shoestrings. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Oz Arts)