Founded in 1991 by Andi Ashworth and Charlie Peacock (Ashworth), the Art House in Nashville, TN has emerged as a unique artistic hub for rich hospitality, conversations of consequence, and imaginative creativity. A 100-year-old, renovated country church is the Ashworths' home, and the primary setting for their work as Founders/Executive Directors of Art House America, a 501(c)3 non-profit. While the name Art House designates place, Art House America is an organizational title. Art House America was founded with the vision of nurturing creative artists and anyone looking to explore an artful, faithful life. In addition to promoting the seamless life of Christian discipleship and imaginative living, AHA also provides students with creative nurture, hospitality, and access to sound and exemplary vocational and spiritual counsel. AHA provides mentoring for artists of various art forms (with a specific emphasis on music), resources that communicate the worth and necessity of all vocations (paid and unpaid), and access to speakers, teachers, and guest artists. All Art House programs promote community, life, and world engagement, helping students become more and more interested in the same things that Jesus is interested in. The Art House has an excellent reputation in Nashville, TN for having hosted thousands of students, artists, writers, academics, theologians, cultural investors, and leaders in the entertainment industry. For two decades, the Art House in Nashville has been at the heart of advocacy for imaginative creativity, everywhere and in everything. Today, the mission has expanded to Dallas, TX where Art House Dallas is off to a strong start in the historic Munger Place district, five minutes from the SMU campus. Texas native Jenny White is the Executive Director of Art House Dallas. Whether Nashville or Dallas, the Art House is a place where good is expected to happen, where imaginative ideas are birthed, and free, open discussion is encouraged.
"This is such a cute idea. It's a daily calendar that can be reused each year and gets better the longer you use it. Each day you write the year and something that happened that day like, "(Child's name) took her first steps." Imagine how neat it would be in 10 years."