Feeding Our Healthcare Heroes

Thanks for stopping by our Healthcare Heroes mural on 11th Avenue in The Gulch! Just by visiting, you can help us feed our heroes at Vanderbilt University Medical Center! How? Literally just take a photo in front of the mural and post it to Instagram or Twitter using #iHeartHeroes.

For every photo posted using the hashtag, our partner will donate $1 to TailGate Brewery's Vanderbilt Meal Donation Program, up to $1,500!

But wait...this gets even cooler! Download the Artvive app and view the mural through it. Watch it come to life! Click the 'animate me' button below to download the app!

Middle Tennessee's Healthcare workers have been on the clock CONSTANTLY fighting the COVID-19 pandemic for the last year, and we know that it's a brutal and sometimes thankless job. So we've teamed up with a few incredible partners to create something special to honor the heroes working to LITERALLY save lives every single day. This mural would not be possible without the hard work of so many people!

Artist Whitney Herrington is a native Tennessean. She creates illustrations and is a full-time muralist and high school art teacher. Whitney has painted a number of murals in her hometown of Columbia as well as in nearby cities such as Centerville, Lawrenceburg, and most recently, Dyersburg. Her style can be described as Pop Art-ish, hard-edged, and bright with a little whimsy thrown in for good measure. Whitney is inspired by Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, and Olimpia Zagnoli. See more of her art on Instagram.

TailGate Brewery has launched a pizza donation program for frontline healthcare workers at Vanderbilt Hospital! One $8.20 donation covers the cost of making + delivering a personal pizza to a healthcare hero. Donations will be delivered weekly to feed an entire unit at once! You can donate during their hours of operation, through their online ordering platform HERE, or add it to your check in any TailGate taproom!

Smart Art + Craft Supplies is Nashville’s thrift store for art + craft supplies. Think Goodwill meets Hobby Lobby. Over 95% of our stock is $5 or less. Proceeds benefit employment programs for adults with intellectual disabilities. To learn more, visit SmartArtAndCraft.org.

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