Phone: 615.460.1161
2305 12th Ave. S.; Nashville, TN 37204
Mail: PO Box 121976; Nashville, TN 37212


What is Art & Soul?

Art & Soul is a place—a studio in West Nashville that is a richly stimulating and engaging environment where many kinds of visual art, dance and movement, sounding and voice, writing, poetry and other creative explorations take place.

Art & Soul is a space—where a journey of discovery begins when you walk in the door. It may be for a day or for several weeks or months or years. Your journey is profoundly individual, but not alone. You are held in a multi-dimensional context which includes a community of fellow seekers, as well as an atmosphere of freedom, trust, respect, caring and non-judgment.

If you are looking for...

  • Creative expression
  • Spiritual nourishment
  • Artistic development
  • Aliveness and authenticity
  • Healing and transformation
  • A joyful and supportive community have found it!


About the Founder

Arunima Orr—painter, writer, performance artist and teacher—is founder and director of Art & Soul, a studio opened in 1988 and dedicated to artistic growth, creative development and healing and transformation through the arts. 

Arunima’s interest in the arts began when she was a child growing up in a small town on the coast of California, where during the summers she had the opportunity to participate in innovative arts programs including creative dance, theatre, music and many forms of visual art, all led by remarkable teachers.  After obtaining a degree in literature from Stanford University, she returned to the visual arts, receiving training in painting and drawing from diverse sources including San Francisco Art Institute, Middle Tennessee State University, South Massachusetts University, and receiving an M.A. in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University.  

It was during her time in Cambridge that Arunima again began to pursue her interest in interdisciplinary art through the practices of Authentic Movement, Playback Theatre, Improvisation, Authentic Sound and Voice, and Intuitive Artmaking, as well as continuing her lifelong study and exploration of meditation and transformational processes and technologies.  

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