Woodcuts strives to change the course of economic development on Jefferson Street. Thirty plus years ago we opened our doors with hopes of becoming not only a viable business, but a place where we could offer top notch fine art and quality framing services. That hope has become a reality. Over the years our gallery has received recognition locally from JUMP, NAACP, and the Greater Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, and nationally from Decor’ and Upscale Magazines.
We are here to provide you with a complete artistic experience. Feel free to ask questions. We may even engage you in a lively discussion about the arts. Our gallery also carries sculpture, installation and quilt artwork to suit the needs of even the most specific shopper. Whether you’re looking for artwork, custom framing services,or gift ideas, Woodcuts is here to suit your artistic needs. Please pay us a visit, and find out why Woodcuts is “A Cut Above the Rest!”
Nate Harris, Owner
Woodcuts was founded 30 + years ago by an engineer who loves woodworking, Nathaniel Harris. Raised in the hustle and bustle of Historic North Nashville, Nathaniel (affectionately called Nate) started his business amongst skeptics.
Nate’s love for woodworking began as a child. Unfortunately, his father, who was a contractor, passed away when Nathaniel was 8 years old, but not before he passed along his love for entrepreneurship to his youngest son. After graduating from Tennessee State University and beginning a burgeoning career in engineering, Nate still gravitated toward woodworking. He began picture framing and did some cabinet making for Genesco’s Jarman shoe stores after hours. His framing business started thriving when his wife, Brenda, started getting her cross-stitch artwork framed and showing them to her co-workers. They all started to request framing, and word started to spread. What had started out as a woodworking shop in his garage, spread to the living room, but when it started to take over the kitchen, his wife suggested he find a retail location to truly expand his business.
This Business Supports “Minority Economic Development