Founded in 1991 by Andi Ashworth and Charlie Peacock (Ashworth), the Art House in Nashville, Tennessee, quickly emerged as a unique artistic hub for rich hospitality, conversations of consequence, and imaginative creativity. For twenty-four years, a 100-year-old renovated country church was their home and the primary setting for their work as Founders/Executive Directors of what became Art House America, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
In 2016 Art House America welcomed new directors and hosts, Nathan and Cassie Tasker, to help Art House Nashville remain at the heart of advocacy for imaginative creativity, everywhere and in everything. The Art House location in Nashville has enjoyed a long history of hosting thousands of people from every vocational sphere: students, artists, writers, caregivers, academics, theologians, cultural investors, leaders in the entertainment industry, and more.
Since 2010, the work has grown to include additional Art House locations carrying on the Ashworths' original vision of promoting creativity for the common good and nurturing people looking to explore an artful, faithful life. Texas native Cary Pierce is the Executive Director of Art House Dallas with the help of Programs Director, Marissa Delcambre, while the husband and wife team of Troy and Sara Groves direct Art House North in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Art House America and its literary blog promote the vision of a seamless life of Christian discipleship and imaginative living, with an emphasis on communicating the worth and necessity of all vocations, the promotion of people and earth care, the grateful enjoyment of life and an honest acknowledgement of its sorrows.
Charlie Peacock and Andi Ashworth are the Co-Founders/Directors Emeritus of Art House America. Andi Ashworth is a writer (author of Real Love for Real Life: The Art and Work of Caring), gardener, cook, a lover of good books, and the key architect of the nurturing environment so characteristic of Art House America-style hospitality. Some of her writing can be found on the Art House America Blog. Charlie Peacock enjoys an international reputation as an innovative and award-winning musician, songwriter, and record producer. Both Charlie and Andi have seminary training, Andi having received her MA in Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. While Charlie and Andi no longer direct the work of Art House America, they both continue to serve on the board as Directors Emeritus. Andi also continues her service as Editor-in-Chief of the Art House America Blog. The couple have two grown children and four grandchildren.