A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate” (“aut delectare aut prodesse est”). Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until quite recently in urban settings.
— Wikipedia

The New Salon meets once a month to discuss two topics selected by the host and have a group interview with a featured artist selected from the members. To be considered for the featured artist you must have attended one Salon and show active participation in the group. This is a highly interactive community focusing on discussion and thoughtful debate. As such, we seek artists that are looking for a supportive community to collaborate and grow.

While studying in Paris, I was inspired by the culture of the Salon throughout its history and the significant part it played in the artistic and intellectual evolution of the city. Upon my return to NYC I began actively searching for a group with the idea of increasing community, knowledge and creative output through conversation between peers. After some fits and starts I made the decision to begin something of my own, with the hopes that other artists in NYC were searching for the same. It turns out that was very true.
— Lindsay Goranson, Founder of The New York Salon

Now based in Nashville, TN, The New Salon is the next step in the evolution of this popular east coast discussion series.