Crosstown Arts is a contemporary arts organization dedicated to further cultivating the creative community in Memphis.
We provide resources and create opportunities and experiences to inspire, support, and connect a diverse range of creative people, projects, and audiences.
The spaces and programs we manage integrate varying components of exhibition, performance, production, education, and retail. We welcome anyone in the community to join any of our events or projects, regardless of prior experience or expertise with creative interests.
Crosstown Arts is a founding partner, co-developer, and tenant of Crosstown Concourse, the former Sears Crosstown building. Learn more about the Concourse here.
Crosstown Arts offers expanded opportunities and resources for the creative community including a wide range of spaces for exhibition, music performances, film and video screenings, as well as new programs including visiting artist talks and artist-led workshops, all open to the public.
Crosstown Arts is expanding its current studio residencies for Memphis-based artists into a full-scale, multi-discliplinary residency program, hosting a rotating set of 16 visiting and Memphis-based residents for extended stays at Concourse with a mission to promote creative exchange among Memphis artists and musicians and the broader art/music world.
Concourse will also be the site for a new shared art-making facility providing ongoing access for the public to a communal woodshop, digital lab, print shop, recording studio, and other digital printing and fabrication tools.
A newly constructed 425-seat black box performing arts theater is scheduled to open on-site at Crosstown Concourse in late 2018, designed to offer Memphis’ music community an intimate venue for live performance for Memphis-based and touring acts. The theater will also provide opportunities for art house film screenings, experimental art/music performance, Crosstown Arts community theater program, and assembly space for Concourse tenants.
All Crosstown Arts’ spaces and programs, including a new café, bar and other communal areas, are committed to the value of inclusivity and providing ongoing access for creative exchange for a wide range of Memphians.