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October 2017

Words Matter

10/25/17
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Words Matter is a collaboration of creative minds. There are several teams, each beginning the creative process with a literary contribution from a writer. From there, a combination of artists and performers extend that creation into their own media — visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, photographers, fashion artists, and filmmakers find collective expression from the language.

Creep Sweep Trunk or Treat

10/31/17
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Crosstown Concourse this Halloween for trick-or-treating on the plaza. Volunteers will park their cars on the plaza and fill their trunks with candy. And don’t miss a special performance by the IRIS Orchestra Artist Fellows.

November 2017

Voices Up! On Race & Violence

11/02/17
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A spoken word event by youth, for everyone

Hosted by story booth/Crosstown Arts
Emcees LaStacia Cloyd and John Inman

Crosstown Getdown: Line Dancing!

11/09/17
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Crosstown Getdown, a new monthly dance series at Crosstown Concourse. Each month will feature a new dance theme with free lessons followed by music and dancing.

This month: Line Dancing!

Austin Blue

11/09/17
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EP Release and art show

The Music of Phineas Newborn and Calvin Newborn: Memphis Legends

11/10/17
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $15

Jazz performance celebrating the music of Phineas and Calvin Newborn, featuring Gerard Harris (guitar), Alvie Givhan (piano), Sylvester Sample (acoustic bass), and Renardo Ward (drums).

The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.

Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response

11/12/17 – 01/14/18
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response is a multidisciplinary project organized by visual culture historian Dr. Earnestine Jenkins and artist Richard Lou in collaboration with Crosstown Arts. Through this project, local artists collectively explore intersections of race and systemic violence through the lens of cultural expression. Conceived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ell Persons’ very public murder by members of the Memphis community through the act of lynching, the project was further inspired by recent events to memorialize lynching sites in the broader Memphis community in an effort to bring about greater understanding of racial oppression and violence in the South.

Open Crit

11/14/17
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series, organized in partnership with ArtsMemphis, is a monthly critique event where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress studio work for critical feedback and group discussion particular to each artist’s practice. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Hustle: Critical Art Writing

11/21/17
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Why is critical art writing an important part of the thriving arts scene? What does relevant critical writing look like? Who does it? How can you do it? Professor Virginia Solomon will help us explore this important topic.

Hustle: professional development for artists is a free program organized by ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts.

December 2017

Open Crit

12/12/17
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series, organized in partnership with ArtsMemphis, is a monthly critique event where visual artists are invited to bring new and/or in-progress studio work for critical feedback and group discussion particular to each artist’s practice. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Crosstown Arts

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