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September 2017

SOLD OUT – The Music of Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Dr. Bill Hurd (alto and soprano sax), Sylvester Sample (acoustic bass), Alvie Givhan (piano), Gerard Harris (guitar), 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.

August 2017


4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Collaborative exhibition of place setting-inspired art. At a typical potluck, individuals are asked to contribute a shared food item. But in this case, individuals were invited to bring to the table their individual interpretation of a meal’s structural elements: a place setting. Altogether, these unique place settings create a large-scale collaborative table-top installation, a collective visual feast.

July 2017

SOLD OUT Thelonious Monk: The Music of Monk

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jazz performance featuring Stephen Lee (piano), Johnny Yancy (Trumpet), Sylvester Sample (Acoustic Bass) and Nygel Yancey (Drums) celebrating the legacy of Thelonious Monk.

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

June 2017

SOLD OUT — An Evening with Wu Fei

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An interactive performance with Wu Fei, a genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso, and vocalist from Nashville — by way of Beijing. Wu Fei blends her Western and Chinese traditional sensibilities with a contemporary, idiosyncratic, experimental dialect as she performs original compositions on the guzheng, an ancient 21-string Chinese zither. Presented by Sonosphere in collaboration with Crosstown Arts.

May 2017

Barrier Free

05/15/17 – 06/05/17
6:00 am – 11:00 pm

A portion of a socially engaged art installation designed for the Latino Memphis Festival by Yancy Villa-Calvo will be on view at in the Crosstown Concourse’s Central Atrium in this week-long pop-up exhibition. Building on the current and controversial idea of the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, the installation aims to create awareness and encourages viewers to pause, reflect, and act.

February 2017

Yoga with Cats

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

On the final day of the We Need to Talk exhibition, we invite you to take a moment to “paws” and reflect and heal your broken heart in this Yoga with Cats event hosted by Memphis Animals Services (MAS), Crosstown Arts, and Co-Motion Studio.

MAS will have approximately 10 adoptable cats at the Crosstown Arts gallery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adriene Holland, co-owner of Co-Motion Studio, will teach two yoga classes — one at 11 a.m. and another at noon — during which cats will be free-roaming and interacting with the yogis.

We Need to Talk

02/10/17 – 02/25/17
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

An open call exhibition of break-up art and artifacts.

January 2017

Mellotron Record Release & Pick-up

10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Duets for Mellotron — a blue vinyl gatefold LP package of a live performance by Jonathan Kirkscey and Robby Grant, organized in collaboration with Winston Eggleston — will be available for pre-order pick-up on January 13, 14, 17 and 18. A limited number of copies will also be available to the general public for $20 each.

December 2016

Crown, Teeth & Tears

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A unique experience of experimental chamber music curated by Terri Phillips featuring the Blueshift Ensemble.

November 2016

Retos y Retratos

11/19/16 – 12/04/16
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Retos y Retratos, an exhibition of portraits of Latino/a artists and samples of their work, strives to give a voice to the struggles, triumphs, and experiences of this community of artists in Memphis. Committed to different forms of expression, united by art and the challenges they have faced, these artists seek to preserve and communicate their roots. The portraits demonstrate both the artistic and intimate side of these creators.

Crosstown Arts