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August 2017

MadAir Decks Exhibition

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Third annual exhibition of skateboard artwork featuring more than 50 longboard and skateboard decks designed by 30 Memphis-based artists. Works will be on display and for sale. MadAir merchandise will also be sold.


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.

Crosstown Concourse Opening Day Celebration

3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the opening celebration of Crosstown Concourse, scheduled nearly 90 years to the day of the original Sears Crosstown grand opening in August 1927. This celebration of history and rebirth will showcase the organizations and businesses that courageously believed in and dedicated themselves to the creation of this one-of-a-kind vertical urban village. A full schedule of events will be released soon, but expect great food, live music, dance performances, art exhibitions, a Concourse documentary screening, tenant open houses, and more.

Vibe Supply

8:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Performances by James Onyx Casher, Lauren Laux, Tsu Lu, JRan, ISpeakWithaGift, Godbody Jones, Svmdvde, and Early. Pop-up shop by Giovante.

Indie Wednesday Film Series

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Weekly film screenings hosted by Indie Memphis. Films will screen at Crosstown Arts, Malco’s Studio on the Square, and Ridgeway Theatre on a rotating basis.

This week: Romeo is Bleeding — A young poet transcends turf war violence in Richmond, CA by creating an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Hustle : eltsuH

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hustle: professional development for artists is a free program organized by ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts. The series will provide visual artists with information, resources, and opportunities to support them in the development of their professional careers.

Memphis Women in Film Series

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Quarterly event series presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. The presenting sponsor for this event is the Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission.

August topic: “XX TCB: Producing in Memphis (and Beyond),” a discussion with producers Erin Hagee Freeman, Kim Bledsoe Lloyd, Dreka Shevon, and Melissa Anderson Sweazy. Moderated by Joann Self Selvidge.

The Rod Kirby Show

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Visual artist and photographer Rod Kirby presents new work.

RBS Entertainment Fourth Anniversary Show

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Neo-soul, poetry, hip-hop, dance, and more.

Open Crit

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.

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