Three new installations by Vitus Shell, Terri Jones, & Christopher Reyes
Crosstown Arts, the UrbanArt Commission and ArtsMemphis are partnering to present a multi-venue exhibition and programming series throughout 2015 to acknowledge public art makers in Memphis.
The series will collectively recognize and share the work of artists who have participated in Memphis’ public art projects and initiatives, including the studio work (non-public art projects) of these artists, as well as insight into their processes and involvement in creating public art projects from ….
Enjoy a locally-sourced dinner, live performances and artist presentations for the Broad Avenue Water Tower Public Art Project…then cast your vote in selecting the winning project. Be a part of creative placemaking in Memphis!
Rise Up: Mural Makeover In Klondike-Smokey City Neighborhood
by Natasha Main, Crosstown Development Intern
Big changes are in the works for an abandoned storefront on the corner of Looney and Decatur. Middle school students from Humes Preparatory Academy will work with a local artist to complete a mural on the façade of a blighted building at 989 Looney Street. The painting is scheduled to begin in September and will be completed in late ….
MemFeast is an annual public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund emerging art makers.
On Thursday, August 23, Crosstown Arts hosted a block party to celebrate the installation of the spinning bike wheel sculpture, aka Beacon, by artists Colin Kidder and Eli Gold. We were excited to recognize the artists and the community members who helped make this project happen.
The concept for Beacon was proposed by the artists at Crosstown Arts’ Memfeast 2 in April 2011 and was made possible with support from Memphians Harry ….