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 is located on the second floor of Crosstown Concourse (Suite 280) and offers opportunities and resources for the creative community, including a wide range of spaces for exhibition, music performances, film and video screenings, as well as visiting artist talks and artist-led workshops, all open to the public.
Crosstown Arts offers residencies to visiting and Memphis-based artists working in any creative discipline, including visual and performing artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers in all genres. All residencies include a private studio workspace with meals provided six days a week.
The public is invited to share a meal with resident artists at Today & Always, serving plant-based meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as pastries, coffee drinks, and beer/wine. Art Bar at Crosstown Arts is a full-service bar serving a curated list of wines and craft beers and a menu of artful, cutting-edge cocktails.
Crosstown Arts Shared Art Making provides the public with access to a communal woodshop, digital lab, print shop, recording studio, and other digital printing, and fabrication tools.
The Crosstown Arts Theater, a 425-seat black box performing arts space, offers Memphis’ music community and touring acts an intimate venue for live performance. The theater also provides opportunities for art house film screenings, experimental art performance, Crosstown Arts community theater program, and assembly space for Concourse tenants and Crosstown High.
All Crosstown Arts’ spaces and programs are committed to the value of inclusivity and providing ongoing access for creative exchange for all Memphians.