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Belongings

03/27/15 – 03/29/15


Crosstown Arts
430 N Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

An open call exhibition organized by Crosstown Arts and the Cleveland Street Flea Market

A flea market is filled with unique objects invoking curiosity, nostalgia, humor and surprise. A blue and white Pyrex bowl recalls helping Grandma mix stuffing for holidays past. A cut-crystal candy dish reminds us just how much we love that old-world pink color. A darkly framed formula-landscape evokes dreams of scary monsters. A planet-shaped radio, reflecting design aspects of the early Star Wars days, reminds us of the exact one we had as a kid, except in yellow. These objects and curiosities are a ripe cache for inspiration – as is the community at the Cleveland Street Flea Market where some of the vendors have been in business there since the market opened sixteen years ago.

Artists are invited to participate in the Belongings exhibition by purchasing any object of inspiration from the Cleveland Street Flea Market to transform into (or use as inspiration for) a new work of art.

All artists are welcome to participate regardless of their level of expertise or prior art experience.

***Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 6-9 pm PLUS installation by Mark Nowell at the Cleveland Street Flea Market AND open hours at you+me on view at 422 N. Cleveland Gallery
***Gallery Crawl + Group Discussion: Saturday, March 28, 2 pm
***Exhibition open: Friday-Sunday, March 27-29, noon – 6 pm

An open call exhibition organized by Crosstown Arts and the Cleveland Street Flea Mark

Download Belongings artwork list

Please contact Mary Jo Karimnia (626-6298 / maryjo@crosstownarts.org) or individual artists with sales inquiries. Crosstown Arts does not manage sales or take commissions.

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