Crosstown Arts offers multidisciplinary residencies in to visiting and Memphis-based artists and curators, working in any creative discipline including visual and performing arts, music, film, and writing in all genres.
The resident artists discuss their work in a series of monthly artist talks. This month: Rory Golden, Darius Wallace, Jon Crawford, and Jing Niu.
Join us for the second public “mic check” at Crosstown Arts Theater. The students from Crosstown Youth Theater will present their original play, Into the Hoods — an adaptation of Into the Woods tailored to address real issues that students in Memphis face.
Ranging in age from 10 to 17 years old, Crosstown Youth Theater students come from public schools across the city. The student write, act, and perform in their own plays.
Free and open to the public
Join Dr. Charles Hughes and special guests as they take a journey through key parts of the Stax Records collection. Each week, everyone will listen to an album or series of tracks in real time, followed by a short presentation, and then audience response to the music.
In November, we’ll discuss rarely heard but deeply moving tracks from the Stax catalog, including rarities by The 24-Carat Black, John Gary Williams, and a couple of secret tracks so rare, that even ….
Crosstown Arts’ Open Crit series 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. Special thanks to Art Center for donating a $25 gift certificate for each participating artist.
The G.A.D. exhibition features stories of people who used music to make an impact. Here, we recognize the power we have in our hands. No matter what craft items we provide, you will use your hands to make art that makes a statement about something you feel passionately about.
These projects can be political, personal, or purely for fun, and it’s recommended for EVERYONE.
Film screenings in conjunction with Give a Damn! Music + Activism at Stax Records, on view at Crosstown Arts through Dec. 2.
November screening: Shaft (1971)
Propelled by the Academy Award-winning soundtrack by Isaac Hayes, Private Investigator John Shaft must overcome militants, the Mafia, and crooked cops to recover the kidnapped daughter of a Harlem mobster. A Soul Cinema classic!
One Night Only will highlight up-and-coming artist Kyle James in The Green Room, the new live music venue at Crosstown Arts. Enjoy an intimate experience in an inviting lounge setting.