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Archive: 2016

Shop Local Arts Groups | November 18 - 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 18th, 2016

Join us in supporting local artists and arts organizations during this holiday season! read more »

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Recommended Arts Events October 12th - 16th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 11th, 2016

Get out, discover, and enjoy THE ARTS in Memphis! Listen to beautiful music this weekend with classical piano and violins, be a part of history at a premier ballet event, learn about writing the blues, support our makers in the park, and explore our history in Soulsville! read more »

Topics: YOUNG ARTS PATRONS, CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL, PINK PALACE CRAFTS FAIR, SOULSVILLE, STAX, BALLET MEMPHIS, ARTISTIK LOUNGE

Recommended Arts Events October 5th - 9th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 5th, 2016

From Rock to Chamber, from Downtown to Germantown, it's a weekend full of MUSIC with a few of our favorite local ARTISTS sprinkled in.   read more »

Topics: DOWNTOWN COMMISSION, CROSSTOWN ARTS, LEVITT SHELL, PRIZM ENSEMBLE, IRIS ORCHESTRA, MEMPHIS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY

Recommended Arts Events September 28th - October 2nd

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 28th, 2016

ArtsMemphis is proud to be a partner in the highly anticipated Artspace South Main Lofts in Downtown Memphis. Come join us Thursday for the groundbreaking and festivities! This weekend proves to be an entertaining one with Murals being painted on Chelsea at N. Evergreen, Liberace taking over the Next Stage, Mr. Rickey calling an important meeting, and the Father of Modern Dance entertaining us at Buckman! Get out and Discover the Arts this weekend! read more »

Topics: ARTSPACE, PAINT MEMPHIS, BUCKMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, HATTILOO, THEATRE MEMPHIS

Recommended Arts Events September 22 - 25th with BONUS TUESDAY

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 21st, 2016

Take a trip around town this weekend for some awesome arts and entertainment! Catch To Kill a Mockingbird presented by Tennessee Shakespeare Co. at Hutchinson School, Barber Binge on Broad, have metal repaired at Repair Days 2016 at the Metal Museum and experience GPAC Grove, a food truck and music festival at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. read more »

Topics: TENNESSEE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, OPERA MEMPHIS, METAL MUSEUM, GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BUCKMAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, DECORATIVE ARTS TRUST

Recommended Arts Events September 15 - 18th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 15th, 2016

Shake things up this weekend! Check out a wide variety of creative arts events including a lively “Pug Party”, an inventively told story about Ida B. Wells, and a photo exhibition featuring Cuba, followed by a night of extraordinary Cuban music. Then, explore “Typography 101”. read more »

Topics: DIXON GALLERY AND GARDENS, HATTILOO THEATRE, BALLET MEMPHIS, GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, CREATIVE WORKS, EMERGE MEMPHIS

Recommended Arts Events for September 7th - 11th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 7th, 2016

Fall Festivals abound – this weekend check out the Mid-South Book Festival and the Outflix Film Festival, head to the 21st anniversary of Memphis’ original beer festival, then join Ballet Memphis for a Carnival of the Animals and a festival of arts, crafts and food trucks. On Monday, dial it down for an Orchestra + Wind Performance at Shelby Farms Park lake’s edge! read more »

Topics: LITERACY MID-SOUTH, OUTFLIX FILM FESTIVAL, DIXON GALLERY AND GARDEN, BALLET MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, RHODES COLLEGE ORCHESTRA & WIND ENSEMBLE, SHELBY FARMS PARK

Recommended Arts Events August 31st - September 4th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 31st, 2016

Expose yourself to all things Memphis, including 30 Days of Opera, Iron for Honor at the Metal Museum (where you can also “whet” your whistle), and the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival! read more »

Topics: NEW MEMPHIS INSTITUTE, METAL MUSEUM, OPERA MEMPHIS, CENTER FOR SOUTHERN FOLKLORE

Recommended Arts Events August 24th - 28th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 24th, 2016

This weekend, embark on a progressive art journey with Cities Aviv performance project and POTS’ Disgraced. Take a Beer Flight, courtesy of Memphis Made and Three Penny Theatre, join MCA on their 32nd annual trip to Horn Island, then wrap things up with some astounding vocals at Jazz-A-Fire! read more »

Topics: MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, CIRCUIT PLAYHOUSE, MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART, EVERGREEN THEATRE, THREEPENNY THEATRE COMPANY, MEMPHIS BLACK ARTS ALLIANCE

Recommended Arts Events: August 17th - 21st

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 16th, 2016

This weekend, it’s all about awards! Check out an encore screening of popular Narrative Shorts, enter your own music for a Grammy Award, get a sneak peek behind the Motown scene, spend an evening amongst The Dixon’s art and gardens, and don’t miss Memphis Theatre’s biggest night of the year. Plus, there’s a bonus event happening on Tuesday! read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Indie Memphis, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter, Memphis Slim Collaboratory, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, The Ostrangers Theatre Awards

Recommended Arts Events August 10th - 14th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 10th, 2016

This weekend, we’re focusing on music and film!  Embark on a journey of discovery - experience a foreign film, an international film and music festival, a panel discussion on blues and a couple of sensational musicals. read more »

Topics: BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, HATTILOO THEATRE, ON LOCATION, PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE

Recommended Arts Events August 4th - 7th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 2nd, 2016

Don’t let the heat stop you from enjoying the last few weeks of summer! See Day into Night at the Memphis Brooks, “whet” your whistle at the Metal Museum and find out what a baobab is. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects.  read more »

Topics: METAL MUSEUM, BAOBAB FILM HOUSE, MEMPHIS BLACK ARTS ALLIANCE, LEMOYNE OWEN COLLEGE LITTLE THEATRE, MURALS, MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

Recommended Arts Events July 27 - 31, 2016

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 26th, 2016

Skip the heat this weekend and visit the dinosaur exhibit at the Pink Palace Museum. Check out Joseph Camp’s new works at Crosstown Arts – he’s there for one night only. Friday night, hit South Main for art, music, and more, and be sure to stop at the Hyde Gallery. Spend Saturday morning doing cool gold leaf activities at the Metal Museum. Cap your weekend at the Center for Southern Folklore with fantastic local music. read more »

Topics: PINK PALACE MUSEUM, HYDE GALLERY, METAL MUSEUM, TROLLEY NIGHT, CROSSTOWN ARTS, CENTER FOR SOUTHERN FOLKLORE

Recommended Arts Events July 21st -July 24th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 19th, 2016

Experience the arts this weekend!  Meet Ernie Cefalu, Creative Director of Pacific Eye & Ear, at Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Hear Low Society at the Center For Southern Folklore. Watch Debbie Litch as Judy Garland preform at Theatre Memphis. Have your portrait taken at Crosstown Arts. Celebrate the art and stories of the "King of Toys, Happy Hal” Miller. read more »

Topics: Memphis Rock & Soul Museum, Center for Southern Folklore, Crosstown Arts, Theatre Memphis, Happy Hal Miller, Low Society, Ernie Cefalu

Recommended Arts Events July 13 - 17th!

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 12th, 2016

Get out and support the arts this weekend!  Hear about 40 years of history with our volunteer radio station, WEVL, at Dixon's Munch and Learn, discover the world of comic books with local artist Adam Benet Shaw, relive the legendary R. L. Burnside's music through his grandson at the Levitt Shell, celebrate 28 Years of Blues on the Bluff at the Metal Museum, and join in with other makers at a meet and greet with Made By.  read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, WEVL, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 901 Comics, Levitt Shell, Made By

Recommended Arts Events July 6 - 10th

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 5th, 2016

Explore a hands-on family art gallery, learn how an exhibition comes together, see a Southern gothic tale come to life, get your groove on with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, and celebrate the contributions of women in theatre at a weeklong festival! read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Metal Museum, TheatreWorks, Playhouse on the Square, Levitt Shell, Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis, Hattiloo

Celebrate America! Recommended Arts Events June 29 - July 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 29th, 2016

Pop into July! Celebrate the July Fourth weekend with a host of local arts events! read more »

Topics: Germantown Community Theater, Memphis Symphony, Levitt Shell, Vintagia, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis Wind Symphony

Celebrate summer solstice with great music and beautiful views

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 21st, 2016

Grab a blanket and chill out by the river with great music and cinema  - in a converted chapel or in the presence of rock stars! read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Opera Memphis, Memphis Acoustic Music Association, ArtsMemphis, Stax Music Academy, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

June is a month for love, celebrate your love of the arts.

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 14th, 2016

Find love and acceptance in the arts this weekend at family-friendly musicals and free outdoor concerts or while celebrating local talent and the women of stax records.  read more »

Topics: Theatre Memphis, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, House of Mtenzi, Artistik Lounge, New Ballet Ensemble

Make this a weekend to remember: Recommended Arts Events May 19 - 22

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 17th, 2016

Forge lasting memories at these unforgettable arts events... This weekend, take your pick from a compelling survey of Southern art, a magical ballet, a Hip-Hop extravaganza, true confessions read aloud from real-life diaries, and a play about one of the world's most famous plays. read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Number Inc., Germantown Community Theatre, Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center

Are You Getting Enough Art? Recommended Arts Events May 11 - May 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on May 10th, 2016

Many scientists agree that the arts can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve well-being and enhance the way we fight infection. Start improving your life today by collecting art for your home or attending an art festival with the whole family.  read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Community Supported Art, Yard Sale, UpRise Festival, Opera Memphis

In the Light of Day: Recommended Arts Events April 28 - May 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 26th, 2016

No babysitters, fancy clothes, or expensive tickets needed! There are some very fun and family-friendly events going on this weekend - from a production of The Little Mermaid to free concerts, a film screening and Memphis’ first ever interior designer showcase! read more »

Topics: New Day Children's Theatre, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Stax Music Academy, The Blues Foundation, ArtsMemphis

A special anniversary for Shakespeare and art walks: Recommended events April 20 - April 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 19th, 2016

2016 marks the 400th year since William Shakespeare’s death. Rhodes College commemorates his life with the 1616 Symposium - a 3 day event incorporating multiple art forms and neighborhoods, and Luna Nova Ensemble celebrates Shakespeare in Song. Need more to do?  Join a senior art day, or attend one of several outdoor art sales. read more »

Topics: Rhodes College, Creative Aging, ArtWorks Foundation, VECA, Luna Nova

"A"pril is for Arts Appreciation

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 12th, 2016

Keep our alliterative theme in mind and take a chance on something new. Whether a totally different medium or a different style of your favorite art, challenge yourself to broaden your experience this month! read more »

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Reinvent Your (Out)Look: April 6 - 10

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 7th, 2016

Let this week’s arts events will transform you – inside and out!  Get fashion help, learn how to prioritize your creativity, take a closer look at some cultural traditions and personal relationships, and give your soul a lift with amazing gospel, blues and soul music. read more »

Topics: Memphis Fashion Week, Beale Street Caravan, Ballet Memphis, Crosstown Arts, UrbanArt

April Arts

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 29th, 2016

Can it be April already? The day of tricks and pranks may be looming, but these fantastic events are the real deal. Celebrate April Fools' this year by being smart - go out to see some art! read more »

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Arts in Bloom: March 22 - March 27

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 22nd, 2016

Flowers are blooming, trees are leafing, and the pollen is flowing - Spring is in the air! Complement your enjoyment of nature's beauty with a trip to one of these four artisic opportunities. Get the best of both worlds with exposure to natural and man-made art.  read more »

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Spring in the South: March 16 - March 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 15th, 2016

How does Spring make us feel? Henry Van Dyke’s poem "Spring in the South” expresses it best.  "Love, love, love, and pure delight of living: Winter is forgotten: here's a happy day!"  Truly celebrate Spring by attending one of these great events.  read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Ballet Memphis, Crosstown Arts, Voices of the South

A Performative Weekend: March 10- March 13

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 8th, 2016

Thunderstorms may be forecasted for this weekend, but there are too many wonderful performances to keep you inside listening to the rain! So grab your umbrella, brave the weather, and enjoy one of these four incredible opportunities to be immersed in theatre and music.   read more »

Topics: St. Agnes Academy, Hook Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, the Memphis Wind Symphony, First Baptist Church, Playhouse on the Square

Celebrated Performers and Emerging Talent: March 2 - March 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 1st, 2016

The extra day in February did not stop the calendar from still overflowing with arts events this weekend. Start out the new month right by enjoying concerts, performances, fundraisers, gallery openings and more.  read more »

Topics: The Orpheum Theatre, Gallery Ten Ninety One, PRIZM Ensemble, Ballet On Wheels Dance School & Company, Cordova High School Orchestra

Cultural Collaborations: Feb. 18 - Feb. 21

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 18th, 2016

Looking for an outing that takes advantage of Memphis’s flourishing cultural scene? Look no further! Below you can find a selection of events including plays, concerts, art exhibits, films, and more. Take some time to connect with the wide variety of artistic events displaying the creativity and authenticity of our city. Here are just of few of the events taking place Feb 18-21:  read more »

Topics: Memphis Center, Rhodes College, Orange Mound, Beethoven Club, Grace Chamber Players, Dixon Gallery, Contra-Tiempo

Deep Thoughts: Feb. 10 - Feb. 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 9th, 2016

Do you find it overwhelming to contemplate your life and place in the world? Let the arts guide you through the complexities of human identity, memories, emotions and history. Have a cathartic experience at the theatre, by listening to radio play, at a photography exhibition or a piano concert.  read more »

Topics: Voices of the South, Chatterbox Audio Theatre, Annesdale Park Gallery, The Orpheum Theater

Black History: Feb. 3 - Feb. 7

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 2nd, 2016

February has a way of sneaking up on you. but you better get busy if you are going to take advantage of all the amazing events crammed into the shortest month of the year – Black History, Valentine’s Day, Superbowl Sunday, Awards shows,Mardi Gras and more. Celebrate February with the arts!   read more »

Topics: Germantown Community Theatre, Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Crosstown Arts, Opera Memphis, Juneteenth Celebration

Discover the Arts: Making Music | Jan 26 - Jan 31

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 27th, 2016

A classically trained garage band, a symphony that only plays five decades of Star Trek arrangements, over 240 international blues performers and some jazz musicians all walked into a bar... Just kidding. Amazingly, ALL of the world class music described above will be performed in dozens of venues in Memphis this week - Check them out!  read more »

Topics: Buckman Perfromance Arts Center, The Orpheum Theatre, Concerts International, Germantown Performing Arts Center

Discover the Arts: Come Together Jan. 20 - Jan. 24

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 19th, 2016

Laying low since the New Year, that art scene is back! This weekend kicks off a fantastic season of cultural happenings with an array of new dances, plays and exhibitions. read more »

Topics: Collage dance Collective, LITE Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, ArtsMemphis