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Celebrate Spring in Memphis with #artsinapril

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 7th, 2017

Celebrate the Arts in Memphis this SPRING!

April in Memphis is one of the most beautiful times of the year and is a great time to experience the arts. We invite you to check out the many events this month by visiting our #artsinapril web page. 

This weekend alone features events at the Stax Museum if American Soul Music, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Boychoir, Circuit Playhouse, New Ballet Ensemble, Ballet Memphis, and SO MUCH MORE!

Click Here and choose the category ARTS IN APRIL to see all of the great events this month.

Arts Advocacy

It's more important than ever to contact our legislators and ask them to #SavetheNEA. ArtsMemphis is setting up postcard writing stations at several arts events around town. We ask you to take a moment to tell our elected officals write why the arts matter to you. #artsmatters  Each postcard is addressed and we will add the stamp plus mail it for you.

We recently heard from one Representative who said he received 65 postcards in one day. It makes a difference!

Where to Find Postcard Stations This Weekend

Look for our stations at Playhouse on the Square for the Midtown Opera Festival, Hattiloo Theatre and Brooks Museum of Art at the National Black Box Performing Arts Festival, T Clifton Art for the Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk, and at GPAC for the New Ballet Ensemble Springloaded: Coppélia Remix.

All of these stations are free and open to the public. Please stop by to fill out a postcard and let us mail it for you. 

Spotlight on National Civil Rights Museum

The National Civil Rights Museum is a 2016 Arts Builds Communities (ABC) grant winner for their funded activity, King Day. King Day is an annual event that has been a centerpiece of the Museum's programming since its opening in 1991. Activities include family arts and cultural programming, youth-centered learning, food vendors and the National Civil Rights Museum experience.

This year King Day was held on the national holiday Monday, January 16, and honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most prolific humanitarians and leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. The focus of the celebration was community service and social justice in honor of Dr. King’s impact on the global society. 

Thanks to their ABC grant they were able to present 7 artists and arts groups to a diverse crowd of over 6,000 people. 

  • Stax Music Academy
  • Watoto Memphis
  • Expe Abioto
  • Joe Murphy
  • Will Graves
  • Jamond Bullock
  • Mighty Souls Brass Band

Will Watoto Memphis Performs On Mainstage For NCRM King Day 2017 Watoto Memphis Performs In Kids Tent At NCRM Kind Day 2017 Watoto Memphis Performs For King Day 2017 Stax Music Academy Performing At NCRM King Day 2017 SMA Performs At King Day 2017  Guitar SMA Performing For Crowd At NCRM King Day 2017 SMA Performing At King Day 2017 Jamond Bullock Live Painting At NCRM King Day 2017 Child Live Painting At NCRM King Day 2017
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Ruby O'Gray: Congratulations to the Arts Builds Community Grant Winner! Things have changed, for not long after Dr. King's demise, several of us who are artists consistently produced works in churches, schools, etc., that centered around his legacy. It warms my heart to see a greater interest in artistic expression and commemoration, especially in Memphis.

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