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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

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

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

Discover the Arts: November 11 - November 15

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 10th, 2015

The spoken word is inextricably woven with ART - experience this yourself with a weekend full of stories of triumph, American music, the creative process, pride and perspective in the following "only-in-Memphis" experiences.  read more »

Topics: Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Literacy Mid-South, UrbanArt Commission, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: November 4 - November 8

Posted by ArtsMemphis on November 3rd, 2015

After last weekend’s wild Halloween celebrations, this weekend is all about taking it easy. From lectures to play-openings, Memphis will host numerous laid back options for arts enthusiasts to enjoy.  read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, The Orpheum Theatre, Brooks Museum of Art, Beckman Arts Center, Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Discover the Arts: October 28 - November 2

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 27th, 2015

It's not too late to make your ARTY Halloween plans. Attend a spooky fundraiser, an eerie workshop, ghostly singing or hair-raising presentations. read more »

Topics: Latino Memphis, Memphis College of Art, Metal Museum, Memphis Boychoir, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: October 7 - October 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 6th, 2015

Time to take a break, that is, a fall break! Help turn trash to treasure at Ballet Memphis’ Deconstruction Day and Dixon Gallery’s Art Break.  Enjoy a little comedy and heartbreak at The Break-Up Show and attend a workshop breaking down on the future of the arts! read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, The Break-Up Show, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: September 16 - September 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 15th, 2015

Since some people are thinkers and others are doers. This weekend’s eclectic sampling of arts events caters to Memphians of all sorts. Whether you enjoy relaxing at outdoor concerts or want to try your hand at abstract painting, this weekend’s events will allow you to experience the myriad of arts organizations enlivening Memphis.    read more »

Topics: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, ArtsMemphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Levitt Shell, Music at Second, Fountain Art Gallery

Discover the Arts: August 26 - August 30

Posted by ArtsMemphis on August 25th, 2015

Are you curious about public art and the Crosstown neighborhood? Good news. There are several fantastic exhibitions, screenings, award shows and casting calls to satisfy yourcuriosity this week. Choose from an opening reception featuring 14 visual artists with public art projects in Memphis or a collaborative exhibition featuring works from several artists living and/or working in the Klondike Smokey City, New Chicago and Crosstown neighborhoods. Or are animated films, the performance arts, acting and filmmaking  more your speed? Check out a film ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Crosstown Arts, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Ostrander Awards, Katori Hall

Discover the Arts: June 24 - June 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 23rd, 2015

The arts are beckoning you to experience our rich culture and cutting edge art- won't you come share the good news! Come together around tamales at the inaugural festival celebrating delicious Latin American food, art and culture. See how art and activism have the power to change perceptions, demystify taboos, and expand world understanding. Strenghten the arts by attending a concert by our city's most talented young performers as they share the Memphis Sound. Find one of the keys to confronting race and social injustice. read more »

Topics: Centro Cultural, Caritas Village, Crosstown Arts, ArtsMemphis, Levitt Shell, Marshall Arts, Circuitous Succession

Discover the Arts: April 8 - April 12

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 7th, 2015

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…Enjoy a unique meal at a former firehouse, delight children with a classic children’s literature character, sing along with the beginning of the Midtown Opera Festival, and experience the latest creations from the Dixon’s educational programs. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis Culinary Series, Midtown Opera Festival, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, The Orpheum Theatre

Discover the Arts: March 6-March 8

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 3rd, 2015

Find out how out our relationships influence art, discover how music helped a movement, follow what happens in a post-war drama and fill your weekend with laughter. read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Brooks Museum, Germantown Community Theatre, Memphis Comedy Festival, ArtsMemphis

Guest blog by CARAMELIZED, A DOLLAR GOES A LONG WAY AT THE JAMES LEE HOUSE

Posted on February 17th, 2015

Master Chef Jose Gutierrez explained his ArtsMemphis culinary series menu inspiration wisely: “Let the space inspire you.” read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis Culinary Series, PRIZM ENSEMBLE, Master Chef Jose Guiterrez, James Lee House, Kallen Esperian

Guest Blog by Caramelized, INTERNATIONAL STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

Posted on October 6th, 2014

ARTSMEMPHIS: INTERNATIONAL STREET FOOD FESTIVAL A welcoming cove in Midtown Memphis sang a different tune last Sunday evening – an international tune, if you will – as over one hundred gathered for a food festival of global cuisine and world-class design. The kick-off event of ArtsMemphis’ culinary series provided classic taste and memorable atmosphere with perfect company and perfect fall weather. read more »

Topics: Culinary Series, Mad & Hungry, Caramelized, ArtsMemphis, Jonathan Magallanes, Jennifer Dickerson, Mac Edwards, Andrew Adams

Discover the Arts: September 25 - September 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 23rd, 2014

Kick off the Culinary Series in the coolest of coves, teach the kids how things move, go on a magic carpet ride and enjoy a night of ballet & jookin'. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Culinary Series, Ballet Memphis, Buckman Performing Arts Center, New Ballet, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: September 18 - September 28

Posted on September 16th, 2014

Attend an opening reception for an eccentric collection, enjoy the classic tale of a famous spider and explore the faces of Memphis. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Hattiloo Theatre, Christian Brothers University. Ballet Memphis, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: July 24 - July 27

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

Channel your inner truck driver at the party of the year, celebrate Memphis' vibrant culture, take a trip to Treasure Island and put a twist on dinner theatre. read more »

Topics: ArtsAccelerator, ArtsMemphis, Broad Avenue Pavilion, HypeLife Arts, The Orpheum Theatre,

Arts In Motion: Ghosts of Crosstown part 2

Posted by Ghost O Crosstown on April 3rd, 2014

Any good ghost knows you can’t possibly pen a great opera without a compelling story and an intriguing score, and that’s just what Ghosts of Crosstown offers: climactic crescendos, a dramatic rise and fall that keeps you wondering what will happen next. Of course, being that I’ve been around the block a few hundred times, I know EXACTLY what to expect.  read more »

Topics: Opera Memphis, ArtsMemphis, Arts in Motion, Midtown Opera Festival

Arts In Motion: Ghosts of Crosstown part 1

Posted by Ghost O Crosstown on March 25th, 2014

Here lies the evolution of Opera and the new angles, messages and audiences it’s reaching. You may know nothing of the subject, be unfamiliar with any noted works or libretti (we’ll get to that one later,) but who said change was easy? Not me. I’m still sneaking up on and scaring the beetlejuice out of people from 1943! By the way, I’m Ghost. Ghost O. Crosstown. (Where’s a rim shot when you need one)?  read more »

Topics: Opera Memphis, ArtsMemphis, Arts in Motion, Midtown Opera Festival

Arts In Motion….bringing you the movement of arts in the city.

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 21st, 2014

ArtsMemphis will present a series of blogs, introducing you to the plans, programs, events, initiatives and campaigns of the organization and its supporters. In each series, we will invite you to the hottest tickets in town, give you background bios on local artists and performers, and share with you everything arts Memphis and its partners have cooking up around the city.  read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis blog, Arts in Motion

Discover the Arts: February 21-February 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 18th, 2014

Discover a World of Wonders with a weekend of performances by Ballet Memphis. Brush up on your history of English and American Decorative Art with two talks from the Brooks and the Decorative Arts Trust. See young pianist Benjamin Hochman make his IRIS Orchestra debut with Andrew Sullivan’s The Tempest. Take in some of Memphis’ most important contemporary art at a free reception at ArtsMemphis, featuring a talk by Dr. James Patterson, local collector and President of Delta Axis. read more »

Topics: World of Wonders, Ballet Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Decorative Art Trust, Burghley and Burled: A Massive and Stately English Home & American Style, IRIS Orchestra, Benjamin Hochman, Delta Axis, Delta (Axis) Does Memphis, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: February 21-February 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 18th, 2014

Discover a World of Wonders with a weekend of performances by Ballet Memphis. Brush up on your history of English and American Decorative Art with two talks from the Brooks and the Decorative Arts Trust. See young pianist Benjamin Hochman make his IRIS Orchestra debut with Andrew Sullivan’s The Tempest. Take in some of Memphis’ most important contemporary art at a free reception at ArtsMemphis, featuring a talk by Dr. James Patterson, local collector and President of Delta Axis. read more »

Topics: World of Wonders, Ballet Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Decorative Art Trust, Burghley and Burled: A Massive and Stately English Home & American Style, IRIS Orchestra, Benjamin Hochman, Delta Axis, Delta (Axis) Does Memphis, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: October 30-November 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 29th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Experience the best in independent film making right here in Memphis with local festival Indie Memphis,.Enjoy an Argentinean-style bonfire feast at Foxfield with St. Jude Chefs Miles McMath and Rick Farmer, Kevin Shockency from the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club and Lee Richardson. See an Agatha Christie classic a Germantown Community Theatre. Celebrate Memphis' finest blues musicians and BBQ, all in support of blind college students in Tennesseee. read more »

Topics: Indie Memphis Film Festival, Indie Memphis, Foxfield, 48 Hour Bonfire Weekend, ArtsMemphis Culinary Series, Black Coffee, Germantown Community Theatre, Braille, Blues and BBQ

Discover the Arts: September 5-September 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 3rd, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Sing for yo’ Suppa with Zydeco king Terrance Simien and swamp princess, Marcella Simien on the bluffs of the Mississippi. Kick off Ballet Memphis’ season en pointe and en vogue with a runway show featuring the company’s most beautiful costumes. See Inner City South’s one-of-a-kind fusion of hip-hop and spoken word. Hear about the inspirations for the work of two of Memphis’ favorite young artists. read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Marcella Simien, Culinary Series, Sing fo yo' Suppa, ArtsMemphis, Ballet Memphis, enpointe/envogue, Inner City South, The Fusion Network Hip Hop Theatre, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, A Different Kind of Landscape: Maysey Craddock and Erin Harmon

Discover the Arts: June 20-June 25

Posted by ArtsMemphis on June 18th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Need an outing for the whole family? Support ArtsMemphis at Shell Out for the Arts for an evening of wine, beer and dinner from Fratelli’s, great music by John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys and a special kids’ activity by Theatre Memphis. Experience a weekend of chamber music by some of the nation’s most talented musicians at the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, produced by Luna Nova Music. Pay homage to one of Memphis’ most important assets—our teachers—at Playback Memphis’ Memphis Matters Celebrates Teachers performance. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Shell Out for the Arts, John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys, Theatre Memphis, Belvedere Chamber Music Festival, Luna Nova Music, Playback Memphis, Memphis Matters Celebrates Teachers, Sid Selvidge, Levitt Shell

Discover the Arts: April 4- April 7

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 2nd, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Bring the entire family to celebrate student achievement in the arts and witness the power of arts in education at ArtsFest 2013.  Experience 3 nights of fashion and excitement as Memphis Fashion Weekend highlights the work of 9 national and local designers.  Join ArtsMemphis as we showcase Memphis’ vibrant art and design culture with a fashion inspired exhibition including work by several Memphis artists as well as sketches from the emerging fashion designers chosen to participate in Memphis Fashion Weekend. read more »

Topics: Memphis City Schools, ArtsFest, Memphis Fashion Weekend, ArtsMemphis, fashion plate

Discover the Arts: March 6 - March 10

Posted by ArtsMemphis on March 5th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Attend multiple events, each featuring multiple artists!  Start with Crosstown Arts’ Pecha Kucha Night with presenters from ArtsMemphis and the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, among others. Catch the final performance of Footnotes 4-Lifted, an evening of collaborative dance combining the work of ten area dance groups. On Saturday March 9, head to the Metal Museum for the Cosmic Trunk Show where several museum store artists will be displaying an array of wares, or get tuned into spring at the multi-talented Wolf River Singers’ Spring ... read more »

Topics: Crosstown Arts, Pecha Kucha, ArtsMemphis, Footnotes 4- Lifted, Metal Museum, Cosmic Trunk Show, Wolf River Singers

Discover the Arts: Feb. 13 - Feb. 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 12th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Go insane at Five in One listening to Berlin Based Beatjazz, share Maxine Strawder's passion for dance, take the whole family to the Dixon for free and visit the ArtsMemphis Group Exhibition honoring Emmett O'Ryan, featuring 12 local artists. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Check back every Wednesday at 2:00 for our must-see picks for the weekend – or click here to get our recommendations in your inbox. Below we've highlighted ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Emmett O'Ryan Award Group Exhibition, Project:Motion, Onyx Ashanti, Five in One, Memphis Art Family Day, Dixon Gallery & Gardens

Discover the Arts Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 30th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one of the following art events! Have a ball with visual arts this weekend with Artafactor, Indie Memphis Film Festival, dance performances from local and national companies, and good old family fun at Shelby Farms. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. Below we've recommended just a few of the many events happening October 31-November 4. Click here to view the complete art events ... read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Indie Memphis, Bill T. Jones, Arnie Zane Dance Company, Beale Street Landing, Buckman Arts Center at St. Marys School, Shelby Farms, Playhouse on the Square, Sudio on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: Oct. 11 - Oct. 14

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 9th, 2012

There's a lot going on this weekend! Get creative with great events for kids & family. Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. We've recommended just a few of all the events happening October 11 - 14. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Theatre Memphis, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, The Memphis Chamber Music Society, David Lusk Gallery, Levitt Shell, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums

Discover the Arts: Sept 20 - Sept 23

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 19th, 2012

Here in Memphis we have an authentic, juicy culture all our own – full of diverse arts groups, cultural events and creative neighborhood-based projects. ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. We've recommended just a few of all the events happening September 20 - 23. However, there hundreds of organizations posting events to our site artsmemphis.org, making it the go-to source for engaging with the arts. read more »

Topics: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Downtown Memphis Commission, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Memphis, 30 Days of Opera, ArtsMemphis

Discover the Arts: Sept 4 - Sept 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on September 4th, 2012

End the summer right with four fun arts events in Memphis. There are so many things happening, and there's no better time to explore our city's offerings than the late summertime. Check out our picks for events happening over the next few weeks at venues all over the city. read more »

Topics: Germantown Performing Arts Center, Ballet Memphis, ArtsCard, Secret Sisters, Horn Island 28, Memphis College of Art, ArtsMemphis.org, Events Calendar, Playhouse on the Square, Good People, The Circuit Playhouse

Discover the Arts Newsletter

Posted by Susan Schadt on August 27th, 2012

ArtsMemphis invites you to Discover the Arts – for the first time or all over again. Visit the new and improved ArtsMemphis.org. With hundreds of organizations posting events, our site is the go-to source for engaging with the arts. read more »

Topics: ArtsMemphis, Memphis Event Calendar