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Spring into the ARTS in Memphis this April! April 21-23, 2017

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 21st, 2017

See what's happening this weekend in Memphis. Catch up with the latest news from the #SavetheNEA campaign. Learn about two ArtsMemphis grantees that are participating in Art by Design next weekend. read more »

Topics: SavetheNEA, STAX Music Acedmy, Africa in April, PRIZM Ensemble, Memphis Music Initiative, artsinapril

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: 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

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

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: December 16 - December 20

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 15th, 2015

Reconnecting with family and friends while sharing amazing art and  artistry is always a good idea! There are lots of unforgettable events to chose from this holiday season.  Give a ticket to one of these events to even the hardest to impress... read more »

Topics: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Project Motion, Brian Anderson Photography, Stax Music Academy

Discover the Arts: December 9 - December 13

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 8th, 2015

Need a break from all your holiday shopping? We suggest relaxing with this weekend’s amazing display of wintry concerts. Soul to chamber music and classical or choral concerts with arrangements that will surely blow you away.  read more »

Topics: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Memphis Wind Symphony, The Memphis Boychoir, Inc., Memphis Symphony Orchestra

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 14 - 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on October 13th, 2015

In Memphis, it's ALL about the Music. From open houses, festivals, birthdays, concerts to tributes - there is no mistaking that our city has world class music and musicians. So get out and enjoy LIVE!, some music that moves you.  read more »

Topics: Beale Street Caravan, Concerts International, Decorative Arts Trust, Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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: July 15 - July 19

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 14th, 2015

Multiply your summer fun! This week’s art events and performances feature multi-media, multi-creative practices and multi-instrumentalists.  There’s a contemporary art show created in response to socially conscious music from the Stax Records catalog, a festival celebrating the largest graffiti mural in Memphis, a Digital-Rock-Bboy-Jam inspired block party with art-making, music, film, and dance, and a Brazilian choro concert. read more »

Topics: West Tennessee Choro, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Paint Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Discover the Arts: April 29-May 3

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 28th, 2015

Art can allow us to obtain a unique glimpse into the past-hear a legendary musician perform songs from America's past, glimpse a documentary detailing a boxing great's historic stance, see images from the soulful "Memphis Sound" and expierience the legacy of a historic Memphis neighborhood.  read more »

Topics: The Orpheum Theatre, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, PRIZM Ensemble, Visible Community Music School, Blues City Cultural Center

Discover the Arts: September 4 - September 7

Posted on September 2nd, 2014

Enjoy an evening in the garden, visit one of America's favorite families, listen to never before heard music and kick off a fall concert series. read more »

Topics: Ballet Memphis, Theatre Memphis, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Levitt Shell, Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts: July 2 - July 6

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Treat your ears to a free concert, explore the wonders of the farmer's market and celebrate America's birthday.  read more »

Topics: Stax, Levitt Shell, Cooper-Young Farmer's Market

Discover the Arts: June 19 - June 22

Posted on June 17th, 2014

Travel back to the 1960s, enjoy a night of music and movies with the family, listen to the musical stylings of Stax alumni and dance the night away to the music of Bollywood. read more »

Topics: Playhouse on the Square, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Stax Music Academy, Collage Dance Collective

Discover the Arts: February 26-March 1

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 25th, 2014

Remember recess? Revisit play-time with the performing and visual arts. Learn why Memphis Matters with Playback Memphis. Support the Dixon and your local craftsmen with a pottery show and sale. Don’t miss the legendary Sharon Jones with local favorite Valerie June in what’s sure to be an unforgettable performance. read more »

Topics: Stax Music Academy, Peace, Love & Soulsville, Memphis Matters, Playback Memphis, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, All That's Clay, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Valerie June, Minglewood Hall

Discover the Arts: Holiday Shopping Edition!

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 3rd, 2013

Discover the Arts this weekend! Memphis has a host of holiday happenings this weekend, making it easy to support your favorite arts groups AND get your holiday shopping accomplished. Start off the weekend off early on Thursday for an evening of shopping, drinks and bites to support ArtsMemphis at Langford Market. Then hit up the slew of sales happening on Sunday at the Metal Museum, Stax Museum and the Brooks. read more »

Topics: Metal Museum, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax, Langford Market

Discover the Arts: July 25-July 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on July 23rd, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! Go back in time—to the Old Testament and the 1970s—with a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Continue the flashback with The Doors’ legendary Hollywood Bowl performance right here in Memphis. Get funky with the Stax Music Academy Alumni Band at B.B. Kings. Make your own bronze metal molds at the Botanic Garden. read more »

Topics: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Kroc Center of Memphis, Indie Memphis, Levitt Shell, Concert Film Series, Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, B.B. Kings, Memphis Botanic Garden, Metal Clay Mold Mania,

Discover the Arts: May 2-May 6

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 30th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend!  Yay!  It’s Memphis in May – Memphis’ most exciting and eventful time of the year.  Kick if off at the 37th anniversary of the Beale Street Music Festival, a 3-day multi-stage event on the Mississippi River. Join Memphis in May International Festival’s salute to Sweden, its culture, customs and cuisine, with a wide variety of performances and exhibitions all over town. Need a way to get around?  Be one of the first to hop on the best sightseeing value in town – the Memphis Hop bus. Take the Hop to Stax to learn ... read more »

Topics: Memphis in May, Memphis Hop, Beale Street Music Fest, Memphis Hop, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Stax Museum, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Icehotel Photo Exhibit, Made in Sweden: 20th Century, Giving the Music Back, Memphis Hop Unveiling

Discover the Arts: April 25-April 28

Posted by ArtsMemphis on April 23rd, 2013

 Discover the arts this weekend!  For family friendly fun, head to Stax to the Max, an all day outdoor music and arts festival presented by ArtsMemphis. Spend the weekend watching groundbreaking films and music videos from Memphis and around the world at the On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Fest or take in some contemporary fine art at Memphis College of Art’s MFA Thesis exhibition featuring work from MCA Masters of Fine Arts candidates.  Be there when A Murder is Announced at Germantown Community Theatre.  Watch Miss Marple solve a classic Christie ... read more »

Topics: Stax to the Max, Soulsville, On Location: Memphis, MFA Thesis exhibition, Memphis College of Art, A Murder is Announced, Germantown Community Theatre

Special Edition: Discover the Arts - Black History Month in Memphis

Posted by ArtsMemphis on February 4th, 2013

Discover the arts this month! As a city with such a rich legacy of both African-American history and the arts, it’s no surprise that Memphis’ arts groups are celebrating Black History Month with a variety of vibrant and engaging events. Here are some ways for you to celebrate Black History Month with the arts. 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. Below we've highlighted just a few of many ... read more »

Topics: Black History Month, Discover the Arts, Stax Music Academy, Memphis College of Art, Playhouse on the Square, Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Ballet on Wheels

Discover the Arts: Jan. 31 - Feb. 5

Posted by ArtsMemphis on January 29th, 2013

Discover the arts this weekend! See the Cannon Center lose its roof, have your stories played back to you and survey ten plus years of great contemporary art. Plus, RISE with Collage dance Collective and go the Wild West with Opera Memphis. 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 recommended just a few of many performances and ... read more »

Topics: Memphis Matters, Playback Memphis, Elixir of Love, Opera Memphis. RISE: Winter Concert, Collage dance Collective, Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001-Now, STAX Music Academy, Black History Month

Discover the Arts: Dec. 6- Dec. 11

Posted by ArtsMemphis on December 4th, 2012

We invite you to discover the arts this weekend by attending one or all of the following art events! HOLIDAY EVENTS SECOND EDITION: These events are sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Be apart of Memphis traditions, start new ones or give the gift of the arts! 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 many holiday performances from December 6 - 11 read more »

Topics: Nut ReMix, It's A Wonderful LIfe: A Live Radio Play, Holiday Show and Sale Open House, The Nutcracker, Steve Cropper, Booker T & the MG's, New Ballet Ensemble, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Metal Museum, Hattiloo Theatre, Stax Music Academy, A Million Wings, Wild Abundance Publishing