Arts Access is an annual outreach program coordinated by ArtsMemphis and sponsored by Baptist Memorial Health Care that ensures the arts are available to those who can't always afford the price of admission. Thanks to more than 30 participating arts organizations, free tickets to arts events and exhibitions are available year-round for EBT cardholders, TennCare/Church Health Center patients, Tickets for Troops member families and Pop Up ArtsFest attendees.

Download the 2013-14 brochure here or pick up copies of the brochure at more than 40 sites in Shelby County.

To reserve Arts Access tickets, you must have an Arts Access card. You must show proof of eligibility just once to get your Arts Access card. Cards are available at these distribution sites:

  • ArtsMemphis (East Memphis) - 575 South Mendenhall, 578.2787
  • STAX Museum of American Soul Music (South Memphis) - 926 East McLemore, 946.2535
  • Caritas Village (Binghampton) - 2509 Harvard, 327.5246
  • Ed Rice Community Center (Frayser) - 2907 North Watkins, 357.6919
  • Orange Mound Community Center (Orange Mound) - 2572 Park, 636.6878
  • Hickory Hill Community Center (Hickory Hill) - 3910 Ridgeway, 566.9685
  • Whitehaven Public Library - 4120 Millbranch, 415.2781
  • Whitehaven Community Center - 4318 Graceland, 332.0783

Once you have your Arts Access card, review the schedule brochure and find an Arts Access event you would like to attend.

Call the arts organization directly to request Arts Access tickets.

For more information, contact Parke Kennedy at 901.578.2787 or pkennedy [at] artsmemphis [dot] org.

2013-14 Participating Organiations:
Africa in April: 947.2133
Art Museum at the University of Memphis: 678.2224
Ballet Memphis: 737.7322
Beethoven Club: 274.2504
Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University: 321.3243
Blues Foundation: 527.2583
Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre Company: 946.6140
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School: 537.1483
Concerts International: 527.3067
Center for Southern Folklore: 525.3655
Collage dance Collective, Inc: 672.7504
Crosstown Arts: 507.8033
Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 761.5250
Germantown Community Theatre: 754.2680
Germantown Symphony Orchestra: 755.8708
Germantown Performing Arts Centre: 751.7500
Hattiloo Theatre: 525.0009
Indie Memphis: 214.5171
IRIS Orchestra: 751.7500
Levitt Shell: 272.2722
Luna Nova Ensemble: 278.2699
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: 544.6200
Memphis College of Art: 272.5100
Memphis Symphony Orchestra: 537.2525
Metal Museum: 774.6380
Music at Lindenwood: 458.1652
New Ballet Ensemble and School: 726.9225
New Moon Theatre Company: 872.6878
Opera Memphis: 257.3100
Orpheum Theatre: 529.4205
Playhouse 51: 872.7170
Playhouse on the Square: 726.4656
Project Motion: 214.5327
Rhodes College Clough-Hanson Gallery: 843.3442
Rudi Scheidt School of Music: 678.2541
STAX Museum of American Soul Music: 946.2535
Tennessee Shakespeare Company 759.0604
Theatre Memphis: 682.8323
UrbanArt Commission: 454.0474
Visible Music College: 381.3939
Voices of the South: 726.0800
Women's Theatre Festival 213.7566