Art By Design

ANNO DOMINI (art & design)
photo: Sarah Rossi

What is Art By Design?

Art By Design is a unique event series that brings together over a dozen interior design teams to create custom “vignettes” within a chic gallery showroom.  Every year, we draw a crowd of hundreds to an exciting mix of events, including an exclusive VIP dinner and cocktail receptions.  All proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales go to ArtsMemphis and help us award grants to more than 80 local arts groups and artists. 

Since it began in 2016, Art By Design has...

  • ...raised approximately $250,000
  • ...attracted over 300 first-time donors to ArtsMemphis
  • ...communicated our mission to over 1,100 attendees and participants
  • ...forged or deepened partnerships with dozens of local businesses and nonprofits

Mark your calendar for
Art By Design 2018.



April 5 - 8, 2018


The Historic Pipkin Building at the Memphis Fairgrounds


Ann Parker (Parker Design Studio)
Becca Gaines (B. Gaines Interior Design)
Event Co-Chairs 

Steering Committee

Jennifer Chandler
Gwen Driscoll
Andrea Fenise
Cara Greenstein
Lucy Lee

Whitney Luckett
Amy and Cameron Mann
Selena McAdams
Sarah Spinosa
Anna Wunderlich

Greg Baudoin (Greg Baudoin Interior Design)
Event Founder, ArtsMemphis Board Member

2018 Events

VIP Preview Dinner

Thurs., April 5, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.

Guests will be the very first to see the vignettes, which will surround them as they enjoy a seated dinner. In addition, there will be live entertainment and conversation with some of the participating designers.  Each VIP Dinner ticket comes with unlimited showroom access during all three General Admission Days.

  • Tickets: $250

Cocktail Party

Fri., April 6, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.

Guests will stroll through the exhibition with drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres.  They will enjoy some of Memphis’ finest live entertainment and mingle with the designers.

  • Tickets: $75

General Admission Days

Fri. / Sat. / Sun., April 6 – 8, 2018 

This year, for the first time, we will open the showroom to the general public for three days.  We expect to attract a diverse crowd of all ages.  There will be a variety of special presentations and activities including a talk by nationally acclaimed interior designer and author Marshall Watson, hosted by the Decorative Arts Trust.

  • Tickets: $20


Highlights from Past Years

Click the links below for information about designers who have participated in our past Art By Design events.

2016 Highlights
2017 Highlights

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Art By Design comes with a host of high-visibility branding and recognition opportunities.  To discuss a sponsorship package that would add value to your business, email William Murray, Director of Development & Communications.


Here are some of the generous companies that we've worked with in the past:




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