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King Day Arts Activities Funded by ArtsMemphis

ArtsMemphis-Funded Activities Draw Big Crowds at the National Civil Rights Museum Above: Watoto Memphis 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... Read More
at Friday, Apr 7, 2017

Press Release: ArtsMemphis Announces 2017 Emmett O'Ryan Award Winner

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN  (April 6, 2017) – Carl E. Moore, a local visual artist, best known for his vivid, high-contrast paintings, is the recipient of the seventh annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration.  This award is presented by ArtsMemphis and generously sponsored by Metropolitan Bank, in partnership with Butler Snow.  It is given each year to a local artist whose work demonstrates creative and civic leadership within the... Read More
at Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Write a Postcard to Help #SAVEtheNEA

Help #SAVEtheNEA It's more important than ever to contact our legislators and urge 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... Read More
at Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017

Press Release: Two Top Companies Team Up for 2017 Emmett Award

For immediate release   MEMPHIS, TN -  (April 4, 2017) – ArtsMemphis will present its 7th Annual Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration at a ceremony this Thursday, April 6th, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.  The “Emmett” is given each year to a local artist who has demonstrated creative and civic leadership within the Memphis arts community.  The winner receives a $10,000 cash award. The award is named in honor of... Read More
at Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017

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