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Press Release: ArtsMemphis to Host Free Arts Festival

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Featuring public art, performances and hands-on arts activities

MEMPHIS, TN (March 13, 2012) – ArtsMemphis will host a free Pop Up arts festival from 12-4 p.m. on March 24 at the Hollywood Community Center, 1560 North Hollywood.

The arts festival will include the permanent installation of five picnic tables, designed and decorated by local artists, at the Hollywood Community Center. It will also include the dedication of artist Suzy Hendrix’s mosaic, sponsored by UrbanArt Commission, at the Hollywood Branch Library.

The event will include 10 performances by groups including Project: Motion, Tennessee Shakespeare Company and the Daddy Mack Blues Band. Dozens of organizations including New Ballet Ensemble and School, Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Theatre Memphis will host hands-on activity booths for children. The event is free and open to the public.

ArtsMemphis received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to produce three community arts events over the course of a year, presenting the work of Memphis’ finest arts organizations and working artists to communities with little or no exposure to the cultural sector. One took place in Frayser in October 2011, and an additional Pop Up is planned for Orange Mound on April 29.

About ArtsMemphis
Since 1963, ArtsMemphis has raised funds to ensure excellence in the arts and build a vibrant cultural community for everyone. In FY11, ArtsMemphis allocated more than 95 percent of its annual campaign, in addition to enhancement funds from the historic Memphis for the Arts endowment campaign, to award $2.8 million to the Memphis arts community through 280 grants in nine grant categories. For more information, visit artsmemphis.org.

For more information, please contact: Julia McDonald, ArtsMemphis, 901/578-2787, [email protected]

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