The art of giving. It's local.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.....  Fa la la la la la la la! 

The coffee conversation this morning was about holiday giving.

Where are you doing your shopping?  What did you get? At ArtsMemphis we like to support the arts and this season is one of the most fun! Here are some of our suggestions. Share yours in the comments.

Elizabeth is excited to check out the Brooks Museum of Art's new store this weekend. Treat yourself to Sunday Brunch at Cafe Brooks by Paradox then pop in for unique gifts reflective of the global roots of their art collection. Dixon Gallery & Gardens is another great option for shopping and lunch.

Will told us about Opera Memphis Holiday Caroling. Did you know that they are available for your holiday party? Their carolers have a varied repertoire of songs from classic carols to contemporary holiday standards, and sacred to secular, they sing it all!

Ashley is relatively new to Memphis and was really excited to discover from Colleen, all the great holiday pop up shops and open studios around town.  From Winter Arts in East Memphis to The Art Factory in Midtown. She is picking up gifts from local artists for everyone on her list. 

Tracy reminded us of off the beaten path spots for truly unique gifts. Stax Shop, National Civil Rights Museum gift shop, and buying season tickets at Playhouse on the Square.  Did you know Playhouse offers a special 8 pack season ticket? It's completely flexible – season tickets can be used in any combination and are valid for shows at Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and [email protected]!

Ellen will be spending her Saturday at the Broad Avenue Arts District supporting all the artists and local restaurants in that area. Bingham & Broad features local and regional art, T Clifton Art represents local and regional artists, and we all love Paper & Clay and Question the Answer, two local artists sharing a studio together. She is especially excited about the new Memphis ornament at Falling into Place or the new ornament at Five in One Social Club. Both, very cool. 

ArtsMemphis has some great gift ideas too. 

Make a donation in celebration of a friend or family member and we will send them an ArtsCard to receive 2-for-1 tickets at different venues around town or purchase your Art by Design tickets in advance.  Both will make great stocking stuffers 

We hope you will spend your holiday shopping by supporting the arts!

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