You can’t describe Memphis‘ soul without mentioning the broad and diverse artistry created across Shelby County!
In the spirit of uplifting our arts community, Shelby County Government unveiled their “Art For All” campaign–a celebration of how art and culture unites all citizens to imagine, create and collaborate. Spearheaded by the Shelby County Arts & Culture Nonprofit subcommittee, “Art For All” features three free and open to the public tentpole events throughout the spring.
“Art challenges our thinking, creates new connections, and inspires us to explore,” said Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris. “Shelby County has always been a beacon for arts and culture and it’s important everyone has access to this world. We encourage all our neighbors to discover the tremendous artistry and talent that abounds in our community throughout the spring, summer, and beyond.”
Here are the events to keep on your radar!
Caza de Arte (Art Hunt)
Saturday, April 22 from 11 am to 3 pm
Arkwings in Frayser, 2034 James Rd., Memphis, TN
Arkwings will host Caza de Arte (Art Hunt) Latino Art Exhibit and Multi-Cultural Festival! This event is a Latino art exhibit and multi-cultural festival featuring an artist market, art exhibits by local Latino artists, art making stations, bilingual learning space, food trucks, live metal-smithing with the Mobile Memphis Metal Museum (M4), and an art hunt with hundreds of mini-art pieces scattered throughout The Art Yard for attendees to discover and take home.
Plus, live performances by Caza Teatro, New Ballet Ensemble, Opera Memphis, and others. The event is free and open to the public.
Stax Museum Family Day
Saturday, May 13 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN
Celebrating Stax’s 20th Anniversary, the event includes free admission to Stax Museum and exhibits, live performances, food trucks, face painting, balloon art, caricatures, and a Mother’s Day crafts art-making station. Celebrating Stax’s 20th Anniversary, the event includes free admission to Stax Museum and exhibits, live performances, food trucks, face painting, balloon art, caricatures, and a Mother’s Day crafts art-making station from contributing organizations like Memphis Music Initiative, Playhouse on the Square, and Creative Aging.
The event is free and open to the public.
Art For All Festival at the Museum of Science & History
Sunday, June 25 from 11 am to 3 pm
Museum of Science & History (MoSH), formerly the Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave, Memphis, TN
Dozens of arts & culture organizations come together to showcase performances and artmaking from across Shelby County through live performances, artist markets, food trucks and more. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the newly established 901ArtForAll.com featuring the latest on the campaign including event details, stories on art, culture and artists, a detailed map featuring art organizations across Shelby County, and more.
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