5 Arts Organizations to Support This Summer in Memphis

Thanks to its vibrant arts community, Memphis is a city bursting with creativity and culture. This summer, show your support for these five outstanding arts organizations that enrich the city with their diverse programs and initiatives. Curious about what’s going on at all of these organizations and more? Be sure to check out the Art for All Art Hub for events and more!

1. Crosstown Arts

If you haven’t stopped by the gallery on the second floor at Crosstown Concourse, listened to a show  in the Green Room at Crosstown Arts, or taken in a film at Crosstown Theater, this summer is the perfect time to do so! Crosstown Arts is in the heart of the Crosstown Concourse and programs many of the events, performances, and gallery exhibitions. Their commitment to fostering creativity and community engagement makes them a cornerstone of the Memphis arts scene!

2. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

As the oldest and largest art museum in Tennessee, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is a cultural gem. The museum hosts a diverse collection of art spanning various periods and styles, along with rotating exhibitions, educational programs, and community events. Take in the exhibits before the move to the riverfront and get ready for even more art displays when the beautiful

3. The Metal Museum

The Metal Museum is dedicated exclusively to the art and craft of fine metalwork. Located on the Mississippi River, the museum features exhibitions, artist residencies, and educational programs focused on metalworking techniques. It’s tucked away location makes it the perfect way to take in the beautiful scenery and artwork!

4. Hattiloo Theatre

Hattiloo Theatre is the only freestanding, Black repertory theater in the area and produces plays reflecting the Black experience. Located in right in the heart of Overton Square, Hattiloo offers performances, educational programs, and community engagement initiatives.

5. Indie Memphis

Indie Memphis is best known for its annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, which celebrates independent films and filmmakers. Beyond the festival, the organization hosts year-round screenings, workshops, and community programs aimed at nurturing local talent and promoting the art of filmmaking.

Supporting these arts organizations not only sustains their important work but also contributes to the vibrant cultural fabric of Memphis. Whether through attending events, making donations, or spreading the word, your involvement can make a significant impact! For even more inspiration, check out Shelby County Art for All – including a free programming map, calendar of upcoming arts events, and much more.

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