Shelby County is gearing up for an extraordinary celebration of art and culture with the much-anticipated “Art For All Festival!” Set to take place on June 25, 2023, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Museum of Science & History (MoSH), this free event promises an immersive experience for attendees with. With live performances, pop-up galleries, art activations, and a host of other family-friendly activities throughout MoSH’s campus, both indoor and outdoor, the festival aims to showcase the region’s vibrant arts and culture non-profit organizations. Let’s delve into the exciting details and offerings of this eagerly awaited celebration.
A Community Celebration
The Art For All Festival brings together dozens of organizations from across Shelby County, each showcasing their unique contributions to the local arts and culture landscape. From music and theater to interactive installations and hands-on experiences, attendees will be treated to a diverse array of artistic expressions.
Prepare to be amazed by the interactive art gallery presented by TONE, where visitors can immerse themselves in thought-provoking and visually captivating exhibits. The Mini Mobile Metal Museum (M4) will provide forge and foundry demonstrations, allowing attendees to witness the art of metalworking firsthand. Hattiloo Theatre will grace the stage with captivating performances, while Image Builders Memphis will offer dance movement therapy sessions and showcase their talent through mesmerizing dance performances. The world of opera will come alive with enchanting performances by Opera Memphis, leaving audiences spellbound by the power of the human voice.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art will provide interactive art experiences and artmaking opportunities, stimulating creativity and self-expression. There’s even more in store–The Orpheum Theatre and Stax Museum will also contribute to the festivities with their unique art activations!
In addition to the artistic showcases, the Art For All Festival offers visitors the chance to explore the fascinating intersections of art and science at MoSH. Attendees can engage in print-making using chemistry, pendulum painting, and animal enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet an Albino Corn Snake and gain insight into how animals use color and patterns for survival, fostering a deeper appreciation for the natural world. Attendees are also invited to explore MoSH exhibitions including the new “American at the Crossroads: The Guitars and a Changing Nation” and “Grind City Picks: the Music that Made Memphis” for regular price admission.
A Commitment to Arts and Culture
Mayor Lee Harris emphasizes the importance of art and culture in Shelby County, noting its ability to foster community, collaboration, and inspiration. With the Art For All Festival, the county aims to support and promote the vitality of its arts and culture scene, inviting residents and visitors alike to join in the celebration.
“We’re thrilled to join a lineup of phenomenal arts and culture organizations at Art For All Festival on June 25th,” said Ekundayo Bandele, Hattiloo Theatre CEO & Founder. From Black theatre and art galleries to bilingual art spaces and diverse music, our region’s art and culture organizations create a vibrant place vitally important to bringing our community together, preserving our sense of place, and sharing diverse stories.”
With a diverse range of performances, interactive exhibits, and family-friendly activities, Art For All Festival attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant and enriching world of art. So mark your calendars for June 25th and get ready to celebrate the creative spirit that thrives in Shelby County. For more information and updates, visit 901ArtForAll.com and be a part of this inspiring event that truly offers “Art For All.” Be sure to add the event to your Facebook calendar!
For artists and organizations interested in getting involved, please contact [email protected]. Let’s come together to celebrate the arts and embrace the diverse cultural tapestry that defines Shelby County!