The 6 Local Art Galleries in Memphis You Need to Check Out

We’re not biased when we say the Memphis art scene is unlike any other. We have whole sections of our city dedicated to murals and artwork from local artists to display their talents and make the city more lively. And you can even check out some of these artists’ galleries around town. Here’s a list of some of our favorites. Want to get connected to even more of Shelby County’s arts community? Be sure to check out the official Shelby County Art Hub!

Photo Credit: The Ugly Art Co. Facebook

The Ugly Art Co.

Don’t let this studio’s name fool you. The Ugly Art Co. offers mixed media from independent creators, from sculptures to drawings and printmaking to photography.

Urevbu Contemporary

Urevbu Contemporary is a gallery focused on “supporting the practice and work of artists from Africa and its Diaspora” and bringing their art to a new audience. You can visit their viewing room to see current exhibitions or shop on their website by artist.

Photo Credit: Urevbu Contemporary Facebook


Waterkolours Fine Art

Waterkolours has a ton of amazing artists in a wide range of styles and backgrounds. You can visit their gallery in person or shop online for fine art that can elevate any space.

David Lusk Gallery

The David Lusk Gallery actually has locations in both Memphis and Nashville, and they work with many local artists to display and sell their work. These artists have styles ranging from abstract to photo-realistic for a wide array of choices.

Photo Credit: David Lusk Gallery Facebook

Crosstown Arts

Crosstown Arts is like a revolving door of artists, galleries, and events that are showcased in the Crosstown Concourse. Visit their website to see their current list of events and exhibitions while they’re still in town!


Last, but most certainly not least, we don’t have to tell you that TONE’s gallery and their series of rotating exhibitions should definitely be on your radar. If you’ve gone to any of their events, you know they’re uplifting some of Memphis’ best up-and-coming and well-established artists, musicians, filmmakers, and so much more! 


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