The UrbanArt Commission works with various partners to commission artists of all media to create meaningful public art that transforms spaces and environments across Memphis. We believe that public art is essential to enhancing communities, and strive to build relationships through creative experiences. Our collaborative projects are ambitious, community-based efforts that embody Memphis.
As we approach our 20th year of service in 2017, we are committed to expanding our reach according to three core values: empowerment of individuals and communities to change their world through the creative process, dedication to enriching public spaces for the common good, and commitment to community collaboration.
Recently completed projects include Pete Beeman's Hampline Exploration Stations, nominated by Americans for the Arts and Kris Wines in their 2016 National Art of Giving Campaign, Yvonne Bobo's D6 Gateway in Southside Park, Colin Kidder's Raised River at the Wolf River Greenway, and Suzy Hendrix's Rendezvous Arc at Zodiac Park. Programs are supported in part by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission.