MemFeast on Broad dinner guests vote on artist for Water Tower

April 14th, 2014

New York artist Suikang Zhao's proposal for an iconic sculpture that will envelop the Broad Avenue water tower won the majority vote of the two hundred dinner guest at MemFeast on April 13, 2014. read more »

Broad Avenue Water Tower Design to be Chosen at MemFeast

April 7th, 2014

Water Tower dinner with artist presentations and vote at 2532 Broad Avenue on Sunday, April 13, 6-8:30pm. The evening will feature a locally-sourced dinner, live performances and finalist artist presentations for the Broad Avenue Water Tower Public Art Project. At the conclusion, participants will cast their vote to select the winning project. Tickets are $20. read more »

UrbanArt Face Painting at ArtsFest

April 2nd, 2014

The UrbanArt Commission is an Arts Agency Partner of the fifth annual Shelby County Schools ArtsFest, scheduled at 160 N. Hollywood Street on Friday, April 4, 10-2 and and Saturday, April 5, 10-4. The UrbanArt team invites all visitors to participate in our face painting extravaganza. Free and open to the public. read more »


March 18th, 2014

On Memphis Trolley Night, March 28, 2014 from 6 to 9pm the Artlounge event celebrated the future use of the United Warehouse as artist studios and living spaces in the South Main Arts District. Visitors created their own art at different art stations and enjoyed live music by Whispers of Kings. read more »

Uptown Murals and Bike Racks Charrette

March 18th, 2014

Uptown residents, Memphis and Shelby county artists participated in a planning meeting for three new murals and four bike racks in the Uptown neighborhood at Greenlaw MAM, 190 Mill Avenue on Monday, March 24 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Read more and see the photo album > read more »

Envisioning Four Artist-Designed Discover Binghampton Exploration Stations

February 26th, 2014

Invitation to submit comments to artist Pete Beeman's proposed art concepts at Lester Community Center and T Clifton Art or via email from February 28 to March 15, 2014. read more »

Mural Art Workshop

February 20th, 2014

UrbanArt mural workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30-7:30pm at Crosstown Arts Gallery, 430 N Cleveland Street in Midtown Memphis with Siphne Sylve, the UrbanArt Commission’s mural expert and Director of Public Art. read more »

Charjean Park Groundbreaking

February 7th, 2014

Charjean Park, located between I-40 and the 2600 block of Ketchum Road of Memphis, Tennessee, will undergo major renovations including installation of a series of placemaking features within the overall park design. Artist Abbey Silver designed several features for the new park, including an archway, several mosaic seating elements and medallions inlaid in the ground. read more »

Tobacco Brown, Darlene Newman and Frank D. Robinson are "artists to watch"

January 15th, 2014

UrbanArt congratulates Tobacco Brown, Darlene Newman and Frank D. Robinson for their inclusion on "artists to watch" features. See their UrbanArt commissions and links to the blogs. read more »

New “rise” Mural by Shea Colburn and Humes Academy Students

December 18th, 2013

A new community-based mural has been completed by middle school students, art teacher Melissa Lorenz and artist Shea Colburn across the street from the Humes Preparatory Academy at 989 Looney Street. A celebration is taking place there on Thursday, December 19 from 3:30 to 5pm. The public is invited! read more »