Local Artists Enhance St. Jude Marathon Route

December 5th, 2016

Memphis, Tenn., November 29, 2016 – The UrbanArt Commission (UAC) and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® commissioned temporary art installations by four local artists to beautify the St. Jude Memphis Marathon route. The largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the St. Jude Memphis Marathon annually expects more than 22,000 ... read more »

Memphis UrbanArt Commission Director Wins Kresge Foundation Scholarship

July 22nd, 2016

The Kresge Foundation has awarded Memphis UrbanArt Commission Executive Director Lauren Kennedy a scholarship to attend the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators III in Salzburg, Austria. read more »

UrbanArt Commission and Public Artist Suzy Hendrix to Host Free Exhibit at Circuitous Succession Gallery

June 21st, 2016

The Memphis UrbanArt Commission and local artist Suzy Hendrix will host a community art exhibit, titled “Fusion: Works by the Memphis Heritage Trail Community,” on Friday, June 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Circuitous Succession Gallery at 500 S. 2nd St.  read more »

UrbanArt Commission to Dedicate New Sculpture at Zodiac Park

June 3rd, 2016

The Memphis UrbanArt Commission and the City of Memphis will host a community event on Saturday, June 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Zodiac Park, located at 5226 Zodiac Road, to celebrate the installation of a new public art sculpture created by local artist Suzy Hendrix. read more »

Students to Participate in Poetry Slam for Board-up Project

May 21st, 2016

On Saturday, May 21, students from Freedom Preparatory Academy, Booker T. Washington High School, G.W. Carver High School and Central High School will compete in a poetry slam held at Memphis Slim Collaboratory House to have their poetry included on public art that will cover an abandoned property in South Memphis. read more »

UrbanArt Commission Adds Three New Staff Members

May 10th, 2016

The Memphis UrbanArt Commission recently hired three new staff members—more than doubling its staff. read more »

UrbanArt Commission Accepts Applications for Four Projects Totaling $262,500

May 2nd, 2016

The Memphis UrbanArt Commission is accepting artist qualifications for four public art projects totaling $262,500. read more »

Lauren Kennedy to Be New Executive Director

December 15th, 2014

The UrbanArt Commission today announced that the Board of Directors has selected Lauren Kennedy as its new Executive Director effective January 5, 2015.  Lauren joins UrbanArt from Ballet Memphis where she served as Partnership Manager since 2012.  Ms. Kennedy also is the founder and director of Southfork, an alternative art space.  Prior to her work at Ballet Memphis, Lauren ... read more »

Final 25 SQ Paint Day and Vignette Mural Installations in Binghampton

July 12th, 2014

For the third time this summer, artists and volunteers painted mural vignettes for the 25 SQ Public Art Initiative in Binghampton, where the works completed at previous sessions have been installed at Caritas Village, along Merton Street and at Binghampton Park. read more »

"Welcome to Whitehaven" Photo Mural Presentation by Ziggy Tucker

June 25th, 2014

The public is invited to the presentation of the new Welcome to Whitehaven public art project, which will be presented to the community by artist Ziggy Tucker and the project team on Thursday, July 10, 6-8pm at Abundant Grace Fellowship, 1574 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38116. read more »