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 »

Mural Dedications at Willow Park and at Pine Hill Community Center

June 10th, 2014

The UrbanArt Commission is dedicating two new murals by three artists at the Pine Hill Community Center and at Willow Park. A formal dedication of the Pine Hill Community Center is scheduled on site at 973 Alice Avenue on Friday, June 20, 12-2 p.m. The Willow Park mural dedication at 4971 Willow Road is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 12-2 pm. Both events are free and open to the ... read more »

25 SQ Paint Day with Frank D. Robinson in Binghampton

June 2nd, 2014

A group of approximately fifteen volunteers joined neighborhood artist Frank D. Robinson in the Caritas Village parking lot on Saturday, May 31st to paint murals on plywood boards. The mural vignettes will be installed at a series of Binghampton locations. read more »

Kyle Taylor Wins Commission for Memphis Slim Collaborary Mural

May 2nd, 2014

Kyle Taylor’s mural design “Cut & Paste” for the Memphis Slim Collaborary won the vote of the public during the Stax to the Max Festival in April 2014. The UrbanArt Commission is facilitating the Memphis Slim Collaborary mural project in partnership with Community LIFT. read more »

District 6 Gateway Community Workshop at South Parkway St Andrew's on May 1, 6-8pm

May 2nd, 2014

Playback Memphis and the UrbanArt Commission invited neighbors, family and friends of South Memphis to share their stories and wisdom through an interactive theatrical performance with Playback Memphis and master percussionist Ekpe Abioto. The session took place at the St Andrew AME Church Fellowteria, 867 South Parkway, Memphis, TN 38106 read more »