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12 Unique Art Installations in Downtown Memphis

Photo: Bailey Clark

From honoring legends in Memphis history to adding new life to empty spaces, numerous artists have chosen Downtown to display their work.

While many are familiar with the city’s ever-expanding mural scene, the Downtown area showcases an impressive list of one-of-a-kind installments.

Make sure to check out some of these unique art installations the next time you’re Downtown.

Urban Meridians – 82. S Main

  • Artist: R Salant and Terence Brown
Urban Meridians

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Roof Like a Liquid Flung Over the Plaza – Front & Poplar

  • Artist: Vito Acconci
Roof Like a Liquid Flung over the plaza

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I Have Been to the Mountaintop – N. Main & Poplar

  • Artist: Richard Hunt
I have been to the mountaintop

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The Muse – N. Main & Poplar

  • Artist: John McIntire
The Muse

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Tom Lee Park Fish Archway- Riverside & Beale

Tom Lee Park archway

Photo: Bailey Clark

Cossitt Library Lights – 33 South Front St.

Cossitt Library

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Zephyr – Mud Island traffic circle

  • Artist: James Russell

Photo: Bailey Clark

Whirl – End of Vance Ave.

  • Artist: John Medwedeff

Photo: Bailey Clark

Lightspan – Court Ave between N. Front St. & Riverside

  • Artist: Cameron McNall, Electroland, LLC., Damon Seeley

Photo: Bailey Clark

Larger Than… – Main & Talbot

  • Artist: Metal Museum
Larger than

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Butterflies – Poplar & Ayers


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Respect – Collins Chapel Circle

  • Artist: Tootsie Bell

Photo: Bailey Clark

Check out this map for a full listing of art installations in the city.

After you’ve explored all the public art, go here for ways to see, buy, and create art in Memphis.

Show us your favorite art installations in the city by tagging your photos on Instagram and Twitter with #choose901!

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