Now is the Time. Memphis is the Place.

Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk 4/22

On Friday, April 22nd enjoy a free celebration of visual, performing and public arts at the semi-annual Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk.

The event will feature five blocks of eclectic art exhibits, musicians and dancers at the Water Tower Pavilion’s stage and will take place from 5 to 10 p.m.

More than 100 visual artists and craftsman spanning all media will be on exhibit the galleries and shops along Broad Avenue.

The event will also feature can weaving demonstrations, henna tattoos, and music from Stax Academy, School of Rock, The Bluff City Collective, and many more local musicians.

Broad Ave. is also one of the highest concentrations of public art, ranging from murals to sculptures. There will be food and drink available to purchase. The event is sponsored by Community Mortgage.

Here is a list of some of the acts and artists:

Visual Art

  • Art glass exhibit by twenty national artists at T Clifton Art
  • Rhonda Test exhibit “Icons, People, Places, and Things” at Holmes Studio
  • Ellywise Studios exhibit at Falling Into Place
  • Grace Byeitima – handmade African clothing at M.O.B.

Demonstrations:

  • David Butler – painting at Bingham and Broad
  • Elmore Holmes – cane weaving at Holmes Studio

Henna Tatoos:

  • Beth Kitchen from New World Henna is at Ronin Studios

Performing Art:

Water Tower Pavilion

  • 5 – 6 pm Stax Academy
  • 6 – 7 pm School Of Rock
  • 7 – 8 pm School of Rock
  • 8 – 9 pm Collage Dance Collective
  • 9 – 10pm Bluff City Soul Collective

West Memorials

  • music on the patio

Found 

  • Bryan Hartley at 9 pm

Falling Into Place

  • Michelle Bush Schrader on patio

Projection Art:

  • Christopher Reyes at Bikesmith

Public Art: 

  • Broad Avenue’s iconic water tower.  Light show begins at dusk.  Mural designed and painted by Youngblood Studios.  Light show designed by Jeremy Fisher.
  • Prince Mongo mural at Wiseacre by Michael Roy
  • Artist Meridith Wilson’s mural at 2800 BroadAvenue.
  • Guillaume Alby mural “This is we” at 2568 Broad
  • Tom Clifton’s mural “Terpsichore” at 2542 Broad
  • Artist Pete Beeman’s sculpture “Head Cart,” installed at the Water Tower Pavilion.
  • Eli Gold’s sculpture “Ten Speed” at the Water Tower Pavilion (2542 Broad).
  • MATA artistic bus shelter designed by Carrol and May.

For more information click here.