Shelby Canopy: Our Shared Connection
Nestled in the heart of the Wolf River Greenway, “Shelby Canopy: Our Shared Connection” is an immersive public art experience that showcases Shelby County’s green spaces and underscores the importance of trees. Featuring two remarkable temporary artworks – “The Blue Trees Environmental Art Installation” by international artist Konstantin Dimopoulos and “Tree Tones” by local artists duo, Belleau + Churchill – this exhibition invites locals and visitors alike to explore, reflect, and engage with nature along a section of the Wolf River Greenway trail system, near the Memphis and Germantown border. Visitors are encouraged to hop on the greenway at a nearby trailhead to experience the two art installations, exclusively viewable from the trail and not visible from any nearby streets. With critical issues facing Tennessee forests like fragmentation and threats to forests and wildlife, “Shelby Canopy: Our Shared Connection” encourages visitors to collect trash near rivers and storm drains, plant native trees, flowers, and grasses, remove invasive species, and engage in the work of The West Tennessee Urban Forestry Chapter and The Wolf River Conservancy.