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Tape Art Crew Returns to Memphis 9/13 – 9/16

Photo: Brooks Museum

Photo: Brooks Museum

Thanks to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Tape Art Crew is returning to the 901!

Last May, they brought their talent and tape to the facade of the museum and starting September 13th, the artists will make their way around town creating public murals, holding workshops, and creating a community collaborative project in Overton Square.

tape art at Brooks museum

Photo: Kate Lareau

These projects are made possible due to generous donors who purchased a popular auction item during this year’s Grand Auction – the chance to collaborate with Tape Art founder Michael Townsend and creative director Leah Smith on a mural at a site of the buyer’s choosing. The mural will be on display for one week and afterwards will be removed, formed into a ball, and placed on view at the Brooks.

 Schedule of events:

  • Wednesday, September 13:
  • Thursday, September 14:
    • 8:30 – 11 a.m. Workshop & Presentation at Christ Methodist Day School
      Sponsored by Sarah and David Thompson.
    • 3:30 – 7 p.m. After-school workshops at Carpenter Street Art Garden
      Sponsored by Elizabeth Rouse, ArtsMemphis.
  • Friday, September 15:
    • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Public Mural at nexAir in Crosstown Concourse
      Sponsored by Maggie and Milton Lovell.
  • Saturday, September 16:
    • 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Community collaborative project in Tower Courtyard at Overton Square (Tape the Square)
      Sponsored by Mary and Bob Loeb.

Leah and Michael of the Tape Art Crew are hosting FREE workshops at The Art Project this weekend. There are still plenty of spots so sign up soon!

For more info visit the event page on Facebook.

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