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Unveil Downtown: A Walkable Art Experience

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A Walkable Art Experience in Downtown Memphis
Presented by the Downtown Neighborhood Association and Downtown Memphis Commission

June 1 – 20, 2012

This collaborative project will offer 20 artists from all over Memphis  in 20 makeshift galleries in active retailers and restaurants throughout Downtown Memphis for 20 days.

The 20 selected artists will be offered exhibit space in active Downtown restaurants and retail establishments located within a specified walkable distance. Each selected artist will be allowed to exhibit and sell a maximum of 10 pieces in their collection. Artists can keep 100% of the proceeds of art sold and will be required to donate one item to the Downtown Neighborhood Association as part of an online silent auction.

Silent auction pieces will be available for review and bidding on this site starting Friday, May 25.

The event launch will take place on Friday, June 1 with a large cocktail party for all of the artists, gallery owners, sponsors, volunteers, DNA members, DMC board members and members of the media.

On Friday, June 1 artists will host opening receptions at designated gallery spaces. Attendees will be provided with a map of all participating gallery spaces.

Artists will be on-site gallery spaces on Saturday, June 2 from 10 am – 2 pm for public viewing.

Artists will load out of gallery spaces on June 20.

Downtown Memphis Commission and the Downtown business community are presenting this event to benefit the Downtown Neighborhood Association, Downtown’s strongest advocacy group for the betterment of Downtown Memphis.

For questions, contact Leslie Gower at 901.575.0561 or gower@downtownmemphis.com.

-From the Commercial Appeal.

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