The Arts

Our guide to the local art scene.



As fall approaches, arts lovers anticipate a new season of exhibitions and plays, concerts and dance at Memphis' various venues. From funky galleries to nationally known museums, from well-established theatres to promising up-and-comers, the city has something for everyone. Here, for your ease and interest, is a guide to the local arts scene.

 

VISUAL ARTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

119 S. Main, 523-2787; belzmuseum.org

Benjamin Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar, 415-2700; memphislibrary.org

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

4339 Park Ave., 761-5250; dixon.org

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Rd., 636-4100; memphisbotanicgarden.com

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Overton Park, 1934 Poplar Ave., 544-6200; brooksmuseum.org

Metal Museum

374 Metal Museum Dr., 774-6380; metalmuseum.org

 

ART GALLERIES

Automatic Slim’s

525-7948, automaticslimsmemphis.com

David Lusk Gallery

767-3800, davidluskgallery.com

David Perry Smith Gallery

606-9690, davidperrysmithgallery.com

Five in One (VINI)

fiveinone.org

Fountain Art Gallery

458-7100, fountainartgallery.org

Gallery Fifty-Six

276-1251, thepalladiogroup.com

Harrington Brown Art Gallery

590-3008, harringtonbrowngallery.com

Jack Kenner Photographic Gallery

722-8877, jackkenner.com

Java Cabana

272-7210, javacabanacoffeehouse.com

L. Ross Gallery

767-2200, lrossgallery.com

Lisa Kurts Gallery

683-6200, lisakurts.com

Otherlands Coffee Bar

278-4994, otherlandscoffeebar.com

R & W Gallery

327-9239

Broad Avenue Arts District

broadavearts.com

Material

219-1943

MetalWorks Design Studios

327-4000

Odessa

odessamemphis.org

T. Clifton Art Gallery

323-2787

South Main Arts District

southmainmemphis.net

Art Village Gallery

521-0782

D’Edge Art & Unique Treasures

521-0054

Disciple Design

386-4299

Joysmith Gallery

543-0505

The Majestic Grille

522-8555

Rainbow Studio

521-0400

Robinson Editions

526-1820

Sue Layman Designs

409-7870

 

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES

The Art Museum at the University of Memphis

678-2224, amum.org

Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery, Christian Brothers University

321-3243, cbu.edu/cbu/library/gallery

Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College

843-3442, rhodes.edu

Memphis College of Art

272-5100, mca.edu

 

 

MUSIC & DANCE

Ballet Memphis

7950 Trinity Rd., 737-7322; balletmemphis.org

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

585 S. Mendenhall, 537-2525; memphissymphony.org

New Ballet Ensemble and School

2157 York, 726-9225; newballet.org

Opera Memphis

6745 Wolf River Blvd., 257-3100; operamemphis.org

ORGANIZATIONS

Beethoven Club Series

274-2504, beethovenclubmemphis.org

Calvary and the Arts

525-6602, calvarymemphis.org

Children’s Ballet Theater

921-0388, balletchildren.com

Concerts International

527-3067, concertsinternationalmemphis.org

Dance Works

301-3262, danceworksinc.org

Germantown Symphony Orchestra

755-8708, germantownsymphony.org

IRIS Orchestra

751-7669, irisorchestra.org

Lindenwood Concerts

458-8506, lindenwoodcc.com

Live at the Garden

636-4107, liveatthegarden.com

Live from Memphis

523-9763, livefrommemphis.com

Memphis Chamber Music Society

758-0150, artsmemphis.org

Memphis Jewish Community Center

761-0810, jccmemphis.org

Memphis Music Foundation

527-1029, memphismeansmusic.com

Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission

576-6850, memphismusic.org

Project: Motion

214-5327, projectmotiondance.org

The Recording Academy

525-1340, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences

 

THEATER

Bartlett Community Theatre

bartlettcommunitytheatre.org

Germantown Community Theatre

3037 S. Forest Hill Irene, 754-2680 germantowncommunitytheatre.org

Hattiloo Theatre & Hattiloo Black Box Theatre

656 Marshall Ave./652 Marshall Ave., 525-0009; hattiloo.org

New Day Children’s Theatre
4650 Merchant’s Park Cl, 853-9669; newdaytheatre.org

Playhouse on the Square & Circuit Playhouse

66 S. Cooper/51 S. Cooper, 726-4656; playhouseonthesquare.org

Rhodes College McCoy Theatre

2000 N. Parkway, 843-3839; rhodes.edu/theatre

Theatre Memphis

630 Perkins Extd., 682-8323; theatrememphis.org

TheatreWorks & Evergreen Theatre

2085 Monroe Ave./1705 Poplar Ave., 274-7139; theatreworksmemphis.org

University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance

144 Theatre Building, 678-5643; memphis.edu/theatre

 

THEATRICAL GROUPS

Our Own Voice Theatre Troupe

274-1000, ourownvoice.org

Playback Memphis

264-0841, playbackmemphis.com

Poplar Pike Playhouse

755-7775, ppp.org

Tennessee Shakespeare Company

759-0604, tnshakespeare.org

Voices of the South

726-0800, voicesofthesouth.org

 

LOCAL VENUES

Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center

3663 Appling Rd., 385-6440; bpacc.org

Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center at St. Mary’s School

60 Perkins Extd., 537-1483; stmaryschool.org/thebuckman

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

255 N. Main, 576-1269; thecannoncenter.com

Germantown Performing Arts Centre (GPAC)

1801 Exeter Rd., 751-7500; gpacweb.com

Harrell Performing Arts Center

440 W. Powell Rd., Collierville, 853-3228; harrelltheatre.org

Landers Center

4560 Venture Dr. Southaven, 662-280-9120; landerscenter.com

The Levitt Shell

272-2722, levittshell.org

Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities

University of Memphis, 107 Scates Hall, 678-3550; memphis.edu/moch

Minglewood Hall

312-6058, minglewoodhall.com

The Orpheum

203 S. Main, 525-3000; orpheum-memphis.com

 

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

ArtsMemphis

119 S. Main, Ste. 500, 578-2787; artsmemphis.org

The Blues Foundation

49 Union Ave., 527-2583; blues.org

Center for Southern Folklore

123 S. Main, 525-3655; southernfolklore.com

Crosstown Arts

427 N. Watkins, 507-8030; crosstownarts.org

Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc.

985 S. Bellevue, 948-9522; memphisblackartsalliance.org

Memphis/Germantown Art League

mgal.org

UrbanArt Commission

2549 Broad Ave., 454-0474; urbanartcommission.org

 

READINGS & BOOK SIGNINGS

Barnes & Noble

386-2468 (Wolfchase Galleria), 853-3264; barnesandnoble.com

The Booksellers at Laurelwood

683-9801; thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com

Burke’s Book Store

278-7484; burkesbooks.com

Java Cabana

272-7210; javacabanacoffeehouse.com

River City Writers Series

678-2651; memphis.edu/english/

Rumba Room

523-0200 ; memphisrumbaroom.com        

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