City Guide 2014: The Arts

A glimpse at our thriving arts culture.



Photograph by Justin Fox Burks

Welcome to a city where folks love to express themselves. We see it in sculptures and paintings, in lavish stage productions and live music under the stars, in spectacular ballet acts and poetry readings in coffeeshops. (Of course we see it too when certain city leaders make fools of themselves but we’ll leave further thoughts on that to the pundits.) On these pages we showcase a few galleries, theatres, performance venues, dance troupes, and other examples of the Memphis arts scene. So step out and explore our rich cultural landscape. You won’t be disappointed.

VISUAL ARTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art
119 S. Main, 523-2787
belzmuseum.org
Benjamin L. 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

Broadway Studios
5179 Wheelis, 725-6838, dannybroadway.com
Crosstown Arts
422 N. Cleveland, 507-8030, crosstownarts.org
David Lusk Gallery
4540 Poplar, 767-3800, davidluskgallery.com
David Perry Smith Gallery
702 New York St., 606-9690, davidperrysmithgallery.com
Fountain Gallery
3029 Poplar, 458-7100, fountainartgallery.org
Gallery Fifty-Six
2256 Central, 276-1251, thepalladiogroup.com
Gallery Ten Ninety One at WKNO
7151 Cherry Farms Rd., 458-2521, wkno.org/gallery1091
Jack Kenner Photographic Gallery
2094 Court, 722-8877, jackkenner.com
L. Ross Gallery
5040 Sanderlin, 767-2200, lrossgallery.com
Thomas Kinkade Inspiration Gallery
2760 N. Germantown Pkwy., #112,
257-1212, thomaskinkadememphis.com
Broad Avenue Arts District
broadavearts.com
Five in One (VINI)
2535 Broad, 308-2104, fiveinone.org
MetalWorks Design Studios
2537 Broad, 327-4000, mtlwrks.com
Nu Gallery
2577 Broad, nugallery.net
T. Clifton Art Gallery
2751 Broad, 323-2787, tcliftonart.com

South Main Arts District
gosouthmain.com
Art Village Gallery
410 S. Main, 521-0782, artvillagegallery.com
D’Edge Art & Unique Treasures
550 S. Main, 521-0054, dedgeart.com
Disciple Design
390 S. Main, 386-4299, discipledesign.com
Joysmith Gallery
46 Huling, 543-0505, joysmith.com
Leadership Memphis Gallery 363
363 S. Main, 278-0016, leadershipmemphis.org
A Memphis Thing
506 S. Main, 484-6198, facebook.com/a-memphis-thing
Rainbow Studio
400 S. Front, 521-0400, rainbowstudio.com
Robinson Gallery
44 Huling, 576-0708, robinsongallery.com
Sue Layman Designs
125 G.E. Patterson, 409-7870, suelaymandesigns.com
300 South Main Gallery
300 S. Main, 343-6076, 300southmaingallery.blogspot.com

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES

The Art Museum at the University of Memphis
678-2224, amum.org
Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery,
Christian Brothers University
321-4228, cbu.edu/cbu/library/gallery
Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College
843-3442, rhodes.edu/campuslife
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, 274-5368
newballet.org
Opera Memphis
6745 Wolf River Blvd., 257-3100
operamemphis.org
STAX Music Academy
926 E. McLemore, 946-2535
soulsvillefoundation.org

THEATER

Bartlett Community Theatre
bartlettcommunitytheatre.org
Germantown Community Theatre
3037 S. Forest Hill-Irene, 754-2680
gctcomeplay.org
Hattiloo Theatre
37 S. Cooper, 525-0009
hattiloo.org
New Day Children’s Theatre
4630 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, 843-3834
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
Stage Door Productions, Kroc Center
729-8007, stagedoormemphis.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, 576-1201, thecannoncenter.com
Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC)
1801 Exeter Rd., 751-7500, gpacweb.com
The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
440 W. Powell Rd., Collierville, 457-2780, harrelltheatre.org
Landers Center
4560 Venture Dr., Southaven, 662-280-9120, landerscenter.com
Kroc Memphis, Nancy R. Crosby Worship and Performing Arts Center
800 E. Parkway S.,
729-8007, krocmemphis.org
Levitt Shell
1928 Poplar, Overton Park, 272-2722, levittshell.org
Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
University of Memphis,
678-3732, memphis.edu/moch
Minglewood Hall
1555 Madison, 312-6058, minglewoodhall.com
The Orpheum
203 S. Main, 525-3000, orpheum-memphis.com

ARTS ORGANIZATIONS

ArtsMemphis
575 S. Mendenhall, 578-2787, artsmemphis.org
Beethoven Club Series
263 S. McLean, 274-2504, beethovenclubmemphis.org
The Blues Foundation
421 S. Main, 427-2583, blues.org
Center for Southern Folklore
119 S. Main, 525-3655, southernfolklore.com
Children’s Ballet Theater
5111 Sanderlin, 921-0388, balletchildren.com
Concerts International
527-3067, concertsinternationalmemphis.org
Dancers, Inc.
1738 Galloway, 301-3262
dancersinc.us
Germantown Symphony Orchestra
755-8708, germantownsymphony.org
IRIS Orchestra
1801 Exeter Rd., 751-7669, irisorchestra.com
Lindenwood Concerts
2400 Union at E. Parkway, 458-1652, lindenwoodcc.com
Live at the Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4107, liveatthegarden.com
Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Inc.
948-9522, memphisblackartsalliance.org
Memphis Chamber Music Society
758-0150, artsmemphis.org
Memphis/Germantown Art League
mgal.org
Memphis Jewish Community Center
6560 Poplar, 761-0810, jccmemphis.org
Memphis Music Foundation
431 S. Main, 527-1029, memphismeansmusic.com
Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission
125 N. Main, 576-6850, memphismusic.org
Project: Motion
2085 Monroe, 214-5327, projectmotiondance.org
The Recording Academy
525-1340, grammy.org
Rumba Room
303 S. Main, 523-0020, memphisrumbaroom.com
School of Rock
400 S. Perkins, 730-4380, memphis.schoolofrock.com;
9309 Poplar, 209-4170, germantown.schoolofrock.com
UrbanArt Commission
3485 Poplar, 454-0474, urbanartcommission.org

READINGS & BOOK SIGNINGS

Barnes & Noble
2774 N. Germantown Pkwy., 386-2468
barnesandnoble.com
The Booksellers at Laurelwood
387 Perkins Extd., 683-9801
thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com
Burke’s Book Store
936 S. Cooper, 278-7484
burkesbooks.com
Java Cabana
2170 Young, 272-7210
javacabanacoffeehouse.com
River City Writers Series
University of Memphis, 678-2651
memphis.edu/english/programsā€

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