The Broad Avenue Arts District strives to foster the diversity of the arts, entrepreneurs, and cultures to steward economic and community vitality. From boxcars to bicycles, their district has always centered around movement. Be part of the journey.
Located in the historic commercial area of the Binghampton community of Memphis, the Broad Avenue Arts District is home to more than 70 unique local businesses, including boutique shops, art galleries, artist studios, services, restaurants and bars.
LOCATION 2542 BROAD AVE. // MEMPHIS, TN 38112
Creative Works is non-profit focused on growing and activating the creative community in Memphis. They believe design accelerates change, and work to maximize creatives’ potential and their impact on the future of our city.
Programs: Annual Creative Works Conference, monthly creative community meet-ups, regular 101 foundational sessions with local creatives, regular talks and workshops with national creatives, film screenings, design gallery shows, youth design education programs, and creative professional development courses.
LOCATION 516 TENNESSEE ST. // MEMPHIS, TN 38103
Crosstown Arts is a contemporary arts organization dedicated to further cultivating the creative community in Memphis. They provide resources and create opportunities and experiences to inspire, support, and connect a diverse range of creative people, projects, and audiences. The spaces and programs they manage integrate varying components of exhibition, performance, production, education, and retail. They welcome anyone in the community to join any of their events or projects, regardless of prior experience or expertise with creative interests.
Programs to check out: Shared Art-Making Labs (forthcoming, 2018), Workshops, Open Crit (a monthly critique event where visual artists can bring their work in to get critical feedback), Artist Residency Program, exhibition opportunities and film series.
LOCATION 422–438 N. CLEVELAND ST.* // MEMPHIS, TN // 38104
* moving to Crosstown Concourse, 495 N. Watkins as of Fall 2017-Winter 2018
RISING TIDE SOCIETY TUESDAYS TOGETHER MEMPHIS CHAPTER
A community built by creatives for creatives. Rising Tide Society is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible education for small business owners.
It is their hope to cultivate a society of creative entrepreneurs who believe in community over competition and have a desire to lead with love. From this dream, #TuesdaysTogether was born. A meet-up on the second Tuesday of every month where creatives & entrepreneurs gather together for coffee and conversation. An open space for idea sharing and goal building. Separated by distance, but beautifully united by a hashtag and a shared desire for community. Because isn’t that what we all deserve? A safe place to belong.
This one-square mile neighborhood - starting just one block south of Beale - holds some of Memphis’ greatest legends, architecture, art, innovation and characters.
It is full of DIY’ers and entrepreneurs, locally owned shops, chef-owned restaurants and organizations that support the arts. This was Memphis’ first suburb, first arts district, the hub of the world’s first modern grocery store, and where rock and roll was first played on the air, and today, the world comes to South Main to hear the story of the civil rights movement. Nearly $500 million in new development is under way in South Main, bringing in more residents, attractions, restaurants, shops and creative spirit.
LOCATION 531 S MAIN ST. // MEMPHIS, TN 38103