Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Artists Registry Tool

If you're an artist interested in promoting your work, join the free Artists Registry on the new UrbanArt website. 

Follow this link to learn more: UrbanArt Artists Registry.

Friday, May 20, 2011

There's Something Cool Brewing in Memphis! | Memphis Flyer

There's Something Cool Brewing in Memphis//Memphis Flyer

Fundraiser for Odessa Tonight

Odessa, a progressive venue for new art and music needs your help!

They are hosting a fundraiser tonight from 5-8p with an exhibition by Colin Kidder. 

Alternatively, visit their fundraising website to support the cause: Save Odessa.

Crosstown building in the news

Article about the redevelopment efforts of Crosstown Arts in the Daily News.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Memphis Blogger Unveils City-Wide Displays of Pride

Memphis Blogger Unveils City-Wide Displays of Pride|

Murals to show artists’ love of Memphis

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I Love Memphis Mural Party in Cooper Young

UrbanArt in collaboration with the City of Memphis and the Convention and Visitors Bureau is teaming up with local artists to paint the town and proclaim our pride in our hometown by saying 'I Love Memphis!'. The first mural is by local artist Brandon Marshall, coordinated by UrbanArt staffer Siphne Sylve.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Reasons We Love Memphis

Thursday's block party at Cooper and York to celebrate the first 'I Love Memphis' mural was a blast! Kerry Crawford's compiled list of reasons our neighbors love their town is pretty fantastic, take a LOOK! Thanks to Brandon Marshall and Siphne Sylve for making the mural happen!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Is Art Alive?

Nice article in the paper today about UrbanArt's new website: Is Art Alive?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Love Memphis Mural Party

UrbanArt is creating a series of 'I Love Memphis' murals with local artists, the first of which is being painted this week by Brandon Marshall and Siphne Sylve at the corner of Cooper and York in Midtown.

There's a block party at the site this Thursday 4-7p hosted by the Convention and Visitor's Bureau to celebrate, so come on out!

Monday, May 9, 2011

REMED Inspires!

Here's just one last note on UrbanArt's recent mural artist Guillame Alby also known as REMED (check out his mural on Broad Ave. below). A fifth grade Art teacher in California needed inspiration for her class during a lesson on different techniques with pastels . She wanted to focus mainly on patterns, and decided to find a graffiti artist so the students would be interested. The teacher's search led her to REMED, who we now know produces vibrant, Picasso style work that often consists of numerous patterns. Needless to say, her students were inspired! Look at their work below. Via

Tom Lee Memorial Meaning Hits Home

Keep the people of Memphis and the surrounding region in your thoughts and prayers, please, as hundreds of citizens are now homeless and waiting anxiously for 'the creek' to stop rising.

On 08 May 1925, Memphis lumber worker Tom Lee rescued 32 people from drowning in the Mississippi River when the steamer M. E. Norman sunk beneath its waves. This memorial by artist David Allan Clark pays homage to a true hometown hero. This photo (above, by Mark Lindstrom) was taken on the 86th anniversary of his magnificent exploits. The photo below is what it currently looks like today 09 May 2011 as the Mississippi floods its banks higher than at any time since the Great Flood of 1937.

To learn more of Tom Lee and his extraordinary tale visit this LINK.

(*Photo from WMC tv channel 5)

Friday, May 6, 2011

REMED Mural Brilliant Addition to Broad

Guillaume Alby (aka REMED) finished his Memphis magnum opus yesterday,!! Thank you Guillaume, we had a ball getting to know you, learn from your experiences, and pick up tips of technique from your freehand virtuosity with the big walls! Merci pour tout, notre ami!