Memphis is known for many things—music, food … Elvis. Add to that list some amazing artwork. There’s plenty of public art around town that’s yours for the viewing. Today, we’re focusing on murals in Memphis. They range in theme and size, but they’re all pretty impressive and worth your time to take a look. We’ve hunted them down; you just need to swing by and take a gander for yourself. Check them out:Read More
News from Overton Square
A visit to Overton Square brings drinkers, diners, and shoppers into contact with multimedia artist Kong Wee Pang's sparkling bird mural and sculptures by Yvonne Bobo, in addition to all the actors and musicians populating Memphis' once-empty, now-prospering music and theater district. The Benjamin L. Hooks branch of Memphis' public library is an enchanted forest of ideas. Kindergarten students entering Downtown Elementary are greeted by Lurlynn Franklyn's fine mosaic floor.Read More
Overton Square isn’t just a great destination: it’s a playground for public art and art installations.
In partnership with students at Memphis College of Art, Overton Square has created an art tour, where guests are self-guided throughout the entertainment district to discover all the beautiful, funny, interactive and surprising hidden artistic gems the space has to offer. All art installations in Overton Square were designed specifically for the space by local artists.
Find the art tour guide here to guide you through interesting sculptures like “Gyroscopic,” vibrant murals such as “Overton Square Redux,” and interactive displays like “Three Kings.”Read More
Overton Square is so filled now with public art that the entertainment district has enlisted Memphis College of Art to create self-guided tour maps for visitors. Developer Loeb Properties has installed more than a dozen substantial murals, sculptures, paintings, stained glass and tiled art as well as a growing number of smaller works tucked in the corners and the landscaping.Read More
It is hard to think of a better fulfillment of the “Heart of the Arts” vision for Overton Square than the addition of Ballet Memphis’ new headquarters on the site of the decrepit French Quarter Inn at 2144 Madison Avenue.Read More
Memphis artist Yvonne Bobo has just installed a key piece among the many works of public art in the new Overton Square: a 30-foot steel sculpture entitled “Gyroscopic” at the corner of Cooper and Madison.Read More