10 Memphis Street Murals You Need to See!

10 Memphis Street Murals You Need to See!

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:

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The Veteran’s Day Weekender: November 9 – 11

The Veteran’s Day Weekender: November 9 – 11

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend aheadIn the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates.

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Listen Up! 12 Live Music Shows In Memphis This Month (November 2018)

Listen Up! 12 Live Music Shows In Memphis This Month (November 2018)

The holidays are fast approaching, but don’t worry, it’s not all holiday carols and corny/lovable Christmas tunes (though there is some of that…) Check out this list for a roundup of live music in Memphis this month – from hip hop to classical to soul, and everything in between. We threw in a few early December shows so you could save-the-date for next month.

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Walking in Memphis: Experience the Nearly 200-year-old City like a Local

Walking in Memphis: Experience the Nearly 200-year-old City like a Local

Memphis is best known for its musical pedigree, cholesterol-be-damned gastronomical specialties, and party-hearty kitsch—spangly Elvis jumpsuits, sloshing buckets of iridescent-blue booze, and Graceland’s lurid “Jungle Room.” But Memphis is much more than barbecue and Beale Street.

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With Loeb mural collaboration, art class is in session at Overton Square

With Loeb mural collaboration, art class is in session at Overton Square

Bob Loeb was flipping through the pages of Memphis magazine when he saw a piece of art he had to have. It wasn't a gallery piece, but a mural created by local elementary school students using recycled plastic bottle caps.

The article led to the latest educational collaboration between Loeb Properties Inc. and Shady Grove Elementary.

Loeb orchestrated a trade in which students would create a bottle cap mural for Overton Square in exchange for an educational field trip in which 75 fifth-graders received an art lesson from The Art Project, lunch from Belly Acres and a guided public art tour.

The serendipitous way in which Shady Grove Elementary found itself partnering with Overton Square is a microcosm of Memphis itself, said school principal Kiersten Schnacke.

"That really and truly is what our world should be about — people coming together," Schnacke said. "Through those connections, our students were able to have an amazing experience."

Like Memphis, Shady Grove is a diverse public school with a mix of races and incomes. Five of the school's buses are dedicated to transporting students from a nearby apartment complex.

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