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Coming to South Main: Mosaic Artwalk

South Main Public Art Project

Image: “Strictly Moral”, a window and lighting installation with canned goods celebrating the history of the building first as an ice cream parlor in 1904, and then as the “strictly moral” Adler Hotel. Artists: Ben Avant, Brendan Lawton, Ryan Morris and Chris Hoal

Today the Downtown Memphis Commission announced that an installation of 8 temporary pieces of public art will be going up in the South Main neighborhood starting today through October 2, with an unveiling of the artwork on October 3.  This public art project is called the “South Main Mosaic Artwalk”, and will feature works by local artists ranging from multi-media murals to large-scale kinetic sculpture.  

Featured artists are:

  • Jonathan Auger
  • Brendan Lawton, Ben Avant, Ryan Morris, Chris Hoal
  • Marcellous Lovelace
  • Brandon Marshall and Kenny Hayes
  • The Metal Museum
  • Nick Pena
  • Lance Turner
  • Stephanie Cosby and Esther Szisk

This project is funded by the Center City Development Corporation and coordinated by Downtown Memphis Commission.  Installations were selected by a committee comprised of representatives from the UrbanArt Commission, South Main Association, Landmarks Commission, Design Review Board, Downtown Memphis Commission and other local artists with public art experience.

“South Main is booming with more than $100 million in new projects,” says Paul Morris, DMC president.  “With more people moving to and exploring the neighborhood, South Main Mosaic Artwalk is a way to showcase the creative and artistic spirit of its neighbors, businesses and individuals in a very public way.”

More details are coming soon for an artist reception on October 3rd.

Follow the Downtown Memphis Commission on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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