I know we don't talk about art a lot on this blog — and this may be more suited for Exhibit M — but ART can be an important component of community and economic development.
Forget that. I won't mention how valuable a vibrant arts community is, or how public art is an amenity that contributes to residents' overall quality of life.
Instead I will mention the free drinks.
Tomorrow evening, ArtSpace will host an Artists Only Happy Hour at Playhouse on the Square from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
(I've seen artist defined as musician, performance artist, dancer, designer, painter, sculptor, actor, and most importantly, writer, so I'm in.)
It's all part of ArtSpace's launch of an online survey to determine the size and the needs of Memphis' creative community. The survey will be used to guide the development of affordable live/work space for artists in the city.
For more, click here.