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Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest

Through Aug. 31

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Winning authors will be honored with a $200 gift certificate to Novel. For more information, contest rules, and submission, visit website.



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Outreach program designed by communities, libraries, and other organizations to encourage creative thinking, self expression, and socialization for seniors. Materials included. For registration and class information visit website. 761-5250

Call to Artists for "Secret Artwork in the Medicine Cabinet"

Circuitous Succession Gallery 1789 Kirby Parkway, Memphis East Memphis

Seeking artwork for exhibitions held the last Friday of every month.

Open call for Memphis LGBTQ Artists


Looking for artists who explore LGBTQ themes in their work to participate in a project that integrates art and outreach in LGBTQ communities. For more information, call or email 860-304-4773

Call to Artists for UrbanArt Public Art

Various locations See website for more information, Memphis East Memphis

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Artist opportunities for murals, sculptures, and more. See website for registration and more information.

"Unfolding: The Next Chapter in Memphis"

Ongoing, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
ArtsMemphis 575 S. Mendenhall, Memphis East Memphis

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Exhibition of visual art by local Memphis artists, curated by Kenneth Wayne Alexander. 901-578-2787

Summer Art Documentary Series

Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 17
Art Village Gallery 410 S. Main, Memphis South Main

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Series of movie screenings, documentaries, art films, and more. The line up includes Fela Kuti, Maya Angelou, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, and more. Beverage and popcorn provided. 521-0782

Perfect Summer Pop-Up Market

Sat., Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
430 Gallery 430 N. Cleveland, Memphis Midtown

Sale of original artworks by members of the Memphis Arts Collective. Organized by the artists. 901-507-8030

Small Shop Saturday

Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.
Ghost River Brewing 827 S. Main, Memphis South Main

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Featuring a weekly local vendor in the tap room. Meet the artist and learn about their craft. 278-0087

Casting Demonstration

Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30 p.m.
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown

Five in One Presents: Social Club

Mondays, 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 2-6 p.m.
Five In One 2535 Broad, Memphis Midtown

Artists and non-artists have the opportunity to experiment with materials, learn art and craft techniques, and walk away with a creation. Each session features a different project. michael@fiveinone.org

Artists' Link Meeting

Third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m.
Jason's Deli 3473 Poplar, Memphis University of Memphis

Speakers include Lisa Tribo: February; Jason Miller: March; Marc Rouillard: April; Shane McDermott: May. 324-3181

Drawing Nature in Graphite and Colored Pencil

Mondays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 23
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

This six-session class will use objects from nature, living plants, or flowers to capture realism and detail in graphite and/or colored pencil. The emphasis will be on observation, pencil technique, and composition. 636-4100

Open Late

Every third Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Galleries and gardens will be open late. 901-761-5250

Hopeless Fashion Show

Thu., Aug. 22, 6-9 p.m.
430 Gallery 430 N. Cleveland, Memphis Midtown

Debut fashion show with music and an art showcase. 901-507-8030

District Mural Program Open House

Fri., Aug. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
UrbanArt Commission 422 N. Cleveland, Memphis Midtown

This show will take a journey with each of the seven mural artists from schematic design to final design and initial installation. 901-454-0474

Woodruff-Fontaine Magic Basement

Fri., Aug. 23, 6:30-8 & 8:30-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 24, 6:30-8 & 8:30-10 p.m.

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Jeffrey Day the mesmerist performs close-up magic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including effects that have rarely been seen by audiences or current-day magicians. 901-526-1469

Smoke and Mirrors with JustLarry

Fri., Aug. 23, 8-9:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 24, 8-9:30 p.m.
Brass Door Irish Pub 152 Madison, Memphis Downtown

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Extraordinary feats of mentalism, vaudeville styled manipulations, and stunning sleight-of-hand skill from the master of the art of astonishment. 860-5131

Communicate with Your Heart

Fri., Aug. 23, 7-9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Art Body Soul Studio 1024 South Yates, Memphis East Memphis

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During this workshop we will paint using the techniques of process art by tuning in and allowing a mystery to unfold on the canvas. We will work with the repressions that we discover along the way using the Dalian Method to discover how personal transformation impacts our canvas. 901-207-4161

Modern Art Market

Sat., Aug. 24, 12-6 p.m.
Loflin Yard 7 W. Carolina, Memphis South Main

Exhibition and sale of new works by local artists.

Looking Inward: Mindfully Looking at Art

Fourth Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.

Program, led by Stephen Black, delves into the restorative powers of art and meditation to help participants quiet the mind, observe art, and let go of mental clutter to experience art in new ways. 761-5250


Last Sunday of every month, 4-7 p.m.
Brinson's 341 Madison, Memphis Downtown

Art Show

Every other Sunday, 7-10 p.m.
Canvas 1737 Madison, Memphis Midtown

Featuring two local artists. 901-443-5232

Artist Talk: E.V. Day

Wed., Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown

Day, a New York-based artist whose work explores themes of sexuality and humor while employing gravity-defying suspension techniques, will discuss her Rotunda Projects installation, Divas Ascending. 544-6209

Leadership Memphis Exhibition

Last Friday of every month, 6-8 p.m.
Leadership Memphis 365 S. Main St., Memphis Downtown

The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery has partnered with Leadership Memphis to display a monthly exhibit open to the public the last Friday of every month. (901) 523-2344

Art Trolley Tour

Last Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.

Tour the local galleries and shops on South Main.

Make Your Own Copper Cuff

Sat., Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown

Create copper cuff bracelets using a hammer and steel surface. Ages 15 and up (Ages 10 - 15 may attend, but must have an adult registered with them). 774-6380

"R.L. Boyce Ain't the Man Alright"

Sat., Aug. 31, 6-8 & 9-11 p.m.

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Exhibition of photos and film by Yancey Allison, a Como photographer who first met and photographed R.L. Boyce in the late 1990s. 662-501-8098

Cooper-Young Art Tours

First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Cooper-Young District corner of Cooper and Young, Memphis Cooper-Young

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For more information, featured artists, and pop-up performances, visit website.

A Day of Tasters

Sat., Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown

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What does it feel like to work with metal? These “tasters” are 90-minute workshops designed to give guests an introduction to the metalworking processes of welding, blacksmithing, casting, and enameling. 774-6380
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