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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.

"Stitched: Celebrating the Art of Quilting"

Through July 26
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


Three-month festival celebrating quilting and visual arts, with events, workshops, and two exhibition of not-your-grandma's quilts. (901) 507-8030

The Parchmen Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders

Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through June 2
Hattiloo Theatre 37 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


Adapted from real-life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides, The Parchmen Hour shares these struggles through music that ranges from Bob Dylan to spirituals. 502-3486

Trolley Night: Live Painting from Renda Writer

Fri., May 31, 6-9 p.m.
Stock&Belle 387 S. Main, Memphis South Main

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Guests can enjoy Writer live painting in his signature "handwritten" style. 901-734-2911

Opening Reception for "Still Life"

Fri., May 31, 6-8 p.m.
Eclectic Eye 242 S. Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young


Exhibition of new works by by Melissa Bridgman and Debi Vincent. 276-3937

Opening Reception for "Forever an Icon"

Fri., May 31, 6-8 p.m.
L Ross Gallery 5040 Sanderlin, Memphis East Memphis


Exhibition of work by Anton Weiss. Inspired to create art from a young age, Weiss found his voice in abstract expressionism. In a career that spanned more than five decades, Weiss produced an varied body of work, using everything from metal to watercolors. 767-2200

Firefly Glow Party

Fri., May 31, 7-9:30 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

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Get glowing at the Illumination Station, visit the Glow Lab to discover nature under blacklight, bring your light-up toys to our dance party featuring evening performances and an LED hoop performance. Food trucks and concessions available. 636-4100

First Site

Fri., May 31, 7:30-9 p.m. and Sat., June 1, 5-6:30 & 8-9:30 p.m.
TheatreWorks 2085 Monroe, Memphis Overton Square

Buy Tickets$20/$15 seniors, students


A comedy by Ruby O'Gray about young church youth entering their widowed Bible Class teacher's name on various dating websites, unbeknownst to him, in hopes of finding a wife for him. Soon the country church is filled with women, and no one knows why. 901-930-7737

Spring Show and Sale

Fri., May 31, 5-8 p.m., Sat., June 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., June 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Exhibition and sale of works by the Memphis Potters’ Guild. 323-3817

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.

"40 Under 40: The Next Generation of American Metal Artists"

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 15
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown


To continue the celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition explores the next generation of influential American metal artists. 901-774-6380

Kate Bradley McClure

Through May 31
20Twelve 2531 Broad, Memphis Midtown

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Exhibition of new work by the Virginia-based artist. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Church Health.

"The Deep"

Through May 31
David Lusk Gallery 97 Tillman, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of work by Robert Yasuda. 901-767-3800

"A Lifestyle"

Through May 31
David Lusk Gallery 97 Tillman, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of work by Joyce Gingold. 901-767-3800

"My Life in Colour"

Through May 31
Java Cabana 2170 Young, Memphis Cooper-Young


Exhibition of new paintings by Jessica White. 272-7210

"Collaborations"

Through May 31


Exhibition of collaborative works by Tennessee Craft members. (901) 761-0810

"Dear Artist"

Through June 1
Art Museum at the University of Memphis (AMUM) 142 Communication & Fine Arts Building, Memphis University of Memphis


Exhibition of work on loan. Artists include Lisa Alonso, Nakeya Brown, Burton Callicott, Carroll Cloar, Jennifer Crescuillo, William Eggleston, and others. 678-2224

"Soft Landing"

Through June 6
David Lusk Gallery 97 Tillman, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of new work by Emily Leonard. 901-767-3800

Burton Callicott

Through June 7
David Lusk Gallery 97 Tillman, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of serene landscapes by the acclaimed artist and influential educator. 901-767-3800

“Currents”

Through June 8
Jay Etkin Gallery 942 Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young


Exhibition of new works by Pam Cobb and Marc Rouillard. 550-0064

"Tributaries"

Through June 30
Metal Museum 374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis Downtown


Exhibition of work by featured artist Jill Baker Gower. (901) 774-6380

"William McGregor Paxton and Elizabeth Okie Paxton: An Artistic Partnership"

Through July 14


Exhibition of the works of William Paxton and Elizabeth Paxton. William is best remembered for his involvement with the Boston School, and Elizabeth was an accomplished still-life painter, as well as William's wife, muse, and favorite model. 761-5250

"The Blues According to Arhoolie"

Through Sept. 1
Blues Hall of Fame Museum 421 S. Main, Memphis South Main


Exhibition honoring Arhoolie Records, an independent record label famed for publishing and promoting obscure folk and blues artists. 527-2583

"Arts of Global Africa"

Through June 21, 2021
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of historic and contemporary works in a range of different media presenting an expansive vision of Africa’s artistry. 544-6209

Rotunda Projects: Federico Uribe

Through Oct. 11
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of magical creatures and playful installations from everyday objects. 544-6209

"Native Son"

Through Sept. 3
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of sculpture and sound installation by multimedia artist Terry Adkins. 544-6209

"First Saturdays: Memphis Urban Sketchers"

Through July 7


Exhibition of works by more than 20 artists. "First Saturdays" offers a creative interpretation of Memphis places and landmarks. 761-5250

"Natural Curiosity"

Through June 30
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of work by Beth Van Hoesen, displaying the artist’s process, from initial sketch to polished print. Van Hoesen specialized in the intaglio processes of etching, drypoint, and aquatint, primarily focused on natural subject matter like insects, plants, and animals. 544-6209

"Masterworks: Abstract & Geometric"

Through July 28
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


Traveling exhibition of art quilts by 29 internationally known artists (901) 507-8030
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