With all the recent blog posts about ArtsMemphis, we wanted to give a little reasoning behind our infatuation with this amazing organization. Not familiar with ArtsMemphis? This blog post is just for you!
ArtsMemphis is a locally-based organization that supports the art, music and theater community through engagement and participation. They raise funds to ensure excellence in the arts, and within the last 10 years have allocated over $40 million to support its mission. Not only does it enrich the lives of Memphis residents, but it also has an incredible economic impact on our city.
Nonprofit arts are a major draw for tourists. In Memphis alone, the arts generate more than $125 million a year. Visitors paying for art events, hotel stays, parking and exploring the area through shopping and dining. This organization is not only enhancing the culture in Memphis, but is also helping it prosper.
For those wanting to get involved, there are ample ways to do so. We are always blogging about upcoming events in Memphis that you can attend. This is one great way to get connected with this organization. You can also donate, purchase publications, buy an Arts license plate or volunteer. An awesome incentive to donating is the ArtsMemphis ArtsCard. This special card offers 2-for-1 discounts to events across Memphis, including Ballet Memphis, Brooks Museum, Opera Memphis, Metal Museum and Playhouse on the Square.
Mahaffey had a blast this past weekend at ArtsMemphis’ ARTAFACTOR. We hope to have convinced you to start joining us at these events! Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for this weekend’s Conservation Through Art at Ducks Unlimited. Enjoy these pictures from last Saturday at the Beale Street Landing.