Did You Know: All About ArtsMemphis

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.

Mahaffey truck

Mahaffey setting up for ARTAFACTOR

Sign

Go With the Flow sponsor sign

Lounge furniture

Lounge furniture

Stage

Stage for the evening’s performers

Auction

Auction items

Beale Street Landing

Exterior of Beale Street Landing

Lounge cubes

Lounge cubes and LED bar

Lounge furniture

Guests enjoying lounge area

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ArtsMemphis Upcoming Events

Don’t miss ArtsMemphis‘ ARTAFACTOR event TOMORROW NIGHT that will culminate the 2012 ARTAFACTOR series. This party will dive into Memphis’ culture and raise funds to support local art organizations and education.

This year’s theme is “Go With the Flow.” It begins at 7 pm and will be hosted at the Beale Street Landing in Downtown Memphis. This is one of the first events held in the Landing since its completion! There will be live entertainment, including performances by Playhouse on the Square, Ballet Memphis and STAX Music Academy, original art pieces, live auctions and barbecue.

Purchase your tickets as soon as possible so you don’t miss out! There’s only one day left to reserve yours.

Following ARTAFACTOR, on Saturday, November 10th, will be Conservation Through Art 2012, presented by Ducks Unlimited and ArtsMemphis, celebrating the relationship between wildlife conservation, natural beauty and art. Dinner will be hosted at the national headquarters of Ducks Unlimited and begin at 7 pm. Just like ARTAFACTOR, this event will have some great auction items.

Join ArtsMemphis in their goal to support the arts in Memphis and come celebrate with us at these two incredible events. Mahaffey hopes to see you there!

Go With the Flow

“Go With the Flow”

CTA 2012

CTA 2012

ArtsMemphis ARTAFACTOR

Last night Mahaffey celebrated at a sponsor reception for the ArtsMemphis ARTAFACTOR event on November 3rd that will culminate the 2012 ARTAFACTOR series. This party got us so excited for the upcoming annual event where we dive into Memphis’ culture and raise funds to support local art organizations and education.

This year’s theme is “Go With the Flow.” It begins at 7 pm and will be hosted at the newly erected Beale Street Landing in Downtown Memphis. There will be live entertainment, original art pieces and barbeque. Purchase your tickets as soon as you can so you don’t miss out on this incredible celebration!

Following ARTAFACTOR will be Conservation Through Art 2012, presented by ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited, celebrating the relationship between wildlife conservation, natural beauty and art.

ARTAFACTOR

This year’s ARTAFACTOR theme