V&E Artwalk

Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm 

1625 Tutwiler Ave on the V&E Greenline 

 

Overview

The sixth annual “V&E Artwalk” will raise money and awareness for the V&E Greenline community owned trail which travels through the heart of Midtown and the Vollintine Evergreen Community. The event will feature the work of artists from all over the Greater Memphis area.

This will be a large family event that is an annual occurrence in the Midtown area. It will not only raise awareness about sustaining the V&E Greenline as an important Memphis and neighborhood asset, but also provide an outlet for local artists to gain exposure and highlight the thriving art community which exists here in the Memphis area. Artists will be selling their creations at affordable prices. There will be a silent auction from items donated by the artists. There will be a children's area with art activities and bounce houses. Music by local artists will be a special treat. Several types of craft beer from a Memphis micro brewery, along with a variety of wines will be available. 

The food will be special: grilled sausages, delicious side items, walking tacos, barbecue smoked for this event, hot dogs and hamburgers, and vegetarian items.

We expect 70 booths and many, many people from both surrounding neighborhoods and throughout the metropolitan area.

All proceeds from the event will go to the V&E Greenline to keep the V&E Greenline attractive and useful for all to enjoy.

 

Artists

The V&E Artwalk is being held on Saturday April 22, 2017 (rain date of April 23) from 11:00 to 6:00 at 1625 Tutwiler Ave.  Set up is from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Artists displaying and selling crafts are our most important asset.  We have kept the cost low to the artists with an affordable $45 fee and the donation of one handmade art item to the Silent Auction.

Here is what you do:  

  • Review the information in the Artist Application, fill out the application and release statement, pay the $45 fee by check paid to the order of “V&E Artwalk Booth”, and mail to 1680 Jackson Ave 38107.   Instead of mailing you can leave the application with a check in the “Mail Slot” located to the far right at 1680 Jackson.
  • Or, click the following link to download the  Artist Application in Word and then email it back to VEGreenline@gmail.com. You can pay the $45 by going to the "Pay Now" button below to charge it to your Pay Pal account.  Please write "V&E Artwalk Booth" in the "special instructions to the seller" section. If you prefer to send a check, follow the mailing directions above.

If you need access to electricity there will be an additional $15 added to the booth fee. Therefore you will pay $60 for your space.

Silent Auction items will be brought the day of the event. Once the Artwalk gets closer, we will be assigning sites and will let you know more about the check-in process.  Volunteers will also be available the morning of the event to help move materials to your booth.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at vegreenline@gmail.com, by mail to 1680 Jackson Ave 38107, or by phone at 901-276-1782 (the office is not open daily so it could be a few days before someone returns your call).

 

SPONSORS

Sponsors are indispensable to the Artwalk. The V&E Artwalk was conceived as an event that would raise funds for the community owned V&E Greenline, hold a nifty event that attracted people from the adjacent neighborhoods and beyond, and expose people to the benefits of using the V&E Greenline for their personal health. Booth fees and beverage and food sales account for a portion of the expenses of the Artwalk. However, sponsors make it possible to pay the many additional expenses of putting on the event. Proceeds from the Artwalk will go into the Emergency Fund for unexpected disasters such as major damage to infrastructure. Keeping the V&E Greenline attractive and useful for all to enjoy is a way to pay back the hundreds of hours Artwalk volunteers spend in planning and putting on the event.

Sponsorships are available at $250, $500, $1,000, and $2,000. If interested in being a sponsor for the sixth annual 2017 Artwalk, please contact the V&E Artwalk for more information by email at VEgreenline@gmail.com, by mail to 1680 Jackson Ave 38107, or by phone at 901-276-1782 (the office is not open daily so it could be a few days before someone returns your call).

 

VOLUNTEERS

The highly successful V&E Artwalk would not happen or be a success without the help of our 100 volunteers. We will be recruiting volunteers starting March 1.

•    The V&E Artwalk is a major undertaking and volunteers are needed to help plan the event and adopt a task that they follow through with until completed.
•    There will be several group cleanups of the site to rakes leaves and remove gumballs.

 

List of Artists

Updates will be made as artists are accepted to the 2017 Artwalk

 

2016 artwalk

The 2016 Artwalk was a great success with seventy booths.  Several thousand people attended the event.  The kids area and music by local musicians were popular, as were the many choices of food the Artwalk served. Craft beer from Wiseacre Brewing and wine provided by Polo Wine and Liquor were available. There were over ninety volunteers working the day of the event.

We sincerely thank our remarkable list of 2016 V&E Artwalk sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

Memphis Arts Collective    

Silver Sponsors

Art Center  • Wiseacre Brewing  •   Crosstown Concourse  •  Church Health Center

Mercy Hill Church    Henry & Lynn Turley  •  Jeff and KC Warren •  Buckman  

Bronze Sponsors
Polo Wine and Liquor  •  Midtown Mini Mart  •  Eclectic Eye  •  West Memorials

Tangles Hair Studio •  Evergreen Historic District

Other Sponsors

Sowell Realtors

The 2016 V&E Artwalk had these wonderful artists that sold their creations:

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The Bead Goes On Forever Jewelry, hammered metals
Michelle Duckworth Art Plaques, of original art
Wind Chime In Time Repurposed home art
AGinn Elements Wire art & paintings
Riverside 1844 Artisanal Foods High end foods
Atomic Mama Sewn Items
Artist Kevin Bowers Paintings, oil & acrylic
Sarah Terry & Maria Haley Textiles & painted fabric
Chuck's RetroArt & Accessories Vintage art
Wishes & Wonderment Mixed media
R. P. Funderburk Bird houses
Marokel Industrial Designs Home décor & jewelry
Gulcan Demirtas Paintings, Turkish ebry
Funlola's Workshop Jewelry & gnomes
Creative Canvases and Designs Paintings & drawings
Copper Baskets Baskets & jewelry
Tipton Art League Mixed media
Rip and Mil Works Mixed media
Joyce's Castile Creations Toiletries & candles
Sumaq Sairi Jewelry, natural materials
Recycled By Skattur Repurposed home art
Fancy Bath Boutique Toiletries
Ray's Knotty Art Woodcraft, toys & décor
Morgan Pattison Art Paintings & books
BeeUnique Designers Bookfolding & paper dot art
Generations Mixed media
Magic Beans Jewelry, lampwork
Painted by Holly Paintings, watercolor
Gwynevere Jewelry, vintage materials
Air Fine Arts Textiles & jewelry
Julie Nouwen Paintings & collages
Angi Cooper Mixed media
Moore Truffles Truffles
Persephone's Picks Mixed media
The Hammered Pear Jewelry, eclectic
The Associates Mixed media
Georgann'a Studio Paper collages
Union Univ. Ceramic Students Pottery, useful & whimsical
Gitana Girl Textiles & printed t-shirts
On The Rag Designs Textiles, rag quilts
Babycreep Ceramics items
HGF Jewelry Jewelry, repurposed materials
Art by Jacenta Paintings, nature theme
Jerome Fulton Paintings on wood
Sherry Robinson Designs Mixed media
Garden Path Studio Mixed media
Taterbuggin' Paintings, acrylic
Custom Furniture & Textile Artists Textiles & furniture
MLC Pottery & Mosaics Pottery & mosaics
Erica Bodine Pottery Pottery, utilitarian stoneware
Earthly Riches Jewelry by Kenya Women
Tissue Box Couches by Lynn Tissue box covers
Mustard Seed Studio Textiles, soft goods
Mbabazi House of Style Memphis Textiles, African clothes
Midtown Glassworks Stained glass
Billy Moore Folk Art Folk art paintings
The Celtic Cat Jewelry, fine silver
Cynthia Warren Candles & jewelry
Heritage Kitchen Ware Handcrafted kitchen utensils
Alex Smythe & Dani Rutherford Mixed media
Church Health Center Sponsor
Crosstown Arts Sponsor
Memphis Arts Collective Sponsor
Jourdin Reinhart Photographs & ceramics
Dylan Blue Jewelry, enamel
Morfee Jewelry Jewelry, wire wrapped