NOTE: DUE TO THE RAIN, THE ARTWALK WILL BE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 12-6PM

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 Sunday April 23, 2017 from 12:00 to 6:00 at 1625 Tutwiler Ave.  Set up is from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

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:  [NOTE TO ARTISTS: WE ARE NOW WAITLISTING BOOTH SPACE.  PLEASE EMAIL US BEFORE SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS OR PAYMENTS]

  • 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 (Bronze level), $500 (Silver level), $1,000 (Gold level), and $2,000 (Platinum level). 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).

We sincerely thank our growing list of 2017 V&E Artwalk sponsors:

Gold Sponsors

Memphis Arts Collective  •  Sowell & Co. Realtors  •   Mercy Hill Church   

Silver Sponsors

Wiseacre Brewing  •   Crosstown Arts  •  Buckman  •  Joe Spake, InCity Realty 

Bronze Sponsors
Polo Liquor and Wines  •  Evergreen Historic District Association  •  Church Health

Crosstown Memphis CDC  •  Art Center Supply Store  •  Dino's Grill

Midtown Mini Mart   •  West Memorials  •  Tangles Hair Studio

 

VOLUNTEERS

We are so thankful for all the help we get every year at the V&E Artwalk.  We are now recruiting volunteers for the 2017 event.  Please link to http://signup.com/go/zZ7qMd and sign up for a shift or two.  If you'd prefer to just tell us how you'd like to help, email Josh, our volunteer coordinator, at joshuafirst@gmail.com.  You can also check out Facebook page for updates about the Artwalk.

List of Artists

Here are all the wonderful artists who will be selling their work this year at the V&E Artwalk!

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Cosgrove & Lewis Handmade Luxury Soaps Toiletries
Lance David White Artist Mixed media images
Bailey's Blankets & Baubles Blankets & pendants
Fancy Bath Boutique Toiletries
Earthly Riches Jewelry by Kenya women
Michelle Duckworth Art Mixed media
AG Photography, LLC Photography
Wayne A Ginn Paintings & wire sculptures
Windchimes In Time Repurposed home art
AIR Artsy Accessories Textiles & jewelry
Chuck's RetroArt & Accessories Vintage art
Recycled By Skattur Repurposed glass art
Rip and Mil Works Mixed media
Jourdin Reinhart Photographs & screen prints
Artwork by Julie Folk Art
Erica McCarrens Art Paintings, acrylic & ink
The Hammered Pear Jewelry, eclectic
Sumaq Sairi Jewelry, natural materials
MLC Pottery & Mosaics Pottery & mosaics
Erica Bodine Pottery Pottery, utilitarian stoneware
Funlola's Workshop Jewelry & gnomes
BeeUnique Creation & Designer Mixed media
Tissue Box Couches by Lynn Tissue box covers
Flying Free Pottery Pottery, wheel & handbuilt
Lingotopia Woodturning & textiles
Solstice Studios Cold cast metal
Atomic Mama Sewn items
The Shorty Gul Art Shop Mixed media
Joyce's Castile Creations Toiletries & candles
Generations Mixed media
Riverside 1844 Artisanal Foods High end foods
On The Rag Designs Textiles, rag quilts
Be the Good, LLC Journals & drawings
Gwynevere Jewelry, vintage materials
Midtown Glassworks Stained glass
Creative Canvases Paintings, acrylic & watercolor
Georgann'a Studio Paper collages
The Bead Goes On Forever Jewelry, hammered metals
Mbabazi House of Style Textiles, African clothing
Ray's Knotty Art Woodcraft, scroll & décor
MEKA Mixed media
Copper Baskets Sculptures, jewelry, baskets
Jerome Fulton Paintings, water color
Marokel Industrial Designs Jewelry, wire & metal
Garden Path Studio Mixed media
Memphis Arts Collective Sponsor
Church Health Sponsor
Art by Jacenta Paintings, nature theme
The Associates Mixed media
Angi Cooper Mixed media
The Knot Hole Woodcrafts, turnings
Sarah Terry & Maria Haley Textiles & painted mats
Magic Beans Jewelry, lampwork
Seetos' Naturals Toiletries & candles
Sherry Robinson Designs Mixed media
The Willow Stone Mixed media
Babycreep Ceramic items
Tams Fashion Wear Mixed media
Nikka Valken Mixed media
Rika Woodworks Woodworks, mosaic pattern
Sticks & Straw brooms & walking sticks
Tipton Art League Mixed media
Moore Truffles A variety of truffles
Cheri Goggans Rusted metal silhouettes
Paper, Cloth & Glass Mixed media
Kelly Lindsey & Repeat Paperie Lamps & paper items
Mustard Seed Studio Sewing & Crafts Textiles
An Artist Obsession Mixed media
Union University Art Students Pottery & ceramic sculptures