Saturday, April 23, 2016
11:00am - 6:00pm
1625 Tutwiler Ave on the V&E Greenline
The fifth 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.
ARTIST Poster COMPETITION
Submit your original work for the 2016 V&E Greenline poster in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the iconic trail. Submissions are due by March 1, 2016. The selected artist will receive an award of $500. See details in this flyer.
List of Artists
Please note: All booth spaces have been filled and there is already a wait list. We cannot accept any more applications or booth payments.
If you have any questions, please contact us by email at email@example.com, by mail to 1680 Jackson Ave 38107, and by phone at 901-276-1782 (the office is not open daily so it could be a few days before someone returns your call).
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Memphis Arts Collective||Sponsor|
|Jourdin Reinhart||Photographs & ceramics|
|Dylan Blue||Jewelry, enamel|
|Morfee Jewelry||Jewelry, wire wrapped|
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, and proceeds from the Artwalk will go into the Emergency Fund for unexpected disasters such as major damage to infrastructure and removing downed trees after serious storms. 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 fifth annual 2016 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).
The Memphis Arts Collective has been a sponsor for all five years of the V&E Artwalk. We thank the Memphis Arts Collective for their support which helps make the V&E Artwalk possible. According to their website, “The Memphis Arts Collective is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting the creative endeavors of Memphis and Mid South artists and craftsmen and to engage them in helping others in our community. The Memphis Arts Collective believes a city with an active and involved art & craft community provides a higher quality of life in that city for all its residents.”
We sincerely thank our amazing list of 2016 V&E Artwalk sponsors:
Memphis Arts Collective
Art Center • Wiseacre Brewing • Crosstown Concourse • Church Health Center
Mercy Hill Church • Henry & Lynn Turley • Jeff and KC Warren • Buckman
Polo Wine and Liquor • Midtown Mini Mart • Eclectic Eye • West Memorials • Tangles Hair Studio • Evergreen Historic District
The highly success V&E Artwalk would not happen or be a success without the help of our 100 volunteers. Please let us know if you are interested in any of the following:
• The V&E Greenline is a major undertaking and volunteers are needed to help plan the event and adopt a task that they follow through until the event.
• There will be several group cleanups of the site to rakes leaves and remove gumballs.
• We will be recruiting 50 more volunteers to work on the day of the event in activities such helping artists move items to their booth sites, staffing the information booth, helping serve food, acting as crossing guards, and many other tasks.
Let us know if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to so we can put you on an email list for notices.
The 2015 Artwalk was a great success with seventy booths and the sacred art tour by St. John Orthodox Church. Several thousand people attended the event. The kids section and the entertainment were popular and a food area served the patrons with a variety of choices. Craft beer was served a the event. There were over ninety volunteers working the day of the event.