V&E Artwalk

Saturday, April 23, 2016
11:00am - 6:00pm 

1625 Tutwiler Ave on the V&E Greenline 

 

Overview

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 vegreenline@gmail.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).

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Business Name Media
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

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, 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:

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


Volunteers

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 vegreenline@gmail.com to so we can put you on an email list for notices.

 

2015 Artwalk

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.