East Buntyn Art Walk

by - April 27, 2017

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East Buntyn Art Walk
Saturday, April 29, 1-7pm

Outdoor galleries. Outright cool.

Get ready for the 8th annual East Buntyn ArtWalk, featuring regional artists in an open-air bazaar of galleries set up in the front yards and porches of the historic East Buntyn neighborhood. This community event is a vibrant celebration of art and community.

The al fresco galleries will display and sell work by neighborhood residents, as well as pieces by artists from around the Mid-South. Over 60 artists will show off watercolors, oil, photography, pottery, textiles, woodworking, jewelry, stained glass, and more. This unique arts fair offers visitors the opportunity to visit and engage with local artists while enjoying the hospitality of East Buntyn residents.

The hub of ArtWalk, and the best starting place, is St. James Church. Located at 461 S. Prescott, the church is at the heart of the neighborhood, which is bordered by Central and Southern Avenues and Highland and Greer Streets. At the hub, visitors will find free maps pinpointing their favorite artists and their work. The headquarters will also host a silent auction tent, a children’s entertainment booth, continuous live entertainment from local musicians, and local food trucks.

The 2017 food offerings include treats from Lickety Split Mobile Ice CreamEl Mero TacoThe JoyRide Latin Eats, Crepemaker Collierville, andSay Cheese.

The 2017 music line-up features Hank & NoraThe Renault Brothers, andTequila Mockingbird.

Art will be available for purchase from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Music will begin at the same time at St. James Church and will continue until 7:00 p.m.

The East Buntyn ArtWalk is free of charge, kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and people-friendly. Guests are encouraged to purchase signature 2017 East Buntyn ArtWalk wine glasses at the St. James headquarters to use to enjoy complimentary beverages and appetizers at the galleries.

The East Buntyn ArtWalk was created with three missions in mind: 1) to help local artists market their work, 2) to show off the East Buntyn neighborhood and its diverse and vital people, and 3) to provide an opportunity for East Buntyn neighbors to get better acquainted through collaboration, art, music, and food.

Sponsoring partners for East Buntyn ArtWalk 2017 are University Neighborhood Development Corporation (UNDC), Highland Area Renewal Corporation (HARC), and St. James Anglican Church. The 2017 East Buntyn ArtWalk is funded in part by an Arts Build Communities grant — a program funded by the Tennessee General Assembly & administered in cooperation with the Tennessee Arts Commission & ArtsMemphis. Admission is free to all parts of the event.

Additional festival information and artist applications can be obtained by going online to www.eastbuntynartwalk.com.

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