“We love our city and the love it gives us back. It’s why we created a new place that everyone can call their own, and this weekend, we celebrate that sense of “Shelter” that we strive to provide to all. Featuring Julia Adam’s Devil’s Fruit with its beautiful botanical projections on giant umbrellas, and Uri Sand’s Salve that brings people together in hope from adversity. Plus a new work from Ballet Master Brian McSween.”- Ballet Memphis
Join us for a night of creative adventure as we escape the work week hustle and head to David Lusk Gallery.
Save the date!
Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair serves as a vehicle for revitalization and economic development in the arts community by providing an outlet for emerging artists, curators, and collectors to cultivate their talents. The art fair creates a platform for education, inquiry and explorationand targets a cross-section of contemporary artists, arts administrators, and collectors to investigate what is happening in contemporary art today. .
The art fair also recognizes artists whose work has not been fully recognized on a national level, and provides the opportunity for collectors to discover and purchase their works.
Stay tuned for more details.
A place to make friends, share ideas and just kick-it!
Join us for a happy hour opportunity for creatives, artists, arts lovers, patrons and others to network and meet others at Jack Robinson Gallery 6PM to 8PM for beer, wine, music and socializing.
Young Arts Patrons is hosting Cocktails and Conversations at GPAC before the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performance. Relax and mingle with new and old friends during this special preshow event.
Guests can enjoy happy hour, light bites and music by The Brennan Villines Trio.
Cocktails & Conversations begins at 6:30PM!
Aspen Sante Fe Ballet Performance begins at 8PM!
Cocktails and Conversations is free and open to the public.
Young Arts Patrons member receive 50% off Tickets to the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet ! [Check email for YAP Member Pass Code]
Thank you to our Community Partner GPAC!
Thank you to Food Sponsor Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe!
Young Arts Patrons is thrilled to announce Open Call for Proposals for the 3rd Annual Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair. The art fair targets a cross-section of contemporary artists, arts administrators, and collectors to investigate what is happening in contemporary art today.
We invite artists, curators, adminstrators, art writers/critics, and more from across the cultural landscape to present innovative theories, practices, and critical analyses of the arts. In the call for proposals/papers, YCC invites paper presentations, panels, workshops/interactive session, lightening talks, and more that address the contemporary art field, art market (collecting), and ever changing developments. It is our belief that Young Collectors can spark ideas, projects, and practice development through networking with like-minded people.
Call for Proposals closes December 1. Submit Proposal Here.
Young Arts Patrons members have been invited by Germantown Performing Art Center (GPAC) to an exclusive cocktail party next week celebrating the dance community in Memphis and their Dance Series at GPAC.
It will be a fun fancy party with entertainment, cocktails and hor d'oeuvres.
YAP Social night with IRIS Orchestra is on Thursday, December 8th at 5:45PM at Germantown Performing Arts Center. Grace Notes is an invite-only open on-stage preview. RSVP Required. YAP Discount Code 20YAP
Sustenance for the Soul:
Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
Mahler: “Blumine” from Symphony No. 1
Roussel: Concert pour petit orchestre
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Original Ver
Join us for Whet Thursday and explore the Museum after hours for free with. Enjoy free admission, food from the El Mero Taco food truck and live music by Brennan Villines Music. Members receive two free drinks when you present your member card at the front desk.
Join moderator Eileen Townsend and panelists for a public conversation about the impact of globalization on contemporary music, food, fashion and culture. The panel is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars, organized by the Newark Museum and on view through September 4.
The first of its kind in the state, the Young Collectors Contemporary (YCC) includes an exhibition of some of the regions most prominent emerging artists. The YCC was launched as an innovative approach to connect emerging talent with beginning collectors.
The YCC has an inner forum with event organizers, artists, and curators committed to the advancement of visual arts collections and to shaping the exhibition and its seismographic interpretation of current cultural and social developments.
More information, including hours, directions and how to purchase tickets, will be updated on the Young Arts Patrons page in the coming months.
Join Young Arts Patrons for the Regional Premier of Green Day's American Idiot. A two-time Tony Award-winning musical, based on Green Day’s Grammy award-winning multi-platinum album, this rock opera explores the lives of three young men as they struggle to find meaning in the post 9/11 world. Rolling Stone says that American Idiot“blows your mind, while it blows the roof off.”
YAP invites you to their winter toy drive to benefit the children of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
Come out and meet some of the leaders behind YAP, as well as, learn about other organizations around Memphis.
Meet some of Memphis's most creative people! in Young Arts Patrons Art Class Series.
Friday, August 14th 8:30AM/ City & State Coffee /Free Pastries Provided
About Brandon Marshall:
Memphis native Brandon Marshall is both a very talented visual artist and B-boy. He is a graduate of the University of Memphis (BFA in Fine Art with a concentration in Graphic Design) and a 2013 ArtsMemphis ArtsAccelerator grant recipient. Marshall is most well known as the artist behind one of the most photographed murals in the city, the I Love Memphis mural located in Cooper Young. He has since been a leader in the street art movement and has other mural projects that can be found around Memphis. His most recent work was in collaboration with other local street artists including Birdcap Shruggin (aka Micheal Roy)as a part of the Art of Video Games Exhibit at the Brooks Museum. Brandon is a resident of the Orange Mound Community, and his works have focused on the themes of universal human experience and storytelling. #YAP15 Choose901, Commercial Appeal, Memphis Art Project
About Art Class:
Art Class is where Memphians learn. Young Arts Patrons presents a monthly educational program that transforms the Memphis community into one large learning campus by bringing short courses, workshops, lectures, and discussions out of the classroom and into a whole new environment. Art Class is led by not your average teacher on not your average subject matter and includes some of the most influential people in the arts community including artists, curators, musician, authors, scholars and other creatives. And this isn't just a class: A portion of Art Class donations and class fees are paid to the teacher (host speaker) or requested organization to allow them to continue creating in the Memphis community. #YAPARTCLASS
Join Young Arts Patrons and New Memphis for a special outing to Hattiloo Theatre to see their new production, Simply Simone. This electric new revue based on the turbulent life and rich artistic legacy of the American musical icon, Nina Simone, is sure to be a hit with audiences everywhere. The score to Simply Simone crosses genres from gospel to blues to Broadway to rock and roll, and features definitive Simone classics.
We'll gather for a reception with wine and light appetizers before the show.
Thank you Hattiloo for hosting us!
The New Memphis Institute trains leaders with a mission - to develop their personal potential so Memphis reaches its full potential. All that is done contributes to a mission with a purpose: leadership that ripples from New Memphis' programs and improves all facets of Memphis – neighborhoods, schools, government, economic development, and civic life. Some of the most important impacts are those made through the Community Action Projects which help local nonprofits deliver on their missions.
For more information on Simply Simone, visit http://www.hattiloo.org/play-simply-simone.php
Young Arts Patrons is excited to announce in collaboration with Crosstown Arts an exclusive opportunity to view the 30 Americans Exhibition in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 31st, 2015.
30 Americans presents a sweeping survey of artwork by many of the most influential African American artists of the last four decades. Organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, the exhibition features work by such early and influential artists as Barkley L. Hendricks, Robert Colescott and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and those of younger and emerging artists, like Kehinde Wiley, Wangechi Mutu, and Shinique Smith.
- 8 am: Meet at parking lot on Cooper next to Hattiloo Theater, please park in Overton Square parking garage
- 8:30 am: Bus departs for Little Rock
- 11 am-12 pm: Guided tour of 30 Americans
- 12-1 pm: Explore gallery at your leisure, eat lunch at the Arts Center cafe, or pack a picnic
- 1:30 pm: Depart Little Rock
- 4:30 pm/5pm: Arrive in Memphis
Trip fee: $25 (includes transportation and guided tour of exhibition) Admission to the Museum is FREE!
Follow-up Discussion June 15, 2015 7PM
Young Arts Patrons and Opera Memphis have teamed up to offer you a one of a kind experience for the 2015 Midtown Opera Festival.
Your exclusive members only ticket purchase includes:
One ticket to Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm)
+ Ticket to Lavinnia London's Cabaret (Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10pm)
+ 1 Free Drink Ticket (to be used between the opera and cabaret performance)
Limit 2 Tickets Per member
A $60 dollar value for $31