Arts and Culture

Sidewalk Festival for the Performing Arts Mary Jo Kariminia installs her interactive art work What really sets NBE apart are its students. Simply put: these are not the kinds of kids you usually see in a dance studio.
Feature StoryGhost Signs

Ghost signs show Memphis commerce of days long gone


Development NewsI AM A MAN Plaza rendering

I AM A MAN Plaza to honor civil rights milestone


Development NewsMEMFix

BLDG Memphis spearheads city’s MEMFix efforts


Innovation & Job NewsA local vigil at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center for the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

New timeline catalogs Memphis' LGBTQ history


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Memphis is a rich with authentic arts and culture assets. From the thriving music industry with deep roots in every important American genre to an impressive p[erforming arts district blossoming in Overton Square, Memphis' creative talents are not left in the history books. The city is  home to a nationally acclaimed professional ballet company, opera and symphony orchestra. We boast an array of incredible museums, including the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum.