365 Things to Do in Memphis #256: See the Crosstown Disco Ball

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 12th 2012 2406 0

It's technical name is "Beacon", but I know it better as "the Crosstown Disco Ball". Whatever you call it, assignment #256 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to have a look at the burgeoning neighborhood's new art.

Crosstown Disco Ball, Memphis, Tenn.

The sculpture, which was made by artists Eli Gold and Colin Kidder, was installed on a pole on the strange little peninsula between Watkins and Cleveland a few weeks ago. It's made out of 51 bicycle wheels, and when the wind blows, the wheels turn and glitter in the sun, giving it a nice giant disco ball effect. 


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Intersection of Watkins and Cleveland (by the old Sears building)
Memphis, Tenn.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Anthony Coley says:

    Saw it. Great piece of art!

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