Six Reasons You Should Go to the East Buntyn Art Walk 2015
This coming Saturday (April 18) the neighborhood of East Buntyn will host their annual Art Walk in the area bordered by Central, Southern, Highland, and Greer.
I’m giving away a pair of Art Walk wine glasses (which allows you to drink for free at the event) and some Memphis art courtesy of Penny Lane Boutiqe. If you want to win, leave me a comment on this post telling me why you’re going to the East Buntyn Art Walk. Do this before tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 9:30 a.m., and I’ll pick a winner then. Congrats to Julie for winning the contest!
The Art Walk is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is totally free to attend. Here are six reasons you should go.
1. Local art. Dozens local artists and artisans will have their work on display in the yards of East Buntyn residents. You can see specific examples on the East Buntyn Art Walk Facebook page. Looking for something in particular? Stop by St. James Church first to pick up a map.
2. Family and pet friendly. Pack up the little ones, grab a friend, and put the pup on a leash, because the East Buntyn Art Walk is an outdoor festival that welcomes all the members of your family.
3. Wine and Food trucks. When you arrive at the fest, head to St. James Church first and purchase a spiffy wine glass for $10, then head to the booths to for free wine and appetizers. Walk, sip, repeat.
If you work up a bigger appetite after all that shopping and sipping, head back to St. James Church for dinner at several food trucks (listed here).
4. Bidding wars. Don’t forget to bid at the silent auction. All proceeds go towards costs of putting on the ArtWalk.
5. Live music. This year, enjoy tunes from up-and-coming local artists Nora Tucker, Creepy Neighbors, and Tequila Mockingbird. Read more about the music here.
6. Go local. The East Buntyn Art Walk is about as local as you can get. The residents of the area are lending their yards and homes for local artists to use as galleries, the event is free (including the booth artists!), and everyone from across Memphis is welcome.
Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation and find out what the folks in this little pocket of Memphis. This is the type of “get out of your own neighborhood” thing I’m always encouraging us to do.
East Buntyn Art Walk 2015
Between Central and Southern, Highland and Greer (St. James Church is the headquarters)
Saturday, April 18 (rain date: April 19)
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
free to enter