Six Reasons You Should Go to the East Buntyn Art Walk 2015

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 15th 2015 13436 0

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. 

Photo via Say Cheese food truck on Facebook. 

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. 

Go there:

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

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  1. Amanda says:

    I will be going to get the kids out of the house and to see some cool local art!

  2. Sheryl Shelton says:

    I'm going to the East Byntyn Art Walk because I LOVE getting out and around town to see what all my great city has to offer!

  3. Molly Polatty says:

    I want to see what fabulous creative artwork is available from the artists.

  4. Emily Cashman says:

    Why would you not go to this event!! I'm going to support local artist, have a GREAT outing with friends, support the Buntyn Neighborhhod and just plain have fun!! Oh and the food trucks are also an added awesome bonus, edible art as I like to call it!

  5. Crystal says:

    I would love to win the wine glasses and art.  Either way, I'm going on Saturday for the music, local art, and WINE!

  6. Kaitlin Edwards says:

    I'm going because I love art and I support being local!

  7. Lacey says:

    I'm going because I love local art and any opportunity to be outdoors in the spring in Memphis!

  8. Jessica says:

    I am going because I would some free wine!!! For my depression haha, and I love supporting local art 

  9. Barbie says:

    I'm looking forward to finding some local art!

  10. Ashley says:

    …because Tequila Mockingbird has got to be the coolest name ever for a band.

  11. Katie Detroit says:

    I am going to the art walk because I love Memphis and I love local! These kind of events are what makes Mempgis the city that it is!

  12. Rachel Scribner says:

    We are coming to Memphis Friday night from Tupelo to see Eddie Money at the Cook Convention Center– I was looking for something fun and local for us to do Saturday and this looks like so much fun– Thanks for sharing 

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Rachel, aboslutely! Be sure to check out the calendar and my Friday morning post for more Memphis weekend ideas.

  13. Erin Janofski says:

    I'm going to experience an area of Memphis that I haven't yet!

  14. Julie says:

    I'm going because I'm thrilled to be living back in Memphis, it's spring and green out, I'm guaranteed to bump into new and old friends, and I've actually got tax refund money burning a hole in my pocket and I'd love to buy myself a piece of local art for Mother's Day! Cheers! 

  15. Joel says:

    I'm sadly moving out of Memphis soon so I'm trying enjoy every last thing that the city has to offer. This looks like a lot of fun and some wine glasses and art would be some great memorabilia to take with me as I leave!

  16. Valerie says:

    I've never even heard of this and it sounds like a blast! I'll go just because I can!

  17. Micah says:

    I have a friend coming to Memphis this weekend, and I'm bringing him to the art walk to show him some of the cool local art Memphis has to offer.

  18. Jill says:

    this sounds awesome and my designer hubby would love it!!!

  19. Beverly says:

    Heard about this event several years ago.  Now, im finally getting to attend!

  20. Tiff says:

    WINE. And because I really do love this big little city.

  21. Stephanie says:

    ..because the Artwalk is full of everything I love… art, wine, food, music, and local connections!

  22. Caitlin Allen says:

    We'd like to go because we have never gone before!

  23. Elizabeth Colhoun says:

    Love and support local Memphis artist!! 

  24. Kari says:

    I graduate in 3 weeks and will be leaving memphis after growing to love it over the last 4 years- this has been on my bucket list, finally going to check it off.

  25. Robin G says:

    I will be there! I live in one of the neighborhoods. This is a great event!

  26. Ben says:

    Today is my Mom's 76th birthday, so the East Buntyn Art Walk will be the perfect endcap to her "Birthday Week"!

  27. Sarah says:

    I’ll be going to buy art for my new house in midtown!

  28. Rebecca Bond says:

    I live in this neighborhood and I am going to support my local community!

  29. Laura Cunningham says:

    That's my picture of the bridges. You can find that one and more Memphis-themed art this weekend at 530 Alexander! 

  30. Tessa says:

    Me and the wife will be there, becsuse art, food trucks and wine are wonderful together. 

  31. I'll be taking my in-laws to see a side of Memphis they haven't experienced yet.

  32. Amber Colvin says:

    I'm going because: 1) my best friend lives in that neighborhood and it's great! 2) I like art, food, wine, and music, so there ya go. 3) Any band called Creepy Neighbors is alright with me!

  33. Melissa says:

    A Saturday afternoon full of amazing local art, wine, and food trucks. It doesn’t get any better right!

  34. Gina Anderson says:

    Yay!!!  I'm off this Saturday so I can go!!!!  Can't wait!!  I hope the weather is nice…

  35. Amy Treadway says:

    I’m going because, being relatively new to Memphis, I have never been.

  36. Lindsey says:

    I'm going because I love to see all of local art!!

  37. Maude says:

    Because it is fun!

  38. MamiW says:

    I'm going because I happened to meet one of the local artists and he told me about the fun event (that I didn't know about). My kids will love it for sure!

  39. Taylor says:

    I will be attending because I love wine and I will receive extra credit in one of my classes 🙂

  40. Katelyn says:

    I'll be there with the hubby and toddler! We've been every year and love the art walk! I got some very cute locally made jewelry last year and hope to spot some this year, too!

  41. Amy says:

    I'm going to the art walk to look at art with my sweet dogs!

  42. Eileen says:

    I'll be bringing my daughter out for a day of fun!


  43. Thomas Adams says:

    I will be going because I would not have known about this if not for your blog. I have lived in Memphis my whole life and am an artist. I cannot wait to attend With my pup!

  44. Jobeth says:

    Art…wine…music…food… What more do you need in life?!? That's why I'm going!

  45. Kris O says:

    I'm going so my little boys can dance to live music! 

  46. Crystal Walker says:

    Walk, drink, see, repeat! 

  47. christine says:

    Spring is in the air, there is nothing more enjoyable than getting out of the house, with the kids, where we can walk and have fun together. The art will make interesting conversations and who knows we just might get to bring some home too! Local is the most rewarding imo

  48. Hanna says:

    Sounds like a super fun event  (though not outside of my neighborhood since I live on Greer…) I will be attending for some great food, art, and wine!

  49. Mark culver says:

    Looks like an awesome experience and fun way to spend the day. Thanks for the info and the opportunity

  50. Michelle says:

    How fun! We have such talent in Memphis!

  51. Betsy says:

    I'm going to the East Buntyn Art Walk because I love Memphis and I love my neighborhood!! It's always so much fun! 

  52. Natalie says:

    Live work by amazing artist..sunshine…food trucks… sunshine…memphians…my pennylane and a pennylane boutique!!!
    Say No more!!

  53. Dana Henderson says:

    LOCAL ART!   Love it!   And will certainly be there to support it.  MEMPHIS is a wonderful city!

  54. Addie says:

    Thank you so much for your blog.  It is the best thing I have found since moving to Memphis.


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