Paint Memphis is an annual, one-day paint festival, which creates the largest collaborative mural in Tennessee. We bring art to the streets, making it accessible to everyone, regardless of socio-economic status, location, race, ethnicity, or ability. During our festival, volunteer artists show off their talents and connect with a community of local and regional painters. The event brings the community together, bridging the gap through art. Plus, we have vendors, food trucks, hands-on workshops, and live music to make this event fun for art lovers of all ages.

No person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, or sex, shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination of services, programs, and employment provided by Paint Memphis.

Paint Memphis has a long history, beginning in 2015 on Chelsea Avenue. Since then we have been painting all types of neighborhoods in Memphis, including Lamar Avenue (twice), Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, north Memphis in the Carriage and Snuff Districts, downtown on BB King Blvd and around Carolina Avenue, and we held our 2022 one-day paint festival at the Broad Avenue Arts District – Hollywood, Broad, and Scott Streets.

In October of 2023, we move to The Edge District, in The Ravine Park and surrounding area. Come join over 100 artists creating the largest collaborative mural in Tennessee! Food trucks, vendors, workshops, demonstrations, dancers, skateboarding, and live music. Kids area too!

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Paint Memphis is a 501(C)3 organization that paints large collaborative murals involving local and national artists. Our one-day paint festival produces the best street art in the South. We welcome all types of artists of all skill levels and styles. We love our diverse artist base, who donate their time and talent each year to our mission to turn blight into art. Your sponsorship enables us to give artists the equipment and materials they need to create public art that is accessible to all Memphians and visitors to Memphis, regardless of socio-economic class, accessibility, race, ethnicity, or location. We have many levels of sponsorship, both in-kind and financial, with lots of cool benefits.



Paint Memphis is funded in part by a grant from South Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

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