We were so excited to welcome these artists to the 2018 East Buntyn ArtWalk. Stay tuned for artists applications for our 2019 East Buntyn ArtWalk coming soon!
A native of Memphis, Carolyn is a self-taught artist who has been creating art since early childhood in the form of sewing her dolls' dresses. Later, her world travels inspired her to capture beauty through her painting, primarily in watercolors. Carolyn’s newest endeavor is painting personalized greeting cards, then mass printing the cards. Her note cards feature different themes such as Memphis, Food Trucks, Overton Square, Cooper/Young, Broad Avenue, Donut Shops, Beale Street, and Best BBQ Joints. Carolyn will also offer Memphis and Germantown Coloring Books.
Brian is an East Buntyn resident and artist whose main focus is portraiture, but enjoys drawing and painting all types of subjects. His background working as a scenic artist for theatre and television has provided him with experience creating many different styles of painting and drawing. In his personal artwork, this translates to an affinity for a range of styles using multiple types of media. At the ArtWalk, Brian will offer drawings and paintings using acrylic, pencil, pen and ink, oils, and watercolor.
Funlola says she started making miniatures because of the need to work with her hands, and she enjoys the challenges that come with achieving intricate detail on such a small scale: “Miniatures amaze me. They carry such wonder despite their "size." Using polymer clay, Funlola sculpts miniatures of food and plants. She mounts the miniatures onto surgical steel posts to make jewelry, taking the utmost care to ensure high quality for her customers. She likes to think they are leaving with a little piece of wearable art or a small keepsake, and she works to create memories or preserve special moments in people's lives. She will offer her most coveted items, donut earrings, avocado earrings, and "BFF" avocado necklaces at the ArtWalk.
By day, Emily Austin is a mom and wife, working in Communications at Church Health. But after the last email is answered and her daughter goes to bed, she dons her cape and turns into Captain Crafty! Emily makes bows, earrings, hairbands, and a variety of other accessories for girls and women. You can find these items for sale at Emily’s ArtWalk booth.
Mary started The Hammered Pear in 2013 to focus on unique and custom jewelry with edgy and Bohemian designs. Her eclectic pieces utilize metals, glass, leather, industrial materials, Swarovski crystals, gemstones, natural stones, and freshwater
pearls. Largely self-taught, Mary has taken formal classes at the Memphis College of Art and with other established artists to improve her knowledge and technique. She is a member of the Memphis Art Collective. Displayed work will include earrings,
bracelets and necklaces made from metal, leather, glass, pearls, crystals and semi-precious gemstones. Each piece is unique.
Ria van der Aa
Ria enjoyed weaving, spinning, and handcrafts from an early age and balanced her family and work life with her artistic interests for many years. In the last few years, she has been able to concentrate more time on her art. Ria especially enjoys
weaving and loves the challenge of complicated patterns. She sometimes combines recyclables in her designs, including old t-shirts, plastic bags, and various types of re-purposed fabrics. She is member of the Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers and draws inspiration from various creativity circles. Ria will offer hand woven framed pieces, necklaces, rugs, placemats, tea towels, bags, dog collars, yoga straps, coasters, key fobs, and scarves.
Mary has been designing jewelry for 14 years and enjoys doing fairs and festivals where she gets feedback from her customers. In fact, she feels that her customers inspire her to create new designs and pieces. Mary will offer her wire and metal jewelry for sale at the ArtWalk.
Jonathan and Lisa Lingo
About three years ago, Jonathan and Lisa Lingo and Lisa's mother Betty Baer joined together to create Lingotopia (their own little utopia) to sell handmade and handcrafted goods to the Mid-South. Jonathan's woodworking has sold in Italy and
Transylvania (no, vampire stakes were not requested). For over two years, Lisa has created custom kilts and corsets, unmatched in quality through her diligent study of corset techniques from the 1800's and beyond. She also sews aprons and does embroidery of all kinds. Her mom Betty spends her time chatting with her friends and crocheting like crazy. Her big sellers are her Amigurumi dolls. The Lingotopia crew will sell handcrafted wooden items, Lisa's custom kilts and corsets and Betty’s Amigurumi crochet critters.
Jean is a leather crafter with over 25 years of experience. She will offer fine leather crafts, hand sewn and tooled, at this year’s ArtWalk.
Duane and Pamela Dunaway
Duane is an active duty Memphis firefighter, and his wife Pamela has retired from Shelby County Schools. Together they have been designing and building crafts for many years and have most recently delved into crafting rusted metal signs and wind chimes. You’ll find rust etched metal wind chimes and custom rusted metal signs at their ArtWalk booth.
Amanda is the owner and lead painter of a local face paint/body art company called Pain't it Cool Body Art. She began her business in April 2015 with the mission of giving back to the community through her art. To that end, half of her profits go to local charities and enable her to volunteer at Le Bonheur and St. Jude free of charge. She also supports Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue, a local non profit dog rescue dedicated to helping sick, injured, and unwanted bully breeds. Amanda does henna, face paint, glitter tattoos, and full body paint and says she loves every minute of it! She will offer all natural brown henna tattoos, glitter tattoos, and face paint at the ArtWalk.
Wanda says she loves to sew and quilt! In 2008 she began her journey as an arts and craft vendor making rag quilts and purses. Her craft grew from there and she now makes pillowcase dresses for toddlers along with coin purses, lanyards, and key chains. Her latest endeavor is a new line of Stadium bags. Wanda will sell rag quilts, rag purses, pillowcase dresses, key chains, lanyards, and coin purses.
Sherry is a lawyer by day and a jewelry maker by night (and weekends!). She crafts her jewelry using a wire wrapping technique and hand knotting, incorporating found and vintage objects as much as possible. You will find unique handmade
jewelry at Sherry’s booth this year.
Nikki is an artist and a writer. She says she recently fell in love with a fluid abstract technique, and she uses art as a means of communication: “I am eager to share my visual story.” Nikki uses an acrylic pouring technique, so every piece is 100% unique and one-of- a-kind. She will offer abstract coasters, paintings, and art prints at her ArtWalk gallery.
Brandy has always been as fascinated by the process as she is the finished work, so she chose art history as her major in college. Her decision introduced her to many styles and influences. As a result, she weaves bits and pieces of the visual as well as the philosophical influences of artists and movements that she feels connected to. A professional metal smith since 1999, Brandy subscribes to the idea that things should be made to last as well and takes great care in the craftsmanship of her work and the quality of her materials. Her goal, both in her art and in her interactions with others, is to make life more beautiful. Brandy will display and sell handcrafted jewelry and small sculptures constructed from silver, bronze, and copper with gemstones, enamel, and vintage crystals. Occasionally she adds a cool found object or wood.
Traci is a local artist who has called Memphis her home for most of her life. She works in woodturning and wood burning, and also creates bottle chimes. Visit Traci’s booth at this year’s ArtWalk to discover the treasures she has on offer!
Many years after taking a summer weaving class at the Memphis College of Art, Mary Anne purchased a second hand loom and became a weaver. That was thirteen years ago! She is a member of the Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers and currently serves as secretary. A graduate of the University of Memphis with a BFA and M.Ed, Mary Anne taught art for Shelby County Schools until her retirement from teaching in 2014. She is also active in Memphis Urban Sketchers, a group that meets regularly to sketch from life at locations around the Memphis area. At this year’s ArtWalk, she will sell hand woven items, both utilitarian and artistic; sketches in ink; watercolor; and mixed media.
Peg has been working with clay for about five years. She took a weekend pottery class and says that she immediately knew this was her newfound Zen. She turned her spare bedroom into a studio and took a big leap this summer by building a shed and buying a kiln. At first she made only functional pieces such as mugs, vases and plates, until a friend asked for a small figurine of her dog. Peg started on the path to making her "Happiness" figurines – pets, little people, animals, even a 12-inch bust of Einstein (happily sitting on the lab table in her classroom). “Anything that makes you smile when you look at it,” she says. “I love it whenever I see someone smile or giggle when looking at the Happiness figurines - it means they are fulfilling their intended purpose.” Peg will offer functional pieces, such as hand thrown and painted plates, bowls, and mugs, and her hand built and painted Happiness figurines.
Jessica is a mixed media artist who attended Memphis College of Art for four years. She combines multiple mediums like charcoal, sewing fabric, India ink, acrylic paints, and other items into one art piece. Jessica says that even cut paper can be art within itself. Her eclectic creations vary in material and style, depending on where her creativity leads her. Her main subjects are cats, international iconic architecture, and Christianity. She occasionally creates abstract paintings as well. Visit Jessica’s ArtWalk booth to discover her eclectic art!
Susan has enjoyed creating art from a young age. After taking workshops on mosaics and pottery as an adult, she started seriously working on her craft. She is a member of the Memphis Arts Collective and is a regular vendor at several local arts festivals. She was also invited to display one of her glass mosaics at the Memphis College of Art Holiday Bazaar in December 2017. When she is not busy creating art, you can find her working as the librarian at Richland Elementary School. Look for Susan’s mosaic mirrors, trays, birdhouses, wall hangings, and utilitarian and decorative pottery at her ArtWalk gallery.
Hallie is a multi-media artist, photographer, and printmaker who creates images in encaustic wax medium, handmade knitted/felted purses from fiber, and also makes one-of-a-kind jewelry. Her jewelry is individually created with her own unique design. At the ArtWalk, Hallie will have handmade necklaces, earrings, and bracelets made from hammered wire, chain, beads, gems, and found items.
A local optician for 17 years, Erin loves to craft and create when her day’s work is done. She says she mostly wants to see things thrown by the wayside have a new life in useful objects. At the ArtWalk Erin will offer her handcrafted upcycled products, including cassette tape wallets, t-shirt bags and purses, gift card earrings, comic dice boxes, scrap fabric critters, and resin set toy necklaces.
Teri is a chandler and a soapmaker. A few years ago she switched to making scented dye free soy candles because they are a more natural product. Seven years ago, she decided to turn her hobby into a business, and sells her products by the name Seetos Naturals. “Seeto” was Teri’s childhood nickname. She says she is extremely proud of her products and loves to share them with the public: “I love what I do!” Handmade olive oil soaps with assorted scents, soy container candles with assorted scents, lavender sachets, and loofah soaps will be available at Teri’s booth.
Rebecca is a Memphis-born artist that specializes in encaustic painting. She earned her BFA from the University of Memphis. Visit Rebecca’s booth at this year’s ArtWalk to discover the treasures she has on offer!
Emily is an artist with a BA from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She is a newcomer to the Memphis area and is excited about exploring the art scene here and sharing my work. Emily uses many different medias matted ready to frame ink drawings, acrylic paintings on both canvas and shale, and colored pencil pieces.
C Us Bead (Artists: Christian Prichard, Corinne Hight, and Connie Ligon)
C Us Bead is a collaborative of jewelry artisans who create wearable art. The collaborative provides a unique offering of personally designed pieces fashioned from metals, leather, wire and gemstones utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques. In addition to the jewelry medium, the artists also explore fabric arts, photography and acrylic and oil painting. C Us Bead will offer a variety of handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings that are created through wire-wrapping and knotting techniques of various semi-precious gemstones. Earrings and necklaces are adorned with one-of- a-kind copper pendants that have been fired to bring out a hue of hidden colors and unique hand formed and hammered frames outlining precious stones. Rings are crafted on the spot to the delight of all festival and fair attendees. Hand designed greeting cards featuring photography taken by the artist and paintings depicting the beauty of nature will be displayed. Finally, they will offer an array of tie dyed apparel for all sizes.
Carter is a preservationist, caterer, and purveyor of high-end specialty foods. He works in a commercial kitchen in Cooper-Young, and sells at a number of local shops as well as at selected festivals and fairs throughout the year. Carter will offer his delicious canned goods for sale at the ArtWalk.
Shannon describes herself as a distracted artist that sometimes paints on faces, too! She illustrates, face paints, and writes. Stop by her booth to check out her traditional paintings and drawings.
Luz is an artisan jeweler from the beautiful country of Peru. Her passion for nature and art inspired her to start a small business, “Sumaq Sairi.” She makes and sells handcrafted eco-friendly jewelry sourced from natural materials including orange and lime peels. You will find Luz’s amazing earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, and ornaments at her ArtWalk booth.
Lindy is a self-taught local artist who works with various textures such as canvas, barn wood, and driftwood. She loves to paint animals, especially in nontraditional poses. Her husband is her woodworker, and she says they love bringing beauty to all
things imperfect. Lindy will display work consisting primarily of reclaimed wood paintings and some canvas art at the ArtWalk. She will also have hand-lettered pieces done on wood and chalkboard, and original art printed on mugs, bottle openers, and cutting boards.
A native of Peru, Magaly currently makes her home in Cordova. She likes to show and sell her art so people can learn more about her country, and get unique handmade souvenirs from Peru. Visit Magaly’s ArtWalk booth to discover her jewelry, scarves, purses, wallets, dolls, key chains, llamas, and much more from the beautiful country of Peru.
Tonya is a Memphis native and self-taught artist who enjoys painting and making crafts. She paints using acrylic on canvas and she crafts dream catchers. Stop by her booth at the ArtWalk to discover her treasures!
Founded in 2010, Cosgrove and Lewis offers handmade, beautiful artisan luxury soaps and bath products. It's "Art You Can Bathe With!" You will find these unique artisan soaps and bath products at the C&L ArtWalk gallery.
Lakeisha is a self-taught artist currently residing in South Memphis. “I've always been a creative soul ever since I was young. Many forms of creative expression fuel my spirit, everything from singing to painting,” she says. Lakeisha loves trying new ways of displaying her imagination for the world to see, and is looking forward to growing as an artist. Her artwork is mostly black and white painted and drawn abstract images, with some color to bring out the imagery. Discover Lakeisha’s creations at her ArtWalk booth.
Kelly is an artist and an art educator who has been teaching art for 16 years in public schools. She is also a mother, a gardener, and loves to cook. Kelly creates lamps and lighting as illuminated sculptures. Her lampshades are made from painted paper coated with resin to create durability and to give the shades a transparency. Her colors range from bright and fun, to neutrals – and she can create custom colors. Kelly casts her own lamp bases in concrete from various molds. She also crafts sconces, pendants, and custom lights for unique spaces. Her fun and functional nightlights are made from embedding various items in resin, such as simple painted paper scraps, small figurines, buttons, and shells.
Nikkila earned her BFA from the Memphis College of Art in 2011. She has since created a line of ceramic sculptures, jewelry, and functional ceramics called babycreep. Her creations include cute and creepy handmade functional ceramics using various clay bodies. At Nikkila’s gallery, you will find mugs, planters, and jewelry featuring faces, mermaids, coral, or cats.
Sonya has been designing handmade jewelry and handbags for four years. She says that quality workmanship is her top priority! Visit Sonya’s booth to see her display of lovely handbags, gemstone and metal jewelry, and beadwork.
Heidi is a mixed media artist with a passion for our city and its people! Her main objective is to create interesting works of art that create an inner conversation or emotion. She loves to up-cycle forgotten or discarded items into her pieces. Her artwork will include wood, paper, acrylic, resin peace signs, Memphis bridge, and earrings.
A self-taught artist, Lisa has been designing and making her own jewelry for almost 10 years. She loves creating and making things with her hands. Lisa primarily uses very fine gauge wire woven in the Japanese braiding tradition of Kumihimo, fabricating the braids into woven bracelets and pendants and cast in resin and fine silver for earrings and pendants. You will find her stunning jewelry pieces at her ArtWalk booth.
Ginger specializes in handmade baby blankets, clothing, and specialty baked goods. Stop by her gallery at the ArtWalk to discover her beautiful work and tasty treats!
A lifelong Memphian, Stacey loves to bring the outdoor indoors. She creates handmade wall decor and jewelry featuring exotic butterflies and insects, which have been preserved upon their natural passing from tropical farms and sanctuaries. She rehydrates, spreads, pins, and dries the specimens so they can be preserved to last a lifetime. Stacey says that she's a pretty lucky gal with a super rad husband, two awesome kitties, and a seventeen-year-old dog that pretty much runs the show! Stacey will show her butterfly and insect shadow boxes, butterfly jewelry, and some newer handmade jewelry designs featuring stone, clay, and other earthy themes.
Sedonia is a silk artist, a dancer, and a pollination biologist from southern Illinois. She began dyeing and painting silk over twenty years ago and began her business through creating intensely pigmented silk dance veils for belly dancers all over the world. Working mostly with silk fabrics, she creates hand painted and dyed scarves and clothing. Sedonia says that one of her strengths is creating smooth and intense ombré patterns. Drawing inspiration largely from nature, botany, and pollinators, she paints abstract and organic works. Sedonia will display and sell hand-painted, dyed and sewn silk scarves and handkerchief tops, using her own designs. She uses silk crepe de chine, habotai, and charmeuse fabrics, and Jacquard acid dyes for silk and water-based resists. You will also find hand-dyed and sewn linen pinafore aprons of her own design, hand-dyed with Procion fiber-reactive dyes.
Erica S. Qualy
Erica is a Malaysian-American artist currently living in Memphis. She is best known for her zines, paintings, photography, and sculpture. She says her favorite color is rainbow. You will find her wonderful paintings, photographs, mixed media work, sketches, screenprints, block prints, zines, tapes/CDs, sculptures, and more at her ArtWalk booth.
Megan works at an accounting firm and needed a creative outlet - hence the birth of her sassy canvas art. She will be selling painted canvases, prints, and note cards at the ArtWalk. Most of her art features her hometown of Memphis, Parks & Recreation quotes, and her true love: wine.
Caroline and her husband Phillip take their kids on walks down by the Mississippi River to collect driftwood to take home to make jewelry. You will find her unique handmade jewelry combining driftwood and resin at her ArtWalk booth. Her pieces are unique - each color is hand mixed and each shaped is hand formed.
Jennifer has worked in 2-D and 3-D iron art since 1993. Most of her art is made from recycled items. The source of the iron ranges from industrial scrap, to bike parts salvaged from a community bicycle shop, to gifts her friends leave on her doorstep, and finally to found items, aka "curb score." On that last point, Jennifer says she thanks you for NOT being behind her when she sees metal on the side of the road! At the ArtWalk, she will offer her metal garden art (mostly iron with a few non-iron items such as glass bottles for a bottle tree). Her iron techniques include cutting, bending, and welding of mild steel sheets as well as designing items inspired by found and/or recycled items.
Leigh is an exciting new local jewelry designer who makes jewelry that is both trendy and affordable. Look for her uniquely designed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings at her ArtWalk gallery.
Debby is a glass artist. She creates wine themed gifts and accessories. Visit Debby's ArtWalk booth to discover her delightful creations!
Julie is a local artist with a degree in painting. She enjoys crafting collages and assemblage boxes, and you will find these creations at her ArtWalk gallery. You will also discover her paintings; she uses acrylic on canvas or wood. Her assemblage boxes are made from cigar boxes, and all of her work is a rather "folkish" in style.
Matthew has lived in Memphis for the past 22 years. In that time he has worked in various aspects as a graphic artist. Two years ago he returned to his first love; oil painting. Matthew will have prints available as well as original works of oil on canvas, including landscapes, still life, portraits, and a few abstracts.
Shannon is a transplant to Memphis, and loves the city! She has made it her home for close to 25 years. Shannon has built a career as a graphic designer but loves making jewelry on the side. "Nature and history inspire me," she says. "Much of my work includes vintage items - from metal and glass to Swarovski crystal and acrylic/lucite. Playing with contrasts, I like to mix the old with the new, sparkly with dark." You'll also find semi-precious stones, sterling, brass and gold-filled items. The work has a sense of something vintage and delicate, but simple. Shannon tries to make her creations unique, wearable, and affordable. Stop by her ArtWalk booth to discover Shannon's beautiful jewelry!
Tylur is a local sculptor known best for his iconic Overton Park Bike Arch and Broad Avenue Water Tower. He has also built large sculpture installations for regional hospitals, corporations, and city parks. His ArtWalk gallery will offer locally designed t-shirts featuring his sculptures such as the Bike Arch, Water Tower, and Overton Arch. Stop by to check out his amazing work!
Astrid is a local jewelry designer with a passion for making earrings and necklaces with personalities that appeal to the unique nature of each buyer. She has a loyal following from years of creating a diverse body of work. Her items are sold at 5 and 1 Social Club, Diane's Gifts, Loudeans, and local festivals. All jewelry is one of a kind using rare beads from around the world, vintage, repurposed components, old Cracker Jack charms, and semi-precious stone. Jewelry is displayed on vintage playing cards to add character.
Barronee is a self-taught jewelry artist. Although she has been making jewelry for over 20 years, she began selling it to the public just two years ago. The majority of her work is crafted from copper, leather, and gemstones. She also makes many of her pieces out of precious metal clay. Stop by Barronee's booth to discover her beautiful handmade wearable art!
A nature lover, Richard is totally into recycling. He creates unique functional birdhouses and feeders from recycled wood and metal that he discovers in dumps, scrap yards, and disused items.He also re-purposes old dinnerware and bottles into bird feeders. Most of the parts and pieces that he uses to embellish his creations are procured from local estate and garage sales. You will find his birdhouses and feeders at his ArtWalk booth, along with ladies' shirts and hats with bird appliques to promote the "bird life."
Heath started creating wood burns as a hobby. People loved them and started requesting his creations. "Next thing I know, I've done and sold over 200 within three months!" he says. "Wood Burning is relaxing, and is a true lost art." Heath will display and sell his hand drawn images burnt onto pieces of wood, each one signed, dated, numbered, stained, and ready to hang on the wall.
Chicks 'N Wicks are two East Memphis ladies that make and sell candles as a side hobby. Stop by their booth at the artwalk to discover 100% soy wax candles in a delightful variety of fragrances and colors!
Maritucker is a Memphis-based artist, who works in oil, acrrylic, and encaustic mediums. She has an MFA in Painting, and has taught at University of Memphis and Mississippi State University. Her small acrylic paintings range from 5x5" to 5x12". Encaustic can range from 5x7" to 12x18". Visit her ArtWalk gallery to check out her amazing art!
Millie Walt and Kristin Baltimore
Mille and Kristin are seniors at the University of Memphis majoring in Graphic Design. Born and raised in Memphis, they are excited to show off their skills to the community. You'll find digital illustrations, woodblock print, etching, and embroidery at their ArtWalk booth.
Amanda has been working in clay since 1997. Often inspired by forms in nature, architecture, and geometry, she switches between large sculptural forms, ceramic jewelry and functional pottery to use and enjoy. You will find her lovely ceramic works, from mugs and bowls to large sculptural forms, at her ArtWalk gallery.
Sarah moved to Memphis about seven years ago and spent the first five years running Ekata (a jewelry business that employees refugees). After that, she decided to try something new and started making pottery. She has been creating functional pottery for a little over a year now and loves the ability to create decorative and storytelling pieces. Sarah focuses primarily on creating stoneware mugs. Each piece is designed, crafted, and decorated by her. Most of her pieces are inspired by a road trip that she took across the USA laast year. She says she hopes her pieces will encourage others to remember, celebrate, live slowly.
Cameron is a Memphis artist who loves recreating pop-culture of the 80s and 90s. His art is not limited to that time period however! His primary focus is on creating portraits of famous movie characters, musicians, and historical figures. Cameron uses library cards and acrylic on canvas to create whatever inspires him in the moment. "I believe art should be fun and I love when art can bring up happy and nostalgic feelings," he says. Look for his creative and clever library cards, paintings, stickers, pins, and prints at his ArtWalk gallery.
Andria's theme is " Tennessee Inspired Designs for Enlightened Minds." Tennessee Sounds Good is a clothing and jewelry company that incorporates two main entities, travel and gemstones. The journey began in Tennessee, and the purpose is to create and share with the world the beauty of the state through art. Andria will display and sell t-shirts, hoodies, semi-precious gemstone bracelets, and metal works.
A seamstress with over 25 years of experience, Debra has created beautiful outfits for a lot of children over this time period. She uses hard to find fabrics to craft her one-of-a-kind clothing. She also uses appliques to make unique shirts, and creates wonderful baby shower gifts and monogrammed gift ideas. Stop by Debra's booth to discover her talent!
A cartoonist, writer, and artist, Dale has been telling stories through words and pictures for over 30 years! Look for her clever and creative prints, comics, buttons, drawings, and paintings at her ArtWalk gallery.
Rust+Revival offers unexpected beauty for every occasion with an exquisite collection of artisan patina and leather jewelry handcrafted in Memphis. Declare your sense of style with Rust+Revival's signature, intricately crafted patina cuffs. Inspired by a love for the national parks and unmatched artistry found in nature, self-taught designer Jen Jaudon creates each piece with memorable adventures across the globe in mind. Featuring a dichotomous aesthetic of revival and unpredictable beauty often born from the shadows of dark, rust-laden places, Rust+Revival is dedicated to dramatically changing lives with every purchase by supporting causes promoting the imaginative, confident power of women's voices and revival for the human spirit. Rust+Revival is also proud to support the preservation work of the U.S. National Park Service for future generations to come. Jen will display and sell her stunning cuffs, rungs, necklaces and earrings at her ArtWalk gallery.
Arianna & Ayanna Willis
The ArtWalk is excited to welcome two budding local artists: 12-year-old Arianna and her younger sister Ayanna, aged 11. The talented siblings paint and create a variety of crafts. They are self-taught and love to draw inspiration from the everyday lives of people around them, using watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed media. They will display and sell their paintings along with hair bows, tutus, shifts, and shoes. Stop by their booth to discover these awesome new artists!
Tommy studied Graphic Design at eh University of Memphis where he received his BFA. He also studied at the Contemporary Realist Academy to strengthen his drawing abilities and learn oil painting. Tommy enjoys oil painting and charcoal rendering, and prefers the realistic representation of the world around us. At the ArtWalk he will display and sell oil paintings of the figure as well as portraiture, and charcoal renderings.
Whimsical and fun probably best defines Trish's work. Through bright colors, bold strokes, and vibrant textures, her hope is to convey the joy that resides in us all. A lifelong Memphian, Trish always had a passion for art and secretly harbored a dream of becoming a working artist. The ArtWalk will be her first step into public view and she says that despite some fear, she can't think of a better forum to introduce herself to the Memphis art community. Join us in welcoming Trish to the ArtWalk! Discover her talented pottery, acrylic and oil on canvas, and acrylics and oil on board at her booth.
A self-taught potter, Debbie has been creating one-of-a-kind functional and decorative hand-built and thrown pottery for 17 years. Stop by her gallery to discover her unique creations!
Emily grew up in Memphis and studied visual art at both the University of Mississippi and the University of Memphis. She is inspired by everything Memphis and loves to use her work to give new life to forgotten or overlooked aspects of the city. Emily currently lives in midtown where she teaches elementary visual art. She will display and sell her Memphis-themed compositions in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media at her ArtWalk booth.
Shalene is the owner of My Heavenly Creations, which offers handcrafted spa body bath and home fragrance products. At her ArtWalk booth, she will display and sell handcrafted natural soaps, bath bombs, salts, men facial and body care, body creams, oils, lip care, and candles.
University District Urban Garden Club
Stop by the University District Garden Club's booth to find out more about urban garden initiatives! You will also find bird feeders crafted from found and recycled items and seedlings for purchase.
Jack and his girlfriend make all of their "Stareable Wearables" by hand, using several techniques to obtain all the different effects that make tie-dye so beautiful. He says that some of the methods are quite time consuming but they love it! Everything they dye is 100% natural fiber and the dye is kid tested and mother approved. They specialize in alternative dye techniques such as ice dyes, reverse dyes, and batiks. You will find dyed clothing, tapestries, lines, and more at the ArtWalk.
Erika specializes in all natural handcrafted items, all made from Mother Nature. She will display and sell medicine bags, purses, wallets, dream catchers, natural incense and smudge fans, handcrafted wooden bowls, and botanical body care including soaps, lotions, and toiletries.
Renowned local potter Agnes Stark is a Memphis Art Academy graduate. She specializes in studio pottery made of high-fired stoneware. Agnes will offer everyday pieces, dinnerware, vases, planters, beads, ornaments, and table centerpieces - truly something for everyone! Her pieces are lead-free, glazed, and safe for the dishwasher and microwave. Do not miss out on her ArtWalk booth!
Jackie started making jewelry for gifts and her friends encouraged her to expand her hobby. She participates in craft fairs at work and we are happy to welcome her back to the East Buntyn ArtWalk! Brass and aqua are her favorite colors, and she likes to make jewelry with a vintage flair. Jackie also works with ocean themes, using seashells and creatures. And she says she does have to satisfy her "groovy side" with her creations! Stop by her ArtWalk booth to discover Jackie's range of beautiful jewelry.
Erin is an East Buntyn resident and creates out of her home studio, aka the dining room. Working mostly with acrylics, she likes to paint scenes inspired by her daily life. You will find her wonderful acrylics on canvas for sale at the ArtWalk!
Erica is an Aussie who now calls Memphis home. A self-taught artist, she loves colorful abstract paintings. She uses acrylic paints for her gorgeous creations on canvas. Discover her amazing talent at her ArtWalk gallery!
Erica has been making pottery for 21 years. "My dad taught me how when I was a little kid, and I've just been doing it ever since," she says. Her handmade utilitarian stoneware pottery is safe for food, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe designed for daily use - both practical and beautiful. Stop by her ArtWalk booth to visit Erica!
A native of Uganda, Grace has called Memphis home for four years. She is ca clothing designer with a clothing and accessory store on Broad Avenue. You'll find her unique and colorful African clothing and accessories at her ArtWalk gallery.
Rachel studied photography and graphic design at Mississippi State University. She will display and sell her oil on canvas work. You'll also find detailed drawings that are mixed media of India ink and watercolor, as well as mixed media of gold leaf and oil on wood. Discover Rachel's talent at the ArtWalk!
A native Memphian, Cassandra loves the arts. She says she grew up taking art classes but was told she was mediocre. She stopped painting and drawing until 2014 when she needed a creative outlet. "Painting and making jewelry brings me a lot of joy, and I continually like to push myself and try new techniques," she says. Cassandra will display and sell her handmade jewelry and hair accessories, paintings (watercolor and acrylics), and prints.