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Join us for the first annual Uptown Arts Festival on May 18, 2024, 12-7pm! 🎉

Uptown Arts Festival Mission

Our mission is to celebrate Memphis culture through showcasing Memphis area artists AND the local businesses in the Uptown neighborhood & the greater Medical District umbrella. Attendees can expect local artwork & dry goods from diverse mediums, locally crafted food & drink, live demos, and live local music! We are a grassroots team led by Grind City.

Uptown Arts Fest will feature Memphis creativity in many forms; from visual arts to textile arts to locally roasted coffee to plants & more!

Event Details

Uptown Arts Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Event time: Noon-7pm


Front Yard, Grind City Brewing Co.

76 Waterworks Ave. Memphis, TN 38107

Parking: $10

Booth & Parking map will be published on this landing page and social media on May 11th.

Artist Deadlines

Application Opens: April 17, 2024

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024

Applicant acceptance emails: May 3, 2024

Applicant payment ($100) due: May 6, 2024 at 11:59PM

Map of Artist booths emailed & published: May 11, 2024

Artist applications are open April 17-April 30th at 11:59pm. Artist application link:

Note: If you are a local food vendor or business that wishes to participate, please email Please note we will prioritize businesses in Uptown and the Memphis Medical District.


Festival location (76 Waterworks Avenue & its driveway, Waterworks Avenue) will be secured and patrolled by licensed & bonded security personnel from artist setup to end of artist takedown on May 18th. We will take all reasonable measures to protect the grounds, and we assume no responsibility for any loss or damage to an artist's property.

This is a non-juried art market.

For any questions or additional information, please email Anna:

Transparency of involvement

As the primary host of Uptown Arts Festival, Grind City Brewing Co. is responsible for all transactions. We want to be transparent that all sponsor monies go to the creation and advancement of the Arts Festival. Booth fees contribute to the creation and advancement of the Arts Festival in addition to boosting the neighborhood. Booth fees will also be used for staffing security for the festival. Additionally, Grind City is temporarily hosting the Uptown Arts Festival landing page. As the festival grows, the festival will have its own website.

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