Students Building a Beautiful Memphis

December 19th, 2016

Beautiful, student created, artwork will replace boarded over windows in a building prominently located in downtown Memphis’s historic Court Square district.

The Project

Students Building a Beautiful Memphis will rely on students’ artwork to revitalize the exterior of 247 Washington Ave.  Over 2 dozen beautiful pieces of art, all created by Shelby County Schools students, will replace the boarded over windows in a building located at the southwest corner of Washington Avenue and Fourth Street.  

Students Building a Beautiful Memphis is sponsored by Downtown Memphis Commission as it aligns with the Commission’s charge of “making Downtown Memphis a better place to work, live, learn, invest and visit.”

Students Building a Beautiful Memphis will wrap up with a public celebration in March (which is Youth Art Month) 2017.  We will show appreciation to our donors, the student artists, and all of our volunteers.  Entertainment will be provided by a variety of student performing arts programs to showcase the impressive young talent in our community. 

The Steps

The artworks have already been selected and the design completed.  Once all necessary funding is received, the next steps will be to: 

  • Enlarge the Artwork
  • Prepare New Window Panels
  • Replace Current Window Boards with Beautiful New Panels
  • Celebrate!

The Mission

Students Building a Beautiful Memphis provides the perfect platform for young Memphians to make significant contributions to their community by:

  • Rejuvenating Memphis
  • Showcasing Students’ Artwork
  • Empowering Youth
  • Developing a Stronger Sense of Community

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How You Can Help

The goal is $3,407. Your donation goes a long way.

  • $12 Buys 1 sheet of treated plywood
  • $55 Covers cost for prep, design and installation of a full window panel
  • $100 Will make you a "Partner" of Students Building a Beautiful Memphis
  • $250 Will make you a "Hero" of Students Building a Beautiful Memphis

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