Art by Design, a fundraising event to benefit ArtsMemphis featuring the works of some of Memphis’s leading interior designers, will be held Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2020, at the Pipkin Building at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and Fairgrounds, 940 Early Maxell Blvd. Presented by IBERIABANK, Art by Design will showcase the work of 15 interior designers who create custom “vignettes” inside a chic gallery showroom.
Art by Design was founded in 2016 by ArtsMemphis Board member and interior designer Greg Baudoin as an annual curated series of events highlighting Memphis’ interior design community and supporting our city’s artists and arts organizations. Baudoin is supported this year by Design and Show Chair Ann Parker, of Parker Design Studios, and Event Chair Jana Tayloe. This incredible event has raised more than $700,000 since its inception — helping ArtsMemphis grant $2.5 in annual funding to more than 70 arts groups and artists each year.
“Art by Design is a truly unique event. The success of this event relies on so many: the amazing individuals and companies who come together to support the arts through sponsorships and in-kind donations; the volunteer committee with boundless energy who plan the incredible events; and, of course we could not do this without the hard work and dedication of the interior design community itself! To see these competitors in the interior design world come together to support the arts is truly humbling.” Says Elizabeth Rouse, ArtsMemphis President and CEO.
In honor of its 5th year, Art by Design 2020 has three exciting new features: Emerging Designers, The Marketplace at Art by Design and The Café at Art by Design by Park+Cherry.
This year, four of the vignettes will feature Emerging Designers who have been in business, or practicing interior design, for less than 2 years. Designers competed for the coveted spots by showcasing their talents via social media for a chance to participate in Art by Design. The Emerging Designers have been mentored by the established and experienced Art by Design designers to help further their careers and increase exposure to potential clients, vendors and the design community.
The Marketplace at Art by Design will feature local, one-of-a-kind interiors & home goods from A. Shaw Style, Mrs. Post, Collected by Elizabeth Malmo featuring artwork by local artist Chavanne McDonald, Stovall Collection featuring M. Steffens Interiors, and 20 local and regional sellers participating through Memphis Modern Market.
The Café at Art by Design will be open beginning Friday, March 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. during the ticketed event, Mimosas at the Marketplace, and throughout General Admission with lite bites and beverages available for purchase.
Art by Design general admission hours will be held on Saturday, March 28, from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. General admission tickets are $20.
General admission sessions include an impressive lineup of demonstrations and presentations around art and design.
Saturday, March 28 beginning at 1:30 p.m. will feature guest lecturer Anna Katherine Colomb of TCB Company speaking on The Art of Floral Design, followed by Kathleen Nobbman of Palladio Home & Garden at 3:00 p.m. speaking on Successful Houseplant Care. Guests are encouraged to stay for a guided designer tour beginning at 4:30 p.m.
On Sunday March 29, at 1:00 p.m., guests will have the opportunity to learn tips and tricks to floral design from Kristen Wolter-Canfield of Everbloom Design. At 2:00 p.m., Lisa Lawhead of Urban Earth will offer a workshop featuring pixie plant terrariums. The final presentation during Art by Design 2020 is the highly anticipated panel discussion, Hiring and Working with an Interior Designer, featuring Ann Parker of Parker Design Studio, Lindsey Black of Lindsey Black Interiors, and Hayley Davis of Hayley Davis Interiors. The panel will be moderated by Carmeon Hamilton of Nubi Interiors.
All sessions on Saturday and Sunday are free with paid admission.
Special events surrounding Art by Design begin on Thursday, March 26. Dinner with the Designers is a seated dinner exquisitely prepared by Chef Ryan Trimm Tickets are $250. Friday, March 27, attend Mimosas at the Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets for this event are $40 and include mimosas and specially guided tours of the vignette showroom focusing on the use of local art and specific design elements. Tours will take place every 90 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m. Friday evening, March 27 is Cocktails by Design beginning at 7 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres, special cocktails and live entertainment by Crosstown Spinners DJ Bizzle Bluebland and DJ Leroy, and dancers from Memphis professional classical ballet company, Collage Dance Collective. Tickets for the cocktail party are $100, which also covers all general admission days. On March 28, the Art of Design with New York based Cullman & Kravis Associates begins at 10:30 a.m. The event, a partnership with The Decorative Arts Trust of Brooks Museum, features guest lecturers Ellie Cullman and Sarah Ramsey, who will share insights and experiences related to their love for art and incorporating it into their fresh approach to design which redefines the traditional interior with a fashion-forward, modern look. This is sure to be a memorable and high-style morning, capped off with delectable patisserie, full tea service and entertainment by Creative Aging musician and New Orleans native Brian "Breeze" Cayolle. Tickets for all special events are available online at artsmemphis.org/art-by-design.
Tickets for General Admission are available online and at the Pipkin Building during regular hours. Tickets for special events are available for purchase through the ArtsMemphis website, artsmemphis.org/art-by-design.
The Art by Design 2020 designers are: Ann Parker of Parker Design Studio, Anthony Shaw of A. Shaw Style, Brannon Errit Jones (Emerging Designer) of B Living Interiors, Betsey Mosby Interior Design, Cassaundra J. Hearn (Emerging Designer) of SAJ Interiors, David Quarles IV (Emerging Designer) of Concept 417, Depp Britt and Deidre Scott of HOWSE, Hunt Simonton of hS Carpentry+Design, Kimberly Perry Designs, Laquita Tate Interior Styling (Emerging Designer), Lindley Martens Design, Leslie Murphy of Murphy Maude Interiors, Raphael Small of RAPH Design LLC, Ragan Magness and Karen Seelig of Greg Baudoin Interior Design, and Tara Engelberg of Tara Felice Interiors LLC.
For 57 years, ArtsMemphis has served as the primary arts support and advocacy organization in Shelby County. ArtsMemphis sustains Memphis's world-renowned cultural vitality and strengthens local communities through the arts. ArtsMemphis envisions a Memphis in which every individual feels pride in our city’s authentic cultural assets and experiences the impact of the arts in their lives. ArtsMemphis drives support for the arts and builds capacity and connections of artists and organizations through grants and initiatives. Through this work, ArtsMemphis expects Memphis to grow as a Place that attracts and retains talented People and sustainable arts organizations; attracting diverse artists with sustained opportunities to create and perform and ensuring the arts are an integral part of the quality of life. In its most recent fiscal year, ArtsMemphis awarded $2.5 million in grants to 73 local arts groups and artists. For more information, visit www.artsmemphis.org.