The Downtown Memphis Commission is launching a public art program called “South Main Mosaic” that will commission up to 10 pieces of art for temporary display in the South Main neighborhood.
Artists based with 250 miles of Memphis are encouraged to submit proposals for display from October through October 2015. The artwork could be sculptures, artistic lighting, murals, video, new media, vacant storefront enhancements and more.
Artwork that’s “interactive, kinetic or interpretive of the neighborhood’s history” is especially encouraged.
Once the pieces are installed Oct. 3, a panel of judges will award $1,000 to the artist with the most creative display.