'Summer Art Garden: Creatures of Paradise' Opening Celebration

  • May 15, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

    1934 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, Tennessee 38104
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Bask in the summer air on the museum’s plaza surrounded by vibrant and whimsical creatures at our second annual Summer Art Garden! This year’s featured artist is the Memphis-based duo Banana Plastik with their installation Creatures of Paradise, where monstrous bugs and tiny Thumbelinas relax in a fantasy landscape. 


Come party on the plaza with us on May 15th as we celebrate the opening of the Summer Art Garden: Creatures of Paradise, Earnestine & Hazel's band will be getting the party started at 6p! We will have great drinks, amazing food by Feast and Graze, and Summer Art Garden merch available for purchase. 


Teacher Appreciation Week!

As a thank you to all of the wonderful teachers in our city during Teacher Appreciation Week, please see the check-in desk and show your teacher ID to get a free drink ticket! 


We hope to see you there!


Banana Plastik  - Comprised of two artists from Memphis, Tennessee, Banana Plastik aims to bring color and vibrancy to walls everywhere. Paige Ellens (she/her) and Ivy-Jade Edwards (she/her) majored in Studio Art at the University of Memphis, graduating in 2020 and 2019, respectively. With Edwards' striking illustrative style and Ellens' attention to color and patterning, the two painters joined forces to collaborate on murals and other public artworks. Both artists are inspired by murals, contemporary art, and pop culture, including anime, film/TV, and music. They’ve exhibited separately and together across the state, and their creative flair in murals can be seen across Memphis.


Sponsored by A2H, Malasri Engineering and our Art Gardeners

Date & Time

Wed, May 15, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Details

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art