Events

Save the Date for MEMFix: Madison Heights!

Friday, 10/13/2017, 11 am to 8 pm

Join us along Madison Avenue, between Cleveland and Claybrook to celebrate the past, present, and future of historic Madison Heights. Music, food, makers, arts, and more will be on deck – stay tuned for more details!

Interested in helping plan, build, or just volunteering? Join us at our regular Monday evening neighborhood planning meetings – 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, and 10/2. Follow MEMFix on Facebook for more info on the weekly sessions.

Interested in participating in or volunteering for MEMFix?

We are seeking motivated & passionate volunteers to ensure this locally driven event will be a success. We’ll post dates as they are confirmed, but we will host Clean/Prep Days the week prior to the event and will need volunteers on the event day (10/13).

To sign up as an individual or register groups of volunteers, please contact Leslie Smith with BLDG Memphis at leslie@bldgmemphis.org or via phone at 901.725.8370.

 


Past Events

Crosstown – 11/10/2012

We couldn’t have hoped for a better inaugural event. Not only did it draw almost 10,000 people out to the fun, feasting and festivities, but it garnered the support of seven Government Divisions and firmly re-established Crosstown on the mental map of Memphians. In addition, it bolstered the economic component by filling seven vacant storefronts.

 

Highland & Walker – 4/13/2013

Following the success of Crosstown, MEMFix moved over to the University District. There, the “art of the possible” was demonstrated by galvanizing the business association, establishing a permanent crosswalk and community garden and drawing an incredible amount of people out to celebrate the urban renewal renaissance happening all over Memphis.

 

South Memphis – 10/12/2013

South MEMFix brought community building to the south side with outstanding results. Not only did it help to launch a larger neighborhood planning effort and intersection revitalization plan but City Engineers used the event to test new approaches to pedestrian infrastructure. It also activated five shop fronts with permanent improvements made to four of them, while setting the successful tone for MEMShop South Memphis.

 

MEMFix: Edge District – 10/18/2014

MEMFix: Edge District, at the intersection of Marshall and Monroe,  was a huge success, with a great, family-friendly lineup of vendors, pop-up shops, live bands and artists on two stages, food trucks, and all around fun – and there’s no charge to get in. MEMFix gave visitors to the Edge a taste of  the great businesses in the neighborhood, a pop-up planning office with tours for youth, new murals, street fixes, and new plaza spaces.

MEMFix: Edge District highlighted the production and art momentum that is growing in this vital link between Downtown Memphis and the Medical District. The MEMFix team did a full redesign the intersection of Marshall and Monroe, added bike lanes and pedestrian plazas, and gave folks a look at what’s brewing at the edge of Downtown.

 

MEMFix: Film Row – 9/24/2016

The 7th installment of the MEMFix program explored the confluence of several exciting projects in and around Downtown Memphis. Memphis’ Film Row has a rich history and a promising future, buttressed by the National Civil Rights Museum, Army and Navy Parks, a flourishing South Main Street, Heritage Trail, and the South City redevelopment district. MEMFix: Film Row showcased live music curated by the Memphis Slim Collaboratory, art installations led by UrbanArt Commission, a history tour of Film Row led by Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, and more.

 

ioby Launch – 1/31/2014

ioby, the crowd-resourcing platform for citizen-led neighbor-funded projects, officially launched in Memphis with inspiring results. 65 people attended the ioby training at the Ideas Summit and their partnership with Make Memphis! had over 100 attendees generating projects. It also led to the successful Hampline campaign that raised over $75,000 to support the Overton/Broad bike lane connector. Finally, the launch of the Memphis ioby.org platform helped fuel crowd-resourced neighborhood projects in the city.