MEMFix: Film Row
September 24, 2016, 11 am to 5 pm
The 7th installment of the MEMFix program happens this fall at 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.
From pop-up shops, pedestrian-friendly streets, public art, food, entertainment, and more, MEMFix showcases a neighborhood’s potential through participatory visioning and implementation. MEMShop adds to that a six-month incubation of new businesses, increased economic activity, and greater public spaces for the neighborhood.
MEMFix: Film Row will include 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, the TapBox pop-up beer garden, mobile bocce court, and more. For more event details, visit our Facebook event here.
Interested in participating in or volunteering for MEMFix?
We are seeking motivated & passionate volunteers to ensure this locally driven event will be a success. This is an opportunity for us to demonstrate a new vision for the South City Neighborhood through a unique community programming. Help us unlock the potential and envision the future of South City/Film Row!
MEMFix Prep Days (15-20 volunteers needed for each shift)
September 17th: 10a – 4p
September 23rd: 430p – 8p
MEMFix Event Day (9/24; 15 volunteers needed for each shift)
Set Up: 9am – 11am
Event Shift 1: 10am – 1pm
Event Shift 2: 1pm – 4pm
Clean Up: 4pm – 6pm
To sign up groups of volunteers, please contact Essence Jackson, Program Coordinator at email@example.com or via phone at 901.725.8370.
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.
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.