Art, history and soccer converge in Downtown Memphis

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 10, 2019 7:58 PM CT | Published: August 09, 2019 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Melissa Wilkinson&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mockingbirds&rdquo; are among 10 new works in the Downtown Memphis Commission&rsquo;s urban art series called &ldquo;Artery 2.0: Stereo to Escape.&rdquo; An art march to tour them all departs from Court Square Aug. 10 at 5 p.m.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Melissa Wilkinson’s “Mockingbirds” are among 10 new works in the Downtown Memphis Commission’s urban art series called “Artery 2.0: Stereo to Escape.” An art march to tour them all departs from Court Square Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The scale of images on the art walk in four historic Downtown alleys invites selfies. “We expect to lose some of our crowd as people stop and Instagram the murals,” said Penelope Huston of the Downtown Memphis Commission.

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Jill Johnson Piper

Jill Johnson Piper

Jill Johnson Piper is a second generation newspaper writer with roots in Memphis and Arkansas. She earned a B.A. in English from Rhodes College. Her work appears in Rhodes Today and Memphis magazine, as well as The Daily Memphian.


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