New arts space pays homage to Piggly Wiggly founder

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 14, 2019 6:21 PM CT
<strong>Ashlee Rivalto is transforming a building across from Snowden School into a community arts space. It will open on May 31 under the name Soul Owner, a take on Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Saunders&rsquo; stores. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a place where artists can share ideas, meet neighbors and network, Rivalto said. &ldquo;The foundation of this is holding space for others to explore new ideas.&rdquo;</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Ashlee Rivalto is transforming a building across from Snowden School into a community arts space. It will open on May 31 under the name Soul Owner, a take on Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Saunders’ stores. “It’s a place where artists can share ideas, meet neighbors and network, Rivalto said. “The foundation of this is holding space for others to explore new ideas.” (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

A nearly 100-year-old building at 579 N. McLean has had several lives. Its latest incarnation will give artists in the Memphis community a chance to share their "soul" creations with others. 

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Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry is a reporter and digital producer. The Memphis native and two-time University of Memphis graduate has written for publications including The Memphis Business Journal, Memphis Flyer and High Ground News, and previously served as coordinator of The Teen Appeal.


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