Cooper-Young Festival Artist & Vendors Listings
Sep12

Cooper-Young Festival Artist & Vendors Listings

A001 Commercial Appeal Local newspaper sponsor A002 Lasik Vision Institute Local Lasik Vision sponsor A003, 04 Sweet Grass Restaurant A005, 06 Cooper Young Community Association Community group A007 House of Mews Non-profit cat sanctuary A008 Urban Indulgence Handmade Handmade bath and body products A009 Coliseum Coalition Mid-South Coliseum t-shirts A010 Rarefindslmtd Lamps, unique conversation piece A011 Jacqunique Designs &...

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Local designer to create 2016 festival poster
Jun08

Local designer to create 2016 festival poster

The Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper-Young Festival is pleased to announce that Jenean Morrison has been named the poster artist for the 2016 edition of the event. Morrison is an artist and surface/textile designer based in Midtown Memphis, with a colorful studio in the heart of Cooper-Young. Her popular coloring books for adults have reached the Amazon bestseller lists in both the U.S. and Italy and have been published in France, Japan,...

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Cooper-Young 4-Miler finishes strong
Oct22

Cooper-Young 4-Miler finishes strong

The Cooper-Young 4-Miler continued its run of successful events this year. The race, held on September 18th, the day before the annual Cooper-Young Festival, attracted almost 1,300 racers. John Maglasang repeated as the winner in the male category, though a tad off his 2014 pace at 21:06.6. Margaret Molteni was the fastest woman at 25:32. Also repeating was John Payne, last year’s winner in the wheelchair category, who came in a still...

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Volunteers, sponsors, partners make festival fly

Thank you to the following group of people who work year round on the Cooper Young Festival: Steve Womack, Bill Stemmler, Stephen Crump, Bill Pritchard, Ben Smith, Charlie Ryan, Chuck Parr, Cameron Mann and Ken Whitehead. These people have other full-time jobs and commit thousands of hours of volunteer time over the year. I would like to thank the numerous others who stepped up when I asked for help with this event: Stilly McFadden,...

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Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational showcases locals
Sep15

Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational showcases locals

The 2015 Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational will be held Thursday, September 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery located at 942 South Cooper Street. The annual Art Invitational celebrates the artists who live and work in the Cooper Young Historic District. This free event allows artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery environment.  This year’s Invitational will feature ten...

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Festival 4-Miler approaches starting line
Sep15

Festival 4-Miler approaches starting line

This month’s issue of the Lamplighter is all about the annual Cooper-Young Festival on September 19th, but what many may not know is that the unofficial kickoff to the festival weekend is the night before. The Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-Miler is organized by the Cooper-Young Community Association and will be held at 7 p.m. September 18th. The race starts under the Cooper-Young trestle and takes a maximum of 2,500 runners on a...

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