Artists sought for annual fest exhibit

Cooper-Young Business Association is looking for 30 artists who either live or work in the neighborhood to participate in this year’s Cooper-Young Festival Art Invitational. The invitational will be held at CoWork Memphis located at 902 South Cooper Street on Thursday, September 14, from 6-9 p.m. This event kicks off the three-day festival weekend. Interested artists should email CYBA Executive Director Tamara Cook at...

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Local artist tapped to create 2017 Cooper-Young Festival poster
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Local artist tapped to create 2017 Cooper-Young Festival poster

The Evolve Bank and Trust Cooper Young Festival is pleased to announce that Rahn Marion has been named the official poster artist for 30th Cooper Young Festival. Marion is a native Memphian and graduated from MICA Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He majored in painting with a concentration in film. Since 2012, while in Maryland, his work has been shown at MICA’s Main Gallery and Lazarus Building as well as...

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Upcoming articles to explore CY crime issues

Do you ever get the feeling that sometimes our neighborhood is on “blast” for unwarranted reasons? Whether it’s some fellow residents of Cooper-Young, local news, or surrounding neighborhoods, these unwarranted words, comments, post, or even “stories” hurt the image of our neighborhood. Sure, we have all types of crime in our neighborhood, but is it really as bad as some make it out to be? Which brings me to my next question. What can...

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Summer art series brightens up CY

Join the Cooper-Young Community Association, Peabody Elementary, and 10-plus local businesses as we celebrate the first ever Peabody Summer Art Series! This art experience will turn beautiful drawings from Peabody Elementary students into outdoor displays for the whole community to admire and enjoy. Each piece of art chosen by Peabody staff will be made into a 3-foot-by-4-foot vinyl banner and hung at one of the participating...

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CYCA, Revolutions hit the road

This month the Cooper-Young Community Association is pairing up with Revolutions Bicycle Co-op to bring you a fun, family-friendly community bike ride. We’ll head out from the Revolutions Bike Gate at 1000 S. Cooper at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17. This gentle ride will feature several stops with information on how we can all help improve bike and walkability in our community then proceed to a great lunch destination. We’ll announce...

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Block party showcases businesses

The unique mix of locally-owned businesses centered around the intersection of Blythe Street and Young Avenue in Cooper-Young are throwing a block party Saturday, June 10. All the participating merchants will have free events in their stores and most will also be offering special sales and discounts. There will also be live music at the gazebo This event is free and open to all ages. Go to blytheandyoung.com for more information and a...

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