As promised, Arrow Creative continues the legacy of Memphis College of Art in support of local artists and creatives of all ages and skill levels. Arrow Creative offers to local makers a chance to create and sell in one space, currently a concept shop on Broad Ave with 6 studios, retail, gallery and classroom space, and in the future, a forever home of 20+ studios, multiple galleries, access to 10 departments of equipment, retail space, classrooms and meeting space. In May 2020, Arrow Creative acquired 10 departments of equipment from Memphis College of Art, including papermaking, letterpress, printmaking, ceramics, woodshop, photography, painting, animation/illustration, fashion design, and the sound lab departments.
This winter, Arrow will also continue the tradition of a Holiday Bazaar featuring art, accessories, apparel and jewelry from local artisans. Arrow chose over 40 artists from applications to add to the already 60 artists represented in the store. Stop by often as art will be replaced as pieces sell.
Because of social distancing guidelines, the event will span over a month (November 23rd-December 23) instead of MCA’s typical weekend event. Tickets will not be necessary and Arrow requires face masks to enter.
Arrow is an excellent way to help people learn about art, how to make art, and what art can mean in everyone's day to day life. It's not just about having a place to shop for awesome things, but its also about creating a knowledge base that is so needed to keep these skills alive.
-Brandy Boyd, BMB Designs