Crosstown Arts is a contemporary arts center with multiple music venues, performance and exhibition spaces, art-making facilities, and a multidisciplinary artist residency program, offering a diverse range of programming, all with immediate access to healthcare, wellness, and childcare resources.
Crosstown Arts is the creative centerpiece within Crosstown Concourse, a one-million-square-foot adaptive reuse of the historic Sears building, constructed in 1927 and once a major distribution center and retail store for Sears, Roebuck & Co. in Memphis, Tennessee. The larger Crosstown Concourse complex is a vertical urban village grounded in arts, education, and healthcare. It includes a charter high school for arts and sciences, graduate programs in education, health and wellness disciplines, grocery and marketplace, commercial/office, and a diverse range of residential living spaces.
The mission of Crosstown Arts is to further cultivate the creative community in Memphis by providing resources and opportunities to inspire and support a wide range of audiences. Crosstown Arts manages a variety of spaces and programs that integrate exhibition, performance, production, retail, and education. This collective vision of collaboration and sharing of resources to benefit the neighboring community and the city at large is the unifying quality that connects all the programming, spaces, tenants, and services of Crosstown Arts and Crosstown Concourse.