PARK(ing) Day is a annual global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. As Memphis joins the ranks of over 800 cities who participate in this annual event, 20 parking spaces along Peabody Place between Front Street and 2nd Street will be transformed into playful and generous parks.
ArtsMemphis will feature performances by Opera Memphis.
A cardboard car sculpture by Elizabeth Brown.
A planking park by Garner Picture Framing, where participants can test their planking skills.
Humans as Musical Instruments by Division 10 Inc., where humans become the means to make music.
Sculptural Performance by Elisha Gold, who will weld a life-sized steel sculpture on site.
MacArthur Park by Leandra Urrutia and Jill Wissmiller, a roller skating disco opera.
A mini tennis court by the ATP/WTA Tennis Tournament and the Racquet Club of Memphis.
A game park featuring life-sized Jenga by Self & Tucker Architects and Downtown Neighborhood Association.
Painted Benches by UrbanArt Commission, where a team of artists will paint the benches on site.
An ArtsMemphis performance area, featuring performances by local fine arts groups and interactive photo opportunities for participants.
A mini riverfront park by Riverfront Development Corp.
An interactive diorama by Memphis City Beautiful, featuring outfits designed for the 2011 Trashion Show.
Parking Brake by Mary Long-Postal, a cool place to beat the heat and enjoy free sno cones.
A public bike maintenance and repair station by Livable Memphis with a bike mechanic on site giving free demonstrations throughout the day.
An outdoor office by Brewer and Barlow PLC.
The Grass is Greener by Crosstown Arts and Jamie Harmon, where participants can take their own virtual travel trailer vacation.
Park(ing) Day Memphis 2012 is Co-produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission and Cat Peña. Partnering organizations are The City of Memphis, the Memphis Regional Design Center, ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts.