September 16, 2017
The Cooper-Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association (CYBA), is Memphis' most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis' largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is scheduled for September 16th.
In its 30th year, this event has grown tremendously and is one of Memphis' most highly attended Festivals. This year, over 130,000 guests will enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 435 artisans from around the country. The Cooper Young Festival is a true celebration of the arts, people, culture and Memphis heritage.
Cooper Young was named one of the "Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association in 2012. Come join us for the party and get to know why Cooper Young is Midtown!
*No Pets Please
Kickoff Party / Poster Unveiling
August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Cooper-Young Artist Invitational Entry Submissions
Cooper Young Artist Invitational
September 14 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Festival Friday 4 – Miler
September 15 at 7 p.m.
Calling All Young Artists – Grade 1st – Grade 12th
November 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Local Resident 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 Poster Artist for our celebration of thirty years of the Cooper Young Festival.
Rahn 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 other places in Maryland such as Platform Gallery and Gallery CA. Since moving to back to Memphis, he has received five medals in the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony and has been in numerous shows. Rahn designed Memphis Tennessee’s first skate park logo at Tobey Skatepark and is involved with the SkateLifeMemphis organization. He now works at First Congregational Church as a RA and in their Art Ministry Program. Rahn said “Through Art Ministry, I am able to keep my artistic practice fresh and freely spread my creativity throughout Memphis.”
Our Festival is one of the biggest events in Memphis annually – HUGE. We can use alot of volunteers! Please call our CYBA offices at 901-276-7222 or email us at email@example.com if you would like to join in the fun as a volunteer this year!