2021 Cooper Young Festival will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18 from 9 am to 7 pm. See you then!
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 18th.
In its 33rd 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
Cooper Young Festival Kickoff Party
September 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Festival Friday 4 – Miler
Calling All Young Artists – Grade 1st – Grade 12th
Cancelled for 2021
CYFEST Poster Artist 2021
The 33rd Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper Young Festival will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the largest historic district in Memphis. We are excited to announce that Evelina Dillon has been tapped to be this year’s Poster Artist.
It is a rare item for the Cooper Young Poster Artist to also be a Cooper Young business owner, in fact, that has only happened a couple of times across the years with Paula Kovarik, Jay Etkin and Jenean Morrison. We are excited that Evelina Dillon has opened her studio in the “old Pie Factory” condominiums located at 2259 Young. Even more excited that she is our 2021 Poster Artist!
Evelina is a first-generation immigrant who was born and raised in Uzbekistan and moved to the United States in 1996. Evelina started painting in recent years; her art is an expression of her life experiences, love of nature and celebration of people. Evelina learned her craft of painting in nontraditional ways such as attending classes, workshops and demonstrations by local Memphis artists. She is a member of Oil Painters of America and has shown her art in exhibitions individually and jointly across the greater Mid-South. Evelina is the winner of the 2019 Memphis in May Fine Art Poster contest as well as the Collierville 1870-2020 Fine Art Poster contest.
There will be a Poster Party on Thursday, September 16 from 6 -8 p.m. at the Jay Etkin Gallery located at 942 South Cooper, two days before the festival. This event will highlight the original poster art for 2021 and Cooper Young’s newest artist, Evelina Dillon. In addition, we will be showing the 2020 original poster art by local artist, the legendary John McIntire. Both pieces will be sold at silent auction on this night.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join in the fun as a volunteer this year!