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 16, 2023.
In its 35th 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
Festival Friday 4 – Miler
CYFEST Poster Artist 2023
Jeanne's formative years were spent in Baltimore, MD where she began her formal art training at the age of twelve, studying at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. Always encouraged by her family, she began exhibiting and winning awards at an early age. Moving to Memphis in 1968, she continued her training with Bettie Pittman at White Station High School, Paul Penzner at his studio and with Ted Faiers at Memphis College of Art. In 1974, she received her B.F.A. from University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a M.F.A. from University of Memphis in 1983. Frequent visits to museums in the United States and abroad, contributed to the development of Jeanne's style.
In 1988, she opened Jeanne Reynolds' Studio teaching art lessons to all ages and skill sets. Teaching is a gift, in Jeanne, who taught at many schools in Memphis i.e. University of Memphis, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, workshops at the Botanic Gardens and after school programs at Grace Saint Luke's, Saint Mary's, Bornblum Solomon Schechter and presently at Richland Elementary.
Her art achievements include but aren’t limited to, “Most Promising Artist of 1979” by the Commercial Appeal, Memphis in May poster honoring Russia in 1993, several prize winning portraits of our own Elvis, highly collectible Blues Ball guitars, Cooper Young Festival Poster in 2002, Best Female Artist 2004, much sought after portraits of people and pets as well as her commissioned florals and garden scenes. She creates art about what she loves and she loves working and residing in Cooper Young!
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 protected] if you would like to join in the fun as a volunteer this year!