Art For Jobs 2020

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

Empowering our South Memphis neighbors to build financial stability.


In light of the COVID-19 Outbreak, we realize life looks differently for each of us. For our South Memphis neighbors, the effects of COVID-19 only magnify roadblocks to financial stability. All proceeds from Art for Jobs go directly to programs at Advance Memphis which promote economic stability. Art for Jobs is an annual art sale that promotes employment support and financial stability for our neighbors in the South Memphis community.

We believe in the value of each artistic creation which is why artists may choose to donate their artwork or choose to receive up to a 50/50 split of the proceeds. We cannot express enough gratitude for the opportunity to partner with artists in this way, as well as our volunteers who worked so hard to create the warm atmosphere and conduct all the behind the scenes work for this event.


Many thanks to our 2020 Presenting Sponsor,  Patriot Bank. As an Art for Jobs Sponsor, your funds will empower our hard working South Memphis neighbors to find and keep work in 2020.  Our goal this year is to raise $200,000 in event sponsorships, art sales, and contributions empowering neighbors who live in communities plagued by some of the highest unemployment rates across the state. Would you and your company consider partnering with us to promote economic stability in South Memphis this year?

Learn more about how you and your company can partner with us to reach our goal of $250,000 this year, by viewing our sponsorship packet or contacting Kelsey.


Have artistic talent?  Know someone who does? Join featured artists Beth Winterburn, Carl Scott and Claudia Tullos – Leonard partnering with Advance Memphis to help empower neighbors in South Memphis to find work and become financially stable! If you are interested in submitting artwork, please complete the  2020 Artist Form.  The proceeds of the art pieces sold at the show may either be fully donated, with 100% of the profits going to Advance Memphis or you may select an artist split up to 50%.  Artwork is limited to 3 pieces per artist. Find out more information about submitting your artwork here. The deadline for submitting your artwork is September 11th. Contact us at with any questions. 


Our volunteers are invaluable!  With over 60 volunteers at Art For Jobs each year, behind the scenes service makes the event possible. Join us in impacting lives in our community by serving this year. Please contact Kelsey for additional information. To learn about other ways to serve at Advance Memphis, please visit our Volunteer Page.