Art For Jobs & 20th Celebration

Please join us for our 20th year celebration AND the 9th annual Art for Jobs on Sept. 26, 5:30 – 8:00!

Empowering our neighbors in South Memphis to achieve financial stability.

Art for Jobs is an annual art sale that supports and provides visibility for our cause: employment and financial stability for our neighbors in the South Memphis community.  In our ninth year of Art for Jobs, we gather over 100 artists and more than 500 patrons to celebrate and support some of the hardest working Memphians we know. THIS YEAR we will combine Art for Jobs with our 20th anniversary celebration.  The 20th celebration will utilize additional warehouse space and complement Art for Jobs.  This interactive celebration promises an encouraging look at the past two decades of serving South Memphis.  Questions? Contact Lane Patikas at



Have artistic talent?  Know someone who does? Join featured artists Megan Hurdle, Brenda Joysmith and Meredith Olinger partnering with Advance Memphis to help empower residents of South Memphis to find work and become financially stable! If you are interested in submitting artwork, please complete the  2019 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. Diptychs and triptychs are counted as 1 piece. The deadline for submitting your artwork is September 13th. Our submission period has ended, but please submit next! Contact us at with any questions. 


We are excited to announce this year’s Presenting Sponsors:  F&F Construction and Patriot Bank. Art for Jobs directly supports our neighbors in South Memphis as they move from cycles of poverty towards financial stability. As an Art for Jobs Sponsor, your funds will empower our hard working South Memphis neighbors to find and keep work in 2019.

We surpassed our goal last year and raised $142,000 in event sponsorship, art sales and contributions. Learn more about how you and your company can partner with us to reach our goal of $150,000 this year, by viewing our sponsorship packet or contacting Kelsey Martin 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. Online volunteer registration is currently open. Please follow the link to sign up to serve and you can contact Kelsey Martin for additional information. To learn about other ways to serve at Advance Memphis, please visit our Volunteer Page.