Photography by @f8inMemphis

Broad Avenue is home to the most eclectic collection of public art in Memphis, including the tallest.  Our water tower's mural and evening light show soar 150 feet in the air.  It is our beacon to welcome you to the Binghampton community and Broad Avenue. 

This is We – Guillaume Alby – Painted Mural – 2011

The mural is one of the largest in Memphis, spanning approximately 200 feet.  French artist Guillaume Alby (aka REMED) visited Memphis for two weeks in May of 2011 to paint this incredible mural on the warehouse.  Many thanks to Loeb Properties and Urban Art Commission for this mural. (2542 Broad Ave.)

 

Terpsichore – Tom Clifton – Painted Mural –2014

Students from one of the Binghampton school’s helped artist Tom Clifton (co-owner of T Clifton Art on Broad Avenue) paint this large scale, color block mural.  In Greek mythology, Terpsichore "delight in dancing" was one of the nine Muses and goddess of dance and chorus. The artist designed the color blocks to give a feeling of dance and movement, honoring Broad Avenue “Dance on Broad” series. The mural was provided by a grant from Artplace America. 

 

Ten Speed Tranquility – Elisha Gold – Iron Sculpture (railing welded from bike frames) – 2014

The railing for the grand entrance to the Water Tower Pavilion features section features Memphis artist Elisha Gold’s tribute to The Hampline and importance of bicycles in helping redevelop Broad Avenue.  This sculpture was provided by a grant from Artplace America.   

 

The Cart - Pete Beeman – Stainless Steel Sculpture – 2015

This sculpture is interactive, so bring the kids and let them ride the rail.  The sculpture honors how transportation has been a catalyst for growth and change in Binghampton.  Many thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Binghampton Development Corporation and Urban Art Commission for their support with this project.  (2542 Broad Ave.)

 

MATA Bus Shelter – Tim Watkins and Carol May – Stainless Steel Sculpture2015

Artists Tim Watkins and Carol May created two artist inspired bus shelters for the city of Memphis.  The shelter is both artistic and functional, connecting MATA’s well-traveled Hollywood bus route with The Hampline.  Many thanks to Memphis Area Transit Authority, City of Memphis and Urban Art Commission for this installation.

 

Water Tower – Youngblood Studios (Mural) and Jeremy Allen Fisher (Lighting Design) – Painted Mural with nightly light show – 2015

The Water Tower mural and light show is Memphis’ tallest installation of public art, soaring 150 feet into the air.   The mural design reflects the topography of the Mississippi River.  The starburst represents Memphis’ location on the river as well as Binghampton’s location in the heart of Memphis.  The bands of color reflect the neighborhood’s multicultural roots.  Many thanks to Artplace America, Loeb Properties and Urban Art Commission for making this installation possible.  Also, thanks to Gephart electric for scaling the height to install the electrical for the lighting.  

 

Memphis Wings - Olivia Malone, Kendall Wright, and Ella Claire White – Wheat Paste – 2015

This student mural is a popular location for photos. 

 

Wiseacre Container Bridge Mural – Brandon Roy – graffiti art – 2015 (changes approximately every six months)

This mural honors famous (or infamous) Memphians and events.  The artist changes the mural every six-eight months, so you never know who will greet you on your way to the tasting room of Wiseacre Brewing Company.   

 

Memphis Laminating Company Mural - Meridith Martin Cole  – oil – 2015  

Inspired by the Broad Avenue renewal, the owners of Memphis Laminating asked Memphis artist Merdith Cole to create a mural reflecting the neighborhood, water tower and Overton Park.  The mural incorporates symbolism with the birds reflecting people from all parts of Memphis coming to dance, listen to the music and take in the vibe of Broad Avenue.