Cooper-Young Arts for Art’s Sake Auction – April 9

Karen Bottle Capps

Karen Bottle Capps with “She Flew the Coop”

One of my favorite Spring Midtown events is Cooper-Young’s Arts for Art’s Sake Auction, being held this year on April 9.

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Be a Part of the Hippest Spring Event in Midtown Memphis!

On Saturday, April 9th, some of Memphis’ most eclectic art and donations will be available to the highest bidder at the Cooper-Young Community Association’s Art for Art’s Sake Auction 2011.  Radio personality and Cooper-Young resident Ric Chetter will be the MC and the auctioneer for the live portion of the auction. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes, and food and beverages at the Young Avenue Deli from 6- 9:30pm. This event is a celebration of local art and showcases a wide range of paintings, pottery, jewelry, crafts, gift certificates and other items, all of which are donated in support of the Trestle Art and other community enhancement projects in the Cooper-Young community.

Artists whose work will be featured in the live auction include: Karen Bottle Capps, Jeanne Seagle, Carol Robison, Mollie Jaye Riggs, Paul Clarke, Alex Warble, Mary Long-Postal, Rollin M. Kocsis, Maria Parham, Donna Blackard, Lisa Lumb, Judy Vandergrift, and more.

Tickets to the event are available online at, at the Cooper-Young Community Association at 2298 Young Ave, or at the door on the evening of the event.  If you are interested in directly donating, we are still accepting any items including, but not limited to, items/services your business provides, gift certificates, gift baskets, etc and we always need volunteers. With your help, we continue the grassroots efforts to keep this vibrant urban community a great place to live, work, worship and play.

To learn more about these and other community projects, visit our web site at or to learn more about the Art for Art’s Sake Auction and purchase tickets, please visit Don’t miss this unique Midtown event!


Kristan Huntley
Cooper-Young Community Association
2298 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901)272-2922
[email protected]


Flourescent Cat

Alex Worble's "Flourescent Cat"

Cooper-Young Exactly

Kelly Gourds' " Cooper-Young Exactly"

[Note:  Images are of art that will be in the auction.  Many auction pieces are hung at Otherlands Coffee Bar for your previewing pleasure.]

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