On October 24th at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens you can experience Art on Fire. This social event in Memphis, Tennessee is chock-full of artists, musicians, and cooks that bring the best parts of the Southern experience to one place. With a bonfire, an auction with curated pieces from Southern artists, and even SEC football coverage on a large projection screen, this event is a can’t miss.
Mighty Souls Brass Band: This Memphis based rotating collective of composer-players are a mix of many musical traditions. Inspired by soul, funk band, and swing, you can hear a little bit of every influence during performances.
Ori Naftaly Band: Originally from Israel, now living in Memphis, Ori Naftaly is the 27 year-old soulful guitarist and bass of the blues influenced trio. Memphis natives and sisters, Tierinii Jackson and Tikyra Jackson make up the rest of the Ori Naftaly Band with Tierinii on vocals and Tikyra on the drums.
Beyond Wings: You can watch sky high aerial flyers, daring fire dancers, and belly dancers during Art of Fire with Beyond Wings, a group of circus performers that won’t cease to shock and amaze you.
Megan Hurdle: At a young age, Megan remembers her grandmother being her biggest source of inspiration. With a studio located in her grandmother’s house, Megan began painting when she would spend the night during the weekends. Now a full fledged artist herself, her 10 year-old daughter inspires works like her crown series.
Debutante Farmer: Elizabeth Heiskell was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, where she grew a passion for combining her love of food and the history of the rich agricultural area she was raised in. Under the brand name the Debutante Farmer, she sells home grown gourmet pickles, jellies, jams, salsas, and her popular bloody mary mix.
Buy your tickets for Art on Fire at The Dixon Gallery and Gardens here.