Beautiful things are all around us, but sometimes we forget to stop and take it all in. This month’s FINDS are dedicated to finding aesthetic beauty right here in Memphis. Whether it’s a beautifully patterned blouse or a statement lamp, a trip to a local gallery or taking time to do your painting or sketching, there are so many ways to encounter and embrace your creative side. Check out these art-forward FINDS and tap into your inner virtuoso!
Cecily table lamp
This stunning, blown-glass lamp will brighten your home, whether its brilliant blues are illuminated by natural light in daytime or warm lamplight at night. It is the perfect style-setting addition to any room. Find it for $450 at Lisa Mallory Linens & Gifts.
Vesela Baker art
This stunning Vesela Baker snowy landscape is a gorgeous accent piece. The soft and moody color scheme of this 39-by-60-inch painting exudes a calming presence with swirling brush strokes that hint at a shifting undercurrent. Find it for $1,650 at Palladio Home & Garden.
Winter, spring, summer or fall …
This piece has got us humming Carole King! The lovely 24-by-5-by-12-inch metal sculpture captures the beauty of the four seasons, with the dark tree branches and golden leaf accents. Find it for $289 at Chestnut Hall.
“Love Walk” painting
Local artist Sue Layman’s designs are always striking and one of a kind. This piece, entitled “Love Walk,” is a 6-by-4-foot oil painting on canvas. Its rich, vibrant lines and geometric sections are simply mesmerizing. Find it for $4,000 at Sue Layman Designs.
FOR THE TABLE
Tennessee cheese board
Show your home state pride with this handsome two-toned cheese board that was artfully handcrafted right here in Memphis. Find it for $75 at Falling Into Place.
Abstract art dinnerware
These dinner platters are like having custom works of art on your table since no two are alike. Find them for $275 each at Social.
ART SUPPLIES & EXPERIENCES
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art family membership
Introduce the whole family to the beauty of the arts with a family membership at the Brooks Museum. With the annual family membership comes unlimited free admission to the museum, invitations to members-only opening receptions, discounts on art camps and school programs, member appreciation days and more. Find a year-long family membership for two adults and children ages 17 and under for $75 at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
Memphis Botanic Garden membership
Enjoy the beauty of the gardens and their rotating art exhibits with the unlimited free admission that comes with a Memphis Botanic Garden membership. Did we mention that members get a discount on Live at the Garden lawn tickets? Pretty fabulous! There are also exclusive members-only events, additional discounts around town and more. Find an annual family membership for two adults and unlimited children for $75 and an annual individual membership for $45 at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
The Art Project annual family membership
If your little ones have that creative streak, or if you just need an excuse to get out of the house to play, an Art Project annual family membership is just the thing for you! Get unlimited free art play time, discounts on birthday parties and retail products and select classes that are free to members. The best part is your children are the membership holders, so babysitters, grandparents and friends can all take them. Find it for $200 for a family of one child, with an additional $25 per child, at The Art Project.
Blackwing pencils are so good, they have an almost cult-like following. People will hunt them down for their smooth writing, comfortable grip, replaceable eraser and high-quality materials. Find a box of 10 for $22 at Ménage Fine Stationery & Gifts.
Express your creativity in one of these bold, abstract prints from Comfy U.S.A. These blouses walk the line of both cozy and cool! Find them for $186 each at Coming Attractions.
Mykita Kendall sunglasses
These striking, white frames are a piece of art unto themselves, with their butterfly shape and gold accents. Find them for $589 at Eclectic Eye.
Nest wood & abalone necklace
Natural and striking, this gorgeous piece from Nest Jewelry was handcrafted from organic wood and abalone to create a sophisticated statement necklace. Find it for $259 at Heather.
Vibrant and vivacious, this bright, patterned skirt is a piece of art all on its own. Pair it with monochrome basics, and let this statement piece do the rest of the work! Find it for $130 at Lori James Contemporary Boutique.
These bright blue opal earrings are an artsy way to spice up any ensemble. Elegant and refined yet bold and edgy, these gorgeous works for art will definitely garner compliments. Find them for $5,720 at Mednikow Memphis.
This exquisite amethyst stone hanging from tooled fine silver is a unique and artistic piece of jewelry. It was handcrafted by Memphis-based artist Dorothy Northern. And amethyst is the February birthstone, so this would make a perfect birthday gift for a loved one this month! Find it for $230 at T Clifton Art Gallery.
Dragon pendant necklace
This striking piece of local, hand-made jewelry with earthy beads and a bold dragon pendant is sure to add an artistic aura to any look. Find it for $48.99 at Sugar Plum Consignments.
Whether you choose to make art, wear art or appreciate art, we hope you create space for more beauty and creativity in your life with these FINDS!