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Feb. 10, 2016
Memphis College of Art Announces the Return of Annual Holiday Bazaar Art Sale
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art is pleased to announce the return of the annual Holiday Bazaar art sale. The 66th Annual Holiday Bazaar is scheduled to take place Nov. 18–19, in Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park.
This highly anticipated event has drawn thousands of people to the MCA campus since its inception in 1949, when the college was still known as the Memphis Academy of Arts and housed in the historic James Lee House. Eventually the bazaar moved with the college in the 1950s to its current site in Overton Park. After 65 years of staging this popular art sale, the college placed the event on a brief hiatus for 2015 with the purpose of allowing faculty and staff to reinvigorate the event for future years. One change in particular is that a faculty committee will jury artwork submissions. “The bazaar will feature a carefully curated collection of fine art, accessories and gifts created by MCA’s most talented faculty, students, alumni and friends,” said Vice President for College Advancement Laura Hine. “Other plans for a revitalized and festive Bazaar to kick off the holiday season are being finalized, and will be announced at a later date,” said Hine.
In addition to supporting local artists in the MCA community, a portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit the college’s scholarship fund, which disburses nearly $5 million in scholarships each year.
More information about this year’s Holiday Bazaar will be forthcoming throughout the year at mca.edu.
Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.