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Our mission is to put the works of emerging artists in the homes of collectors. The art fair supports the sustainability of the contemporary visual arts by providing a marketplace that gives emerging artists, galleries, and creatives the ability to present and sell work in a professional setting. 

Young Collectors Memphis offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover local art collections, become educated on local art collecting, and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.

The 2017 Young Collectors will premier the following sectors, as well as, educational workshops and panels:

Emerging Curators

Young Arts Patrons’ annual Young Collectors Contemporary Art Fair is proud to announce the Emerging curators section of the 2017 Fair. A highly anticipated sector of the weekend long art fair, this will feature curators under 40 that will display carefully curated exhibitions and works.

Independent Artists Sector

The independent artists sector  of Young Collectors returns to support artists that are not represented by galleries or arts institutions. Performance artists are welcome to apply.

Editions Sector

Artists with editioned works, photographs, graphics, 3D printed sculptures, and prints.

Galleries Sector

The Galleries Sector of Young Collectors Contemporary is the main section of the art fair. It presents galleries active in the area of modern or contemporary art. The sector features original works  for sale.


If interested in applying to exhibit in Young Collectors 2017, please apply here. Applications close February 1, 2017.

To become a festival sponsor, please contact us here or email Whitney Hardy,

Press Releases

December 16, 2016- General Press Release