Art Village Gallery
Ephraim and Sheila Urevbu are out to change the world. With plans to promote positivity, peace, and love in the world, they have embarked on something great right here in Memphis. Ephraim is an artist who seems to constantly be creating, both artwork and ideas, like a line of “freedom” candles they hope will make a positive difference in troubled times. Sheila is excited to be working with clients, especially brides, helping them design the perfect event.
They have a beautiful art gallery in downtown Memphis in the South Main District of the city where they are seeking to not just be the backdrop for a great occasion but to create an atmosphere that provides a unique experience for those in attendance. The gallery has two levels. The main gallery is at street level and has hardwood floors and white gallery walls adorned with beautiful pieces of original artwork. This space can hold about 75 people seated and up to 100 cocktail style. The second level is downstairs and has more of a lounge feel to it. The furniture can be rearranged or removed depending on the needs of the event. The walls are also covered in more great artwork, all of which (including the upstairs pieces) remain in place during the event for guests to enjoy. This space can hold an additional 75 people seated or up to 100 cocktail style. Each area can be rented separately or together.
Art Village Gallery has teamed with Crown Winery in Humbolt, TN, to offer local Tennessee wines. Their wine tasting area is fantastic. Hosts can include a wine tasting where guests have the opportunity to learn about different varieties of wine before or during the reception or event. Beer and liquor are also permitted to be served at the venue in conjunction with their great wines.
Rental rates range from $800 to $2500, depending on the day of the week and the amount of time the space is needed. Although the venue has a few tables and chairs, the majority of the rentals are brought in by an outside rental company which can be handled by the host or the venue at an additional charge. The Urevbus also offer a 10% discount to nonprofit organizations with 501 c3 status.
The gallery is available for all types of events including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, corporate functions, showers, and many more. In addition, they participate in and host events such as the South Main Trolley Night and The Art of Yoga. The Urevbus are also working on a special social event called “Story Nights” that will prove to be a very inspiring and positive campaign for our city.
The venue is open to various vendors and does not have a exclusive list of vendors at this point, except for Crown Winery for the wine. Check out a few pictures from my visit to Art Village Gallery below.
Art Village Gallery
410 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103