After writing the foodie post I had to go back through all of my posts and make sure I hadn't written the same thing before, kinda crazy that I hadn't. Another thing I haven't blogged about is my membership at The Dixon Gallery and Gardens through young at art. I LOVE young at art.
Memberships ate $100 for singles and $150 for couples. Regardless of my romantic status I have always gotten a couples membership and brought various guests to events. . Young at art membership covers membership to the Dixon for the year, which means fee entry to the exhibits, a discount in the awesome gift shop and special member pricing for events. Additionally, the Dixon throws several parties throughout the year that are included in young at art: art on tap is a beer tasting that is always the weekend after Labor Day, in November the is a fall party, and another party in the spring and then artini in the summer.
Me at the past Artini with the decor cake, it was on my birthday:
There are also culture and cocktails, I think one a quarter. These are more casual wine after work events. Even if one only came to the YAA events they would see every exhibit throughout the year. Even though each exhibit may not be something I like, it's still cool to see.
This is me questioning the validity of calling this piece art:
Some of my favorite non YAA events are the quarterly wine downs at $20 a person for members, the spring anthropology fashions show, $25 for members, and various gardening classes usually under $50 supplied included- I have made a terrarium, boxwood wreath and a bonsai tree through these classes, my only complaint is that I wish there were more. New this year, Fridays have hosted various food trucks for lunch, I really enjoyed my garden lunch when I went a few weeks ago!
This is the view I had while eating my delicious sandwich from southern revival:
Oh my , and I almost forgot,symphony in the gardens! In may and September this is one of my favorite events in Memphis period. Held on the back lawn, attendees are welcome to bring picnics while the symphony plays mainstream classical music, after the official program the big band performs. At $12 a person member pricing it really makes me sad more young people don't go.
The back lawn after a rain storm, pretty!