Historic South Main Arts District

South Main Arts District - Antique Shopping. Photo by Phillip Parker. Photo


South Main Arts District
Memphis TN 38103
This one-square mile neighborhood - starting just one block south of Beale - holds some Memphis’s greatest legends, architecture, art, innovation, and characters. It is full of DIY’ers and entrepreneurs, locally owned shops, chef-owned restaurants, and organizations that support the arts. This was Memphis’s first suburb, first arts district, the hub of the world’s first modern grocery store, and where rock & roll was first played on the air. Today, the world comes to South Main to hear the story of the civil rights movement. Well over $500 million in new development is underway in South Main, bringing in more homes, attractions, restaurants, shops, and creative spirit.