Valentine’s Day – Living in Memphis
February is the month for love, and we’ve compiled a collection of events and experiences in Memphis sure to make your heart go pitter-patter. Lovers of nature, art, and music, this list of sweet events is just for you!
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD: VALENTINES FROM THE VICTORIAN ERA
Dixon Gallery & Garden
January 28 – March 31
To Have and To Hold: Valentines from the Victorian Era
People have been sending Valentine’s cards and love notes to their loved ones since at least the sixteenth century, but the practice didn’t gain widespread popularity until the nineteenth century. At Dixon Gallery & Gardens, you can view Valentine’s missives from days gone by!
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS “STAR CROSSED”
The University of Memphis
February 9, 2024
The University Symphony Orchestra presents “Star Crossed,” an evening of music inspired by famous love stories, including Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, and more! This evening promises to be an enchanting celebration of love and its complexities. The event promises to “create a captivating and romantic atmosphere just in time for Valentine’s Day.”
2-DAY RESIN WORKSHOP
February 10 & February 11
Show your love with your own handmade, unique resin art! In this two-day workshop with artist Cinthia Serna, you’ll create one to three art pieces using resin. Serna will give hands-on support to guide you through the resin crafting process as you create keepsakes for your sweetie, a friend, or for yourself!
RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER
National Ornamental Metal Museum
February 4 – April 14
Jewelry is a traditionally romantic gift, but how can we be sure it’s an ethical one? Ethical Metalsmiths’ Radical Jewelry Makeover raises awareness about jewelry’s impact on the environment, supply chains, and human rights. The National Ornamental Metal Museum will be exhibiting 70 works by over 25 different artists who examine mining issues and ethics while creating innovative jewelry from recycled sources.
WEDNESDAY WINTER WALKS
Every Wednesday at 4:00pm
Fall in love with the natural world with weekly winter walks through Overton Park, every Wednesday at 4:00pm. There’s no agenda for these casual 1.4-mile strolls, which are a great way to meet new people and get outside. The path is accessible, and dogs on a leash are welcome. Meet at the Rainbow Lake Playground Kiosk. The days are slowly but steadily lengthening as we get closer to spring. Soak up the extra sunshine!
No matter what you choose to do, we hope you get out in the city and enjoy your February – and from everyone at Summerfield Associates, Happy Valentine’s Day!