December was a busy month for South Main Artspace Lofts in Memphis. There are a multitude of gifts that came way before the end of the year the project. Key Memphis companies including: Fortune 500 Company, AutoZone, Memphis investment firm SouthernSun Asset Management, and Memphis urban development and real estate company, Loeb Properties Inc. all made financial contributions to South Main Artspace Lofts. Diane and Myron Mall also made significant contributions to the project. These gifts come a month after the New York-based philanthropic organization, The Educational Foundation of America (EFA), donated $250,000 to the project. Our funding supporters already include Hyde Family Foundations, The City of Memphis, Downtown Memphis Commission, Pyramid Peak Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Endowment of the Arts , The Assisi Foundation, and The Health, Eductional and Housing Facility Board.
Also in December, South Main Artspace Lofts' presence on social media was born. It’s clear that in 2015 and beyond, organizations have to be well prepared to enter into the social media realm to get their messages out and connect with artists and businesses as well as the community. We are proud to announce that Artspace, in partnership with local artist Marco Pavé, has officially launched both Twitter and Instagram profiles, and has revamped its Facebook page. Connect with @MemphisArtspace on both Twitter and Instagram platforms. In the few first the weeks, @MemphisArtspace has already reached over 300 followers. We will continue to build and engage with artists, arts leaders, and non-profit organizations through our growing social media voice.