We invited Memphians to come out to Cossitt Library in the weeks preceding Thanksgiving, tell us what they were thankful for this season and place a colorful tags on the library's fence. Participants included passers-by as well as the staff at many downtown businesses and the scholars at Grizz Prep.
Every month, Memphis Animal Services brings a wide variety of friendly, happy dogs to interact with the downtown community for this special pilot project, which creates a wonderful opportunity for people to see the amazing dogs that are waiting for good and loving homes. These shelter dogs also serve as an icebreaker for downtowners and provide impetus for them to spend time outdoors.
In September 2017, we hosted our first Dinner Conversation, a shared space to exchange ideas and experiences. Curated by the CLTV and co-hosted by former NBA star/art collector Elliot Perry, the evening featured special guest Tavares Strachan, a Bahamas-born conceptual artist who lives and works in New York. Attendees included young working artists, curators, leaders of arts institutions, and collectors. The Dinner Conversation concept was conceived to help establish the Fourth Bluff's reputation as a place where discourse is vibrant, diverse, and integral to the intellectual and creative development of Memphians. Dinner Conversations offer an opportunity for participants to mix, network and enjoy a stimulating discussion in a relaxed and unexpected environment.
The first Tuesday of every month, Revolutions Bicycle CoOp leads downtowners to a restaurant located within a 15-minute bike ride of the Fourth Bluff. By encouraging downtown residents and employees to take a mid-day bike ride, we encourage participants to unplug, boost their creativity, and improve bikeability perceptions of downtown Memphis.