The Collective
Non-profit black arts organization Elevating black artist, Empowering black communities, and Shifting the culture of memphis.




The Collective CMPLX at 2234 Lamar Ave. is a performance and exhibition venue open to artists, musicians and organizers to host arts-related events and otherwise. This 5,600 square foot space is available for performances, short-term exhibitions, and other arts-based events. It provides opportunities for artists, musicians, performers and arts organizers to perform or show their own creative work or the work of others. It is available for black artists by request based on calendar availability for a discounted fee. We welcome local and visiting artists, and take no fees from cover charges or art sales. The Collective offers this space to be used for the exhibition, performance, or presentation/discussion of creative work.

The CMPLX is available for use by non-profit (501c3) and civic organizations, corporations, businesses and trade organizations.  The non-profit organizations must show proof of non-profit status, and provide a certificate of insurance. Your event will be subject to the following rules and regulations as adopted by our Board of Directors as part of our operating policy. All events must adhere to gallery policies and are subject to final approval.

If you are interested in organizing a meeting, or a corporate or non-art related event, please contact us at to discuss available spaces and pricing.To book an event at The CMPLX , please download and read the following venue guidelines, then fill out the request form below to request dates and tell us more about what you are planning. Our staff will respond within 48 hours with availability and more details.

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