Art on Fire 2018

All are invited (21 and up) to gather on the Dixon’s South Lawn from 7:00 to 11:00pm for a festive fall party with a roaring bonfire, fabulous food, live music, the Hot Off the Wall art sale, a silent auction, and much more. 

Art on Fire is a large fundraising bonfire party that directly supports the Dixon’s education outreach programs. The Dixon is committed to supporting educators in the greater Memphis region and reached over 24,000 students last year via our school outreach program. Further, the Dixon offers art classes to senior groups and individuals with Alzheimer’s along with their caregivers. Art therapy programs are designed for at-risk youth and young people and adults with developmental challenges. This is just a sampling of the Dixon’s education programs, and all are funded through Art on Fire.

To learn more about education at the Dixon, please click here

GENERAL ADMISSION $75 for non-members and day of event

Ticket includes beer, wine, food, and entertainment. 

For tickets, please call (901) 761-5250 or click here

$250 per person

Ticket includes full bar, bourbon tasting, exclusive restaurants, entertainment, invitation to Hot Off the Wall art sale, priority parking, access to indoor facilities, and an additional donation to the Dixon's education and art therapy programs. 

For tickets, please call (901) 761-5250 or click here

Check out photos from Art on Fire here


Beer by Ghost River Brewing

Wine selected by Buster’s Liquors and Wines

 Excellent food by many of the city’s finest restaurants including:

Acre Restaurant
Automatic Slim's
Bangkok Alley
Café Society
Central BBQ
CFY Catering
Ciao Bella
El Mero Taco Truck
Elwood’s Shack
Frost Bake Shop
Ghost River Brewing Co.
The Grove Grill
The Half Shell Resturant
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Interim Resturant and Bar
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire
The Kitchen American Bistro
Memphis Pizza Cafe
Mosa Asian Bistro
Owen Brennan’s Memphis
Pete & Sam’s
Raven & Lily
The Green Beetle
The Slider Inn
Strano by Chef Josh
Sugaree’s Bakery
Tom’s Tiny Kitchen
Topo Chico
Sweet Grass (Hot Spot)
The Mighty Olive (Hot Spot)


Blackwater Trio 
Fortune Telling
GIF Photo Booth
Memphis Fire Tribe
Mighty Souls Brass Band 


Discover and purchase works of art by nationally known and emerging artists at Hot Off the Wall. The Annual Dixon Art Sale is open to the public Wednesday, October 17, 10 am - 5 pm, Thursday, October 18, 10 am - 8 pm, and Friday, October 19, 10 am - 5 pm. Proceeds benefit the Dixon's education and art therapy programs. Hot Off the Wall art sale is sponsored by OrthoMemphis. 

For more information, please contact Elise Piper at



Bid on unique items and amazing experiences, including exciting trips, in the silent auction. 


Buster'sEM Printing

For sponsorship information, please contact Elise Piper at


Art on Fire is a 21-and-up event. Photo ID required.

Coming Up
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