Emily Dunn is a native Memphian who returned to Bluff City just last year after spending time in Austin, TX. It was during her five years there that she honed her makers’ market skills while pursuing her own artistic endeavors. When she returned to Memphis to be closer to family, Emily wanted to continue her market work here, so she launched Memphis Modern Market, a series of pop-up markets held at various locations throughout town. Memphis, she discovered, has a lot of younger, more modern makers than people realize, so her new pop-up markets, which launched in August 2019, allowed the artists a space to showcase their work and earn a living.
As with so many things this year, COVID hit, and Emily’s business model had to adapt. She began hosting virtual markets each month via Instagram. She was then approached by the Pink Palace to launch the Pink Palace Crafts Fair Pop-Up Shop two months ago. This coming Thursday, she’s launching yet another pop-up shop downtown in partnership with the Downtown Memphis Commission’s “Open on Main” initiative. Find out more about these unique shopping opportunities and the woman behind them. Welcome Emily Dunn as our newest FACE of Memphis. Read full story here