I have a new favorite T-shirt…it’s a black shirt with “38103” printed on the front with big, bright digits. 38103, of course, is the Downtown Memphis zip code. It’s a great way to show pride in the neighborhood that has truly become my home. If you want to see what it looks like, come to the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Fest tomorrow on Wagner place – I’ll be sporting it.
You can get your 38103 shirts at Etched Art, a gallery at 505 South Main. Actually, though, the shirts are probably the least interesting items in the store. They etch photos – new or old – onto marble, granite, glass, wood or acrylic using laser technology. I bought my mother a 4-pack of coasters with historic Memphis photos etched onto them, and she loves them.
So check out Etched Art next time you’re downtown, and look for people wearing 38103 shirts this summer.