Project Overview

Downtown Bike Racks 

Jill Turman designed, fabricated, and installed three functional, yet whimsical, bicycle racks around Downtown Memphis. A second bike rack is located at the 505 Tennessee Street loft building and a third one on Main Street Mall. Turman also created the beloved Cooper-Young Trestle and a series of interior wall sculptures at the Hollywood branch library.

The UrbanArt Commission commissioned the artist on behalf of the Downtown Memphis Commission and the Downtown Neighborhood Association.


About the Artist

Jill Turman

“I’ve been a professional blacksmith for 14 years. I make my living designing and building custom ironwork. My profession is creative, challenging and lots of fun.”
— Jill Turman

Jill Turman has completed several works of public art during her career as a professional artist.  Turman opened her first metalworking studio in Memphis, Tennessee in 1997.  During her time in Memphis, Jill completed the Cooper-Young Trestle as well as several sculptural bicycle racks throughout out the City of Memphis.  In 2006 Turman returned to her home state of California to establish a new studio called Bella Ironworks.  Jill Turman is currently living and working in Alameda, California.