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    Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    June 13 - September 6, 2015

    In 1938 Atlanta-based artist Hale Woodruff was commissioned to paint a series of murals for Talladega College, Alabama, one of the first colleges established for blacks in the United States. Installed in the institution’s newly constructed Savery Library, the six murals portray noteworthy events in the rise of blacks from slavery to freedom. Though he painted the murals for a local audience of students and ...more


    Reflections of Generosity, Art Exhibition and Workshops for Soldiers and Veterans

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 8 - September 9, 2015

    Organized by artist and retired (Sergeant) Ron Kelsey, Reflections of Generosity is a collection of art made by soldiers and their family members that allowed them to express their feelings...more

    Sculpture Pottery Class with Nelson Grice

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    August 20 - September 10, 2015

    Professional Potter - Nelson Grice - Will lead the class through the process of transferring clay into a work of art. Visit his website: www.nelsongriceart.com Turn a block of clay into a work of...more

    Southern Exposure 2015 Screening

    Presented by Southern Environmental Law Center at Altamont School, Birmingham

    September 10, 2015

    Please join us for the premiere screening of the Southern Exposure 2015 films, aiming to raise appreciation and awareness of Alabama’s incredible natural resources and important...more

    TASTE (Trussville's Art Show and Tasting Event)

    Presented by Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce

    September 10, 2015

    You Can’t Miss the “Must Do Event” in Trussville!

    The Trussville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 7th Annual TASTE, Trussville’s Art Show and Tasting Event.  The...more

    Reflections of Generosity - Reflections of the Soul

    Presented by Samford University School of the Arts at Swearingen Hall Art Gallery - Samford University, Birmingham

    September 10, 2015

    An exhibition of art in response to our country’s post-9/11 conflicts, created by soldiers and those who care for soldiers.

    Reception with Artist and Curator, Sgt. Ron...more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    September 12, 2015

    Fall into autumn knitting! Bring your projects and make new friends.


    Acrylic Painting With Ron Lewis

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    September 12, 2015

    Ron Lewis will teach you how to use the most versatile of all painting mediums, acrylics. You can paint thick or thin, realistic or abstract, and make them look like oil or watercolor. This...more

    Read & Romp Birmingham

    Presented by United Way of Central Alabama, Inc. and Alabama Public Television

    September 12, 2015

    Read and Romp-Birmingham is an exciting, innovative FREE family literacy event. Read and Romp-Birmingham is unique in that it is a collaboration of organizations that have early childhood literacy...more

    "Gourmande" - art by Véro on local menus at ARTWALK!

    Presented by Birmingham Artwalk at Birmingham Historic Loft District, Birmingham

    September 11 - September 12, 2015

    Local artist Véro "borrowed" menus from all over town to draw on.
    Come see her show at Birmingham Artwalk?!
    Location:  Freshwater Land Trust, 2210 1st Avenue...more

    Exhibition Opening-The Infanttree Project, Reflections of Generosity, and Windows Installations

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 11 - September 12, 2015

    Since September 11, 2001, The United States has been involved in two wars. 2.5 million American soldiers have or are serving in these wars, yet a large portion of our society is unaware of the...more

    Hither and Yon

    Presented by The Fuel And Lumber Company

    September 11 - September 12, 2015

    The Fuel and Lumber Company Presents…

    Hither and Yon: a two-part exhibition and panel discussion presented in collaboration with UAB’s Department of Art and Art History,...more

    Acoustic Guitar & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    September 11 - September 13, 2015

    A workshop for everyone – come to the folk school and enjoy the cool weather while taking acoustic guitar, basket weaving, or indigo dying. There’s even a class on stacked rock wall...more

    Sketchbook And Idea Development With Lauren Lake Benefiting Sadie Chapman

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    September 20, 2015

    In this workshop students will be introduced to ways of developing a sketchbook practice. The workshop will aid in the development of visual awareness and memory, compositional possibilities,...more

    Capturing Memorable Images - Digital Photography

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    September 15 - September 22, 2015

    How do you capture what you intended to when you press the shutter? How do you go from taking snap-shots to capturing images which have that WOW factor? This class is designed to introduce the...more

    The Art of Hope: Speaking the Unspoken

    Presented by Junior Board, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham

    September 24, 2015

    AFSP's Alabama Chapter Junior Board is gearing up for its fall outreach event that will aim to promote mental health awareness. The Art of Hope: Speaking the Unspoken will take place at Avondale...more

    Reggae Night

    Presented by Clarion Hotel

    September 25, 2015

    The kick off party be presented by Clarion and SLS Exprrres Reggae Night!

    Show time: 10PM & 12AM 
    Admission $20


    ACRYLIC MIXED MEDIA WITH LISA OPIELINSKI

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    September 26, 2015

    Lisa will teach you how to layer acrylic colors using various tools as well as how to use the many acrylic mediums available today to achieve dazzling effects and finishes in your paintings. From...more

    Museum Day Live!

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

    September 26, 2015

    BCRI will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday September 26, 2015.   A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to...more

    7th Annual Tapping Out Childhood Cancer Gala to Feature Local and Internationally-known Dancers

    Presented by Children's of Alabama at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham

    September 27, 2015

    The Tapping Out Childhood Cancer Gala is a family-friendly event that showcases local talent and dance styles. The show will include performances by at least a dozen dancers from studios across...more

    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    August 31 - September 28, 2015

    Make a unique hand-built vessel your very first class! Work with clay and learn the techniquesof  hand building. Develop and improve skills and become more accomplished in the art...more

    Don Estes

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    August 13 - September 30, 2015

    Here's a little bit of what the artist has to say about his artwork. 

    "A famous playwright once wrote, 'at times, the soul needs something that reason cannot explain.' That defines...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    October 1, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    Golden A-Z With Jean Beasley

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 1, 2015

    Golden materials representative Jean Beasley will be here to introduce this great new product!

    Explore acrylics with a self-guided workshop experience in a box. By following the...more

    Lowell Vann Opening & Exhibit

    Presented by Leeds Arts Council at Leeds Theatre and Arts Center, Leeds

    August 30 - October 1, 2015

    The Leeds Arts Council, Inc. will honor artist Lowell Vann with an opening reception on Sunday, August 30, 2015, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artist and view his...more

    7th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    September 10 - October 2, 2015

    The Shelby County Arts Council will host the 7th Annual Adult Juried Art Gallery Exhibit from September 10, 2015 through October 4, 2015. 

    Artist will be competing for cash awards for...more

    Bluff Park Art Show

    Presented by Bluff Park Art Association at Bluff Park Community Center, Hoover

    October 3, 2015

    The Bluff Park Art Show holds it’s annual event on the first Saturday of October.  The show has grown from 65 artists to more than 150, and attracts over 40,000 people each year....more

    Sip&Shop

    Presented by TALIA LEILANI

    October 3, 2015

    Join us on October 3rd at The Nest for an evening of drinks and shopping. See how Art+Fashion come together when four local artist debut and sell their most recent bodies of work.


    3rd Annual St. Francis Arts Festival

    Presented by The Episcopal Church of Saint Francis of Assisi at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, Indian Springs Village

    October 2 - October 4, 2015

    3rd Annual St. Francis Arts Festival
    “On Wings of Song”

    Friday, October 2, 7 PM - "Stardust"
    A Jazz Concert featuring Diane McNaron, vocals; Ray Reach, piano...more

    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 4, 2015

    Take a trip back in time to rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians at Whispers From the Past – A Native American Experience.

    Native American life will take...more

    Reggae In The Park

    Presented by SLS Exprrres

    October 4, 2015

    Reggae in the park is a event for the whole family, Live bands, art  & crafts vendors and food trucks ects.

    Bring  your lawn chairs and injoy reggae under the...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Adult Throwing Class

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council at Shelby County Arts Council Gallery, Columbiana

    September 1 - October 6, 2015

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel or through hand-built pieces Learn new skills or...more

    Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lecture Series featuring Mark Golden

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    October 8, 2015

    JOIN FORSTALL ART IN CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN BIRMINGHAM!

    Forstall Art Center is celebrating 25 years of serving Birmingham's art community, and we've loved every minute of...more

    Tipsy Tangles - Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    October 9, 2015

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Impressionist Landscapes In Oil With David Nichols

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 10, 2015

    David Nichols’ approach to impressionism is to create art that captures the essence of the subject through soft, alluring colors and contrasting lighting. He will focus on design and...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    October 10, 2015

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

    Mixed Media Canvas Workshop

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    October 10, 2015

    In this one day workshop we will use mixed media to create a 12" x 12" canvas with a Steam Punk theme or bring some personal items to make it a memory board! We will throw in a little stenciling,...more

    Lid Handle Spout

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham

    October 9 - October 11, 2015

    Red Dot Gallery is pleased to announce "Lid Handle Spout," a gallery exhibit and two-day demonstration workshop by Internationally renowned ceramicist Fong Choo, October 9 - 11, 2015. A...more

    Akua Printmaking Inks With Susan Rostow

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 15, 2015

    The creator of Akua Inks, Susan Rostow, will be here to demonstrate these beautiful, highly pigmented, non-toxic printmaking inks.

    Akua inks are professional quality, water-based inks...more

    Liquitex Intermixability With Larry Leach

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 17, 2015

    Did you know that all the Liquitex acrylic lines are completely intermixable? The heavy body paints, soft body paints, spray paints, markers and inks all work together seamlessly to give you an...more

    Winsor & Newton Oils And Oil Bars With Larry Leach

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 17, 2015

    Winsor & Newton’s artist oil colors combine easily with their oil bars to give the oil painter new creative options in this traditional medium. Artist Larry Leach will explain how these two...more

    Old Time Music & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    October 15 - October 18, 2015

    We have moved the dates of this longstanding and popular workshop. Choose from nine Old Time music classes in banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin or repertoire or try your hand at basket making or...more

    Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Presented by Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council at Avon Theater, Birmingham

    October 22, 2015

    The Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council are pleased to present the 8th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Birmingham at the Avon Theatre on October 22. 
    ...more

    Calavera Prelude - An Art Celebration of Bare Hands' 13th Day of the Dead Festival in Birmingham

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery and Bare Hands Inc. at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    September 18 - October 24, 2015

    Friday Sept 18 through Oct 24
    “Calavera Prelude”, a show and fundraiser for the Day of the Dead festival.

    Featuring works by Mercado artists and Naked Art artists.
    10%...more

    Teen Read Week Instagram Contest

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    October 18 - October 24, 2015

    Sunday, October 18 – Saturday, October 24

    Take a picture with your favorite teen book and post to instagram! Tag @HomewoodPublic and use #homewoodteens to be entered for a chance to win...more

    Memory and Values: The Parthenon and the Greeks Who Built It

    Presented by Samford University Howard College of Arts and Sciences at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    October 29, 2015

    Samford University's Howard College of Arts and Sciences will host MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award Winner Joan Breton Connelly for the free and public 2015 J. Roderick Davis Lecture Oct....more

    Watercolor Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell at Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell, Nauvoo

    October 25 - October 30, 2015

    18 years in the making, this workshop offers 3 classes in watercolor. Don Andrews and Wayne Spradley will both teach classes on watercolor landscapes and Deborah Hill’s class will focus on...more

    The Show That Must Not Be Named

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    October 2 - October 31, 2015

    Ceramic oddities by Katie Elkins and Stacey Morgan.
    Opening receptions:
    Friday October 2nd, 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Guest bartenders: ALABAMA RIVERS ALLIANCE. 100% of tips will benefit...more

    Black Like Who?

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 11 - November 1, 2015

    Drawing on the Museum’s collection and select loans from local private collectors, Black Like Who? explores depictions of the black race in American Art from the early 19th century to...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    November 5, 2015

    Join the Birmingham Art Crawl every first Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00 pm, rain or shine, as downtown Birmingham, Alabama transforms into a walking art gallery full of artists, performers,...more

    Tipsy Tangles - Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    November 6, 2015

    Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide...more

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