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    Sewn and Thrown: Traditional Quilts and Folk Pottery from Alabama’s Black Belt Exhibit

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Birmingham Public Library - Central Branch, Birmingham

    May 11 - June 25, 2017

    Featuring quilts by master artists from Gee’s Bend and works by Miller’s Pottery of Brent and Ham Pottery of Selma, the Sewn and Thrown: Traditional Quilts and Folk Pottery from Alabama’s Black Belt exhibit will present two living traditions of the region.

    Acclaimed nationally and internationally, the Gee’s Bend quilters are continuing the tradition through their families and ...more


    Portfolio Development Summer Art Camp Grades 6-12

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    July 10 - July 14, 2017

    Are you a serious high school art student who plans to major in art or design in college? Are you a younger student who would like to apply to an art-focused high school such as ASFA? If so, this...more

    Art Journal Camp for Adults

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 10 - July 14, 2017

    Why should just the kiddos have all the summer camp fun?!?  In this week long camp, we will learn different elements to put together an art journal!  Art journals can have words, but...more

    Palette Knife Painting with Ahmad Austin

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    July 15, 2017

    Ahmad will be sharing his tips and techniques for creating vibrant palette knife paintings. Using a palette knife allows you to create a variety of interesting edges, textures, and layers. Ahmad...more

    The Birmingham Project

    July 15, 2017

    This powerful and stirring play brings to the theatrical stage one of the defining events of the Civil Rights Movement. Experience an evening of theatrical artistry, music, and history...more

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

    Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    July 15 - July 16, 2017

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event that takes place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Sloss Fest is 40 bands on 4...more

    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo

    Presented by Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    July 21, 2017

    Third Friday in Forest Park:  

    Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late, catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for gifts while...more

    Printmaking Summer Art Camp Grades 6-12

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    July 17 - July 21, 2017

    Grades 6-12
    9 am - 3 pm Learn about design and fine art in this printmaking camp. Create your own posters, t-shirts, and works of art. Students are introduced to printmaking processes, from...more

    Sculpture Summer Art Camp Grades 6-12

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    July 10 - July 21, 2017

    Get ready to cut, glue, shape, and nail while building with materials such as wire, paper, fabric, wood, cardboard, found objects, and more! You will explore texture, space, and value in this...more

    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    July 21, 2017

    From illusionists to contortionists, breakdancing to Bollywood, and pop-up opera to body painting, Art On The Rocks is gearing up to be the most dynamic event of the summer! The...more

    Watercolor Landscapes with Wayne Spradley

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    July 22, 2017

    Alabama native Wayne Spradley is recognized worldwide for his exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric watercolors. He has won over 300 major awards throughout his 45-year career. Wayne’s...more

    Southern Monsters

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery and Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    June 16 - July 22, 2017

    “Southern Monsters”

    Metal works by Eric Johnson and Dave Matson
    Opening receptions:

    ~ Friday June 16th, 5-8 pm (with the artists and in coordination with Third Friday in...more

    Watercolor/Water-based Painting with Dr. Mary Ann Culotta

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    June 13 - July 25, 2017

    Space One Eleven presents

    Watercolor/Water-based Painting Class
    with Mary Ann Culotta

    Registration is now open! Please register by May 26, 2017....more

    Simply Circuits

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

    July 27, 2017

    Learn about electricity and circuits as you experiment with conductive ink, Little Bits, and Snap Circuit kits. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in...more

    Drawing & Painting for Middle & High School Students with Sandra Fuller

    Presented by Artists on the Bluff at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    June 8 - July 27, 2017

    2 Four week sessions beginning June 8 & July 6.  All the basics will be introduced.  Drawing mediums will be explored as well as composition & enriching the creative spirit.


    I'm an Alabama Artist, Too! 1 week Summer Art Camp Grades 2-5

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    July 24 - July 28, 2017

    Summer Art Camps are a perfect way for young artists to learn a new art form or improve upon their art skills! These camps give young artists ample time to dive into their projects, make friends,...more

    Opening Reception for Stuart Frentz Art Exhibit

    Presented by Unitarian Univeralist Church of Birmingham at Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, Birmingham

    May 18 - July 28, 2017

    Stuart Frentz, local attorney, is the sanctuary artist for the months of June and July at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham. Stuart's photography features his digital...more

    Summer Youth Apprenticeship

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    June 19 - July 28, 2017

    This eight-week program employs 12 students, ages 16-18, to work and study under professional artists for 30 hours a week, at a minimum wage. The program is designed to expose students to a...more

    Menagerie: ANIMAL AS SYMBOL

    Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary at Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham

    July 13 - July 30, 2017

    Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present Menagerie: ANIMAL AS SYMBOL curated by Stacey Holloway. This exhibition explores the use of animal symbolism within visual art and...more

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 3, 2017

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Thursday, August 3, at 3 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Learn the ancient art of henna tattoos. Teens will learn how to create...more

    Marsha Nelson Exhibit

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

    July 2 - August 4, 2017

    Marsha Nelson is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in July.  The public is invited to the opening reception on July 2, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view her delightful paintings. ...more

    Beginning Copperplate with Deb Warnat

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    August 5, 2017

    This is where it all begins! Study the classic calligraphy forms upon which all variations rest. This sound basis of techniques and materials will give you the confidence and...more

    Third Friday in Forest Park.

    Presented by Forest Park and South Avondale Merchant Association at Forest Park and South Avondale, Birmingham

    August 18, 2017

    Third Friday in Forest Park:  

    Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late, catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for...more

    Art On The Rocks!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art and Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    August 18, 2017

    From illusionists to contortionists, breakdancing to Bollywood, and pop-up opera to body painting, Art On The Rocks is gearing up to be the most dynamic event of the summer! The...more

    Fantabulous Summer Art Sale

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    July 21 - August 26, 2017

    July 21st through August 26th

    Fantabulous Summer Art Sale

    Up to to 50% on art!
    Sale starts with a reception on Friday July 21st in...more

    Drawing with Watercolor with John Rise

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    August 25 - August 26, 2017

    Artist, designer, and Savanah College of Art and Design instructor John Rise will lead this investigation into the use of watercolor as a drawing medium. You will use watercolor to examine the...more

    Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

    Presented by Urban Impact Inc. and City of Birmingham at Fourth Avenue Historic District , Birmingham

    August 26, 2017

    TASTE OF 4TH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL is a one day jazz festival presented annually since 2003 in Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue District Downtown. TASTE OF 4TH AVENUE JAZZ FESTIVAL is organized...more

    Birmingham Artwalk 2017

    Presented by Birmingham Artwalk at Birmingham Historic Loft District, Birmingham

    September 8 - September 9, 2017

    Artwalk is an arts festival that transforms Birmingham's loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and...more

    Landscape Essentials with Marc Hanson

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    September 14 - September 16, 2017

    This is a 3-day outdoor oil painting workshop for intermediate to advanced painters. We will paint in the field, incorporating instruction and practice, to help you move forward in your approach...more

    The Triplets of Belleville

    Presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    October 19, 2017

    Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville with Composer-Conductor Benoit Charest

    In 2003, the animated French feature The Triplets of Belleville swept the globe, raking up dozens of awards...more

    Under the Big Top: American Art at the Circus

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

    June 13 - November 7, 2017

    On May 21, 2017, “The Greatest Show on Earth” will come to an end, when Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes after 146 years. Consisting of 11 works of art in a variety of...more

    Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Joseph Albers

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

    June 13 - November 7, 2017

    Josef Albers is best known for the hundreds of paintings and prints from his series Homage to the Square, which explores the interaction of colors within a composition of three or four...more

    Yard Art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 7 - December 24, 2017

    “Yard Art”

    Functional art for the garden by various artists

    Opening receptions:
    Friday April 7th, 5-8 pm: refreshments served
    Saturday April 8th, 10:30 am-6 pm:...more

    Afterlife: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection

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

    November 4, 2017 - January 28, 2018

    AFTERLIFE: Asian Art from the Weldon Collection journeys across Asia to explore the fascinating role of art in this life and the next. Inspired by the bequest of Henry and June (“Jimmy”)...more

    Pueblo Ceramics

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

    February 17, 2017 - March 18, 2018

    A new installation of 19 contemporary Pueblo ceramic objects are on view in the Native American gallery. Pueblo pottery, traditionally made by women, has been integral to Native American...more

    Third Space - Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art

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

    January 28, 2017 - January 6, 2019

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present Third Space, the first large exhibition of contemporary art from the Museum’s own collection. Third Space highlights more than 100 works of art...more

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