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    We encourage entries for "Auditions and Calls for Submissions" for all arts related events. This includes Visual Art, Theatre, Music, Spoken Word, Writing, and Dance. If you already have an account, click here to log in.

    Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    June 28 - September 21, 2014

    The samurai are universally recognized warriors. Tales of their heroics have fascinated people since the 12th century. Bushido (The Way of the Samurai) is the code of chivalry by which they lived, and encompasses not only mastery of the martial arts, but also the ideals of morality, bravery, compassion, respect, honor, glory, and loyalty. The sword was the soul of the samurai, and they lavished great attention on ...more


    The Tradition Continues Artist Print Signing / by Artist Barry Graham

    Presented by Graham Creative

    September 20, 2014

    Rio's Pub & Grill features "THE TRADITION CONTINUES"
    1989 / 25th Commemorative Iron Bowl Art Print Artist Signing

    The Tradition Continues was designed and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: It’s The Real Thing

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 21, 2014

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide...more

    Fall Equinox Bazaar!

    Presented by Black Market Bar at Black Market Bar and Grill in 5 points

    September 21, 2014

    Fall is upon us, and if that's not a reason to celebrate, then we don't know what is! Join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts (featuring local artists and vendors), live music...more

    Opening Reception for Watercolor Society of Alabama Members' Showcase

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

    September 21, 2014

    Nearly 60 aqua media works from across the state will be on display September 21–October 31 during the 2014 Watercolor Society of Alabama Annual Members' Showcase at the Central Library....more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Exhibition: “A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio"

    Presented by UAB Department of Art & Art History at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

    August 11 - September 22, 2014

    UAB’s Bloom Studio, run by UAB Graphic Design Assistant Professor Doug Barrett, allows graphic design students to gain real-world experience working directly...more

    Exhibition: UAB presents “Interlude / Influence: Faculty & Alumni at Work"

    Presented by UAB Department of Art & Art History at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

    August 11 - September 22, 2014

     “Interlude / Influence” will present works from current UAB Department of Art and Art History faculty and select alumni. The exhibition will examine the dynamics of the...more

    ArtBreak: La Dolce Vita: 19th-Century Artists in Italy

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 23, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    "Defining Place" Art Exhibition

    Presented by Birmingham-Southern College at Birmingham-Southern College

    September 5 - September 25, 2014

    "Defining Place" will showcase the work of art professors Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon of Mississippi State University and the University of West Georgia, respectively. Their two...more

    Structural Integrity

    Presented by University of Montevallo at Bloch Hall Gallery - University of Montevallo

    September 4 - September 25, 2014

    Art exhibition.

    Artist's talk Thursday, Sept. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Comer Auditorium with reception following in Bloch Hall.


    Reynolds Lecture

    Presented by UAB Historical Collections at The Edge of Chaos

    September 25, 2014

    Gabrielle Fox, a Fine Binding & Book Conservationist in Cincinnati, Ohio will present Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica: Conservation of the Reynolds Historical...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 13 - September 27, 2014

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    Grind your own shell to create a...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    September 27, 2014

    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...more

    Zentangle Dangles - Christmas Card Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    September 27, 2014

    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! Within Zentangle...more

    Fly Girls

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery

    August 15 - September 27, 2014

    "Fly Girls" by Deirdre Lewis and Delaine Derry Green

    Opening receptions:
    Friday August 15th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm (in sync with Third Friday)
    100% of bar tips will benefit...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Building the Schooner, Provincetown

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 28, 2014

    Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide...more

    Creative Welding at Sloss

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    September 27 - September 28, 2014

    No experience necessary! In this workshop you'll learn to make decorative and useful items for your home or garden. The instructor will guide you through all the basic processes you need to...more

    ArtBreak: Lit(art)ure 101

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 30, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    The Alabama Project

    Presented by UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center

    July 1 - September 30, 2014

    The Alabama Project, an art exhibit that documents moments in the lives of breast cancer survivors from around the state, is on display at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center located in the...more

    Art Show, Stained Glass Mosaics

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

    August 1 - September 30, 2014

    Art Show - Stained Glass Mosaics

    Opening Reception, Sunday, August 3, 1-3 pm

    Participating artists - Gerda Carmichael, Ann Miller, Diane Tucker, Patti Steelman


    Freedom Now: Expressions of the Movement Through Music and Civil Unrest

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    August 5 - September 30, 2014

    BCRI will present “Freedom Now: Expressions of the Movement through Music and Civil Rights,” a photography exhibition by Birmingham resident Cassandra Griffen on Tuesday, August 5...more

    Larry K. Martin

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens

    August 1 - September 30, 2014

    After a career in tropical medicine, Alabama native Larry K. Martin combined his life experience and love of the natural world to become a renowned wildlife artist. With close to 40 years as a...more

    "Spokes" Photography Exhibit

    Presented by Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center

    September 1 - September 30, 2014

    Photographic images by Brenda Miller focus on the aesthetics of the bicycle.  


    6th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

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

    September 7 - October 2, 2014

    The 6th Annual Juried Art show will be exhibited from September 7 through October 2, 2014.  Gallery Hours are Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Over 40 works were selected...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    October 2, 2014

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    "Art of Giving" Charity Art Auction, Benefiting Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UAB hospital

    Presented by Research Civitan Club at UAB National Alumni House

    October 2, 2014

    Art of Giving is a silent art auction hosted by the Research Civitan Club, an organization whose aims include community service and helping those with developmental disabilities. Held at the...more

    First Thursday: After Hours At BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    October 2, 2014

    Your Night at the Museum! The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the garden, catch...more

    John Heine Visual Arts Exhibition

    Presented by Alabama School of Fine Arts at Alabama School of Fine Arts

    September 4 - October 3, 2014

    Revel in the talent of John Heine's provocative and dynamic contemporary oil paintings exhibited in the Vulcan Materials Gallery. This is a must see show for serious art lovers. Open Monday...more

    It's Showtime 2015 Auditions

    Presented by Birmingham 104.1 The Beat at Sheraton Hotel Downtown

    October 4, 2014

    What is "It's Showtime"?
    -"It's Showtime" is an annual youth talent showcase, premiering in Birmingham January 2015, that allows youth to perform their talent in...more

    Sparks in the Dark

    Presented by Alabama Art Casting at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

    October 4, 2014

    Alabama Art Casting is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and education organization.  We are devoted to educating the public about traditional and modern methods of pattern making, mold making, and...more

    Family Tour: Serve It Up!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    October 4, 2014

    Join the Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Tragedy at Sea

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    October 5, 2014

     Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help...more

    ArtBreak: Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate)

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    October 7, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Her Mood Continued

    Presented by T-Rex tiny gallery

    August 29 - October 9, 2014

    T Rex is proud to bring you Daisy Winfrey's solo exhibition "Her Mood Continued".

    Fear has always been a part of my work as an artist. Since I was very young, I have worried...more

    Meet the Artist Reception: Photographer Joe De Sciose

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens

    October 9, 2014

    Meet award-winning photographer Joe De Sciose and get a first glance at his new exhibit at Aldridge Gardens. Joe was a Senior photographer at Southern Living Magazine for more than five years...more

    EDRW - Everybody’s Gotta Eat Poster Exhibit

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

    September 22 - October 10, 2014

    Created by Debra Riffe, this exhibit highlights Southern culture and its food. It will be located on the first floor of the Central Library. Riffe's exhibit Every Line Tells a Story is on...more

    Eat Drink Read Write Festival

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library

    October 3 - October 10, 2014

    Birmingham Public Library’s most popular event is back! The Eat Drink Read Write Festival will be held from October 3rd to 10th, 2014 and will feature the area’s best food and beverage...more

    Oil Painting with Jonathan Simon

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    October 9 - October 11, 2014

    Jonathan's beautifully rendered paintings display a mastery born of simplicity and elegance, and his teaching method builds on this. The class will work from a still life and learn to build...more

    Arts and Music on the Green

    Presented by Classic Events, Inc. at Ross Bridge Welcome Center

    October 11, 2014

    Arts and Music on the Green at Ross Bridge highlights local and regional artists and craftsmen along with the area’s hottest bands.

    This juried show awards cash prizes to talented...more

    Art in Avondale Park

    Presented by Art in Avondale Park Alliance, Inc. at Avondale Park--Birmingham Park and Recreation Board

    October 11, 2014

    Join us for the 12th annual Art in Avondale Park.

    Art in Avondale Park is a single-day, unjuried art festival held during the autumn in historic Avondale Park. The event supports emerging...more

    Oktoberfest Trussville

    Presented by Oktoberfest Trussville at Holy Infant of Prague

    October 11, 2014

    Authentic German Festival returns with additional free parking! 

    Trussville is again the site for a family-fun Oktoberfest this...more

    Recording the City, an Architectural Approach to Sketching in Watercolor

    Presented by AIA Birmingham

    October 10 - October 11, 2014

    Award winning watercolorist and architectural illustrator, Iain Stewart, and his father, Muir Stewart, have designed a 2-day architectural sketchbook workshop to show you the techniques they use...more

    Brushstrokes Between Cuts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 22 - October 12, 2014

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will feature “Brushstrokes Between Cuts,” the first major visual art exhibition by local barber and artist Carter “Pooley”...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Moon Jar, Korea

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    October 12, 2014

     Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help...more

    Iron & Bronze Casting: Artist Open Studio

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    Artist Open Studios are for artists and others who have some experience casting iron. Participants must attend all three days. Bronze will be cast on Saturday only. Participants are limited to a...more

    Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 11 - October 12, 2014

    In this workshop you'll learn to move between the fire, hammer, and anvil. Using basic blacksmithing tools, you'll learn the techniques used to manipulate steel. Students can expect to...more

    Cast Iron Sculpture for Beginners

    Presented by Sloss Metal Arts and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to deign and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic...more

    ArtBreak: Joan Mitchell: Fields and Flowers; Storms and Sunsets

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    October 14, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Gandhi Jayanti and BMA Speaks

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    October 17, 2014

    The Indian Cultural Society and the Museum present an evening in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, Gandhi Jayanti (officially October 2). The evening begins with a program honoring student...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Ceremonial Bird Effigy Grinding Stone (Metate)

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    October 19, 2014

     Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help...more

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