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    lobby projects: Bethany Collins

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

    April 16 - August 28, 2016

    lobby projects is a new initiative by the Birmingham Museum of Art that invites contemporary artists to create site-specific commissions in the Museum’s main entrance.

    lobby projects’ debut artist is Bethany Collins. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Bethany is a multidisciplinary artist whose conceptually-driven work is fueled by critical exploration of how race and language interact. ...more


    Color & Chill at Game Nite

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 27 - September 23, 2016

    Take a break between games during Adult Game Nite and join us for a pop-up edition of our popular adult coloring page event. FREE. 205-444-7840
    Library Plaza 7:00...more

    STANDING ROOM ONLY: Super Chill Coloring Contest

    Presented by Emmet O'Neal Library at Emmet O'Neal Library (Mountain Brook), Mountain Brook

    September 23, 2016

    Unwind with brand new crayons and ambient music in a relaxing atmosphere. We'll prove coloring sheets and books as well as fresh crayons, markers and colored pencils. Feel free to bring your...more

    Burningham10 ArtMusicDance Fest

    Presented by Burningham Birmingham at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    September 24, 2016

    Our 10th anniversary DIY arts festival with Fire Dancers at sundown! plus henna, drums, improv, and art. All ages FREE with park admission. Noon until 10:00 pm rain or shine. at REDBUD...more

    Artery - A Bikable Tour of Birmingham Arts

    Presented by Artery

    September 24, 2016

    Studios! Workshops! Pop-up shops! Group shows! Murals! Music!
    Join us for a tour of Birmingham art, Downtown, Avondale, Woodlawn, and Eastalke.A bike guide will lead you, or explore on your...more

    Homeschool Hour: Journalism with Jeh Jeh Pruitt

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    September 29, 2016

    Homeschool Hour: Journalism with Jeh Jeh Pruitt

    Thursday, September 29, at 1:30 p.m. in the Round Auditorium

    Interested in learning about...more

    Tanna Rose Exhibit

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

    August 28 - September 29, 2016

    Tanna Rose is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in September.  The public is invited to the opening reception at the Leeds Arts Center on Sunday, August 28, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm, to...more

    Charcoal: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing With Gary Chapman

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 1, 2016

    In this workshop students explore charcoal as the perfect drawing medium for expressive mark making. You will discover ways that techniques are applied to observational drawing for a provocative...more

    Fiesta Birmingham

    Presented by FIESTA HISPANIC CULTURE at Linn Park, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    The 14th Annual Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, will be held at Linn Park in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, October 1, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m....more

    Bluff Park Art Show

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

    October 1, 2016

    The Bluff Park Art Show started as a way to raise money to expand the Bluff Park Elementary library and has grown into a nationally recognized and acclaimed art show.  The show draws many...more

    Art: Bring Out The Creative Artist In You

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    October 6, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents ART: How To Bring Out The Creative Artist In You with Joan Curtin, professional artist.  Watch as magic starts with a blank canvas; using acrylic paint and...more

    Tannehill Woodcarvers Show

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    October 8 - October 9, 2016

    The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated...more

    2016 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

    Presented by Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    July 20 - October 15, 2016

    The Helen Keller Art Show is on display through October 15 in The Edge of Chaos, fourth floor of Lister Hill Library.

    The Helen Keller Art Show was established in 1983 as a cooperative...more

    John DeMotte, New Works

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    August 19 - October 16, 2016

    This is a solo show of new work by John DeMotte, a significant Birmingham artist who works primarily in photography and printmaking, specializing in photo intaglio and engraving with monoprint....more

    John DeMotte, New Works

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    August 19 - October 16, 2016

    This is a solo show by John DeMotte, a long-time Birmingham artist who primarily works in photgraphy and printmaking  and who specializes  in photo intaglio and engraving with monoprint....more

    Old Time Music & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    October 13 - October 16, 2016

    During this workshop quilters, basket makers and painters pursue their arts in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere while others fully immerse themselves in old-time music, their days and nights...more

    Watercolor & Painting Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    October 23 - October 28, 2016

    During this workshop students will pursue realistic watercolor painting, acrylic, and mixed media collage in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere. Classes include...

    Experiments In...more

    Oil Painting Principles and Techniques with Nancy Chaboun

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 27 - October 29, 2016

    Join artist and teacher Nancy Chaboun for three stimulating days of painting and discussion. Nancy will create beautiful still life arrangements with fruit, foliage, and other interesting things...more

    Velo Velo Velo, an art show inspired by man’s greatest invention

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    September 24 - October 29, 2016

    Sept 24 – Oct 29
    “Velo Velo Velo” an art show inspired by man’s greatest invention.
    Opening reception Saturday, September 24th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in sync with...more

    Calavera Prelude - An Art Celebration of Bare Hands' 14th Day of the Dead Festival in Birmingham

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    October 7 - October 29, 2016

    Friday Oct 7 through Oct 29
    An art celebration of Bare Hands 14th Day of the Dead Festival!

    Opening Receptions:
    ~ Friday October 7th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, with the...more

    25th Annual Halloween Fairyland

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    October 29, 2016

    The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event...more

    Club Create

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    November 2, 2016

    Come together to create something new! Each month we'll tackle a different craft project with instruction and materials provided. All adults are welcome, but registration is required to reserve...more

    Traditional Arts & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    November 3 - November 6, 2016

    This workshop is perfectly timed at the beginning of the holiday season! Come to the Alabama Folk School to make handmade holiday gifts for your family and...more

    Doctor Dolittle JR.

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    November 4 - November 6, 2016

    The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle, the big Broadway-sized family musical. All of the characters we’ve come to love through the...more

    Moss Rock Festival

    at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    November 5 - November 6, 2016

    A free, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, Eco-Ideas, Art + Design the first weekend in November at The Preserve in Hoover.


    Beginning Zentangle with Darla Williamson

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

    November 15, 2016

    Come learn Zentangle!  All supplies included in class fee.


    Club Create

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 7, 2016

    Come together to create something new! Each month we'll tackle a different craft project with instruction and materials provided. All adults are welcome, but registration is required to reserve...more

    City Center Art After School Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 12 - December 12, 2016

    CCA 1 Grades 2 – 5, Beginner Studio, Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

    City Center Art Level 1 is a beginner level art studio class for youth in grades 2 – 5. This class is for...more

    Holiday Spectacular 2016

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 18, 2016

    Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham’s best local artists to warm your heart and...more

    CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

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

    December 18, 2015 - December 23, 2016

    CALL FOR LOCAL ARTISTS:
    Every Third Friday, the loos of Forest Park merchants are turned into art installations by local artists.

    To submit, send an email to Véro titled "Tour de...more

    Yard Art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 1 - December 24, 2016

    April 1 through December 24
    “Yard Art”
    Functional art for the garden by various artists
    Opening receptions: 
    Friday April 1st, 5 - 8 pm: refreshments served...more

    Hope in Motion: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human RIghts

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

    June 18 - December 31, 2016

    When the NAACP was banned in the state of Alabama in 1956, Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and a group of community organizers formed the ACMHR in its absence. This exhibit, with help from the...more

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Chicago Freedom Movement: Photographs by Bernard J. Kleina

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

    July 26 - December 31, 2016

    The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit is a small but revealing snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King's visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to...more

    The Green Book

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    February 16 - February 19, 2017

    In a time when separate but equal was the law of the land, travel was complex and full of uncertainties. Where a family could eat, sleep, or buy gasoline was never without tension and, in some...more

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    April 18, 2015 - April 2, 2017

    From the late eighteenth century when Josiah Wedgwood utilized the designs of artists like John Flaxman and Lady Elizabeth Templetown for many of his jasperware designs, the Wedgwood company has...more

    School of Rock

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    April 21 - April 30, 2017

    Get ready for a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing musical direct from Broadway. The new musical, School of Rock, follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who poses as a...more

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