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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.

    Hit a Home Run with the Negro Southern League Museum

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Smithfield Branch Library (BPL), Birmingham

    July 5, 2016

    The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) and the Birmingham Public Library are excited to share the newest museum to be added to the Birmingham Community. Toby Richards, curator for the NSLM, will be sharing artifacts from the rare and priceless collection of Dr. Layton Revel, beyond the walls of the museum into the community for a hands-on experience for youth, teens, and adults to enjoy. Join us for a look ...more


    Palette Knife Painting with Ahmad Austin

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    July 16, 2016

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

    Lit House 4: The Duplex

    Presented by DoReMe Media Group at Workplay, Birmingham

    July 15 - July 16, 2016

    Over the past year Lit House has emerged as the premiere event for discovering indie art and music.  By fusing together visual art and music, Lit House creates an atmosphere that highlights...more

    Summer Camp: Artists of Alabama (ages 5-8)

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

    July 18 - July 22, 2016

    Shelby County Arts Council Summer Fine Arts Camp! PAINTING POTTERY and MUSIC! This year we are focusing our camp on Artists of Alabama! Artists include:  Thornton Dial, Nall, James Dean...more

    Color & Chill at Game Nite

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 27 - July 22, 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

    Visual Art Summer Camps and Courses 2016!

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    June 6 - July 22, 2016

    Space One Eleven (SOE) is offering exciting art camps for rising 2nd through 12th graders. Join professional artists in our studios to draw, paint, and create with clay and fabric arts!...more

    Art Journal Summer Camp for Teens

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 18 - July 22, 2016

    Art Journaling is a great way to express yourself!  Learn an array of different techniques to create an art journal during this one-week summer camp. You can use these techniques to...more

    Local Color by Charles Buchanan

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    June 17 - July 23, 2016

    June 17th through July 23

    Local Color” by Charles Buchanan

    Opening receptions:

    Friday...more

    Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

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

    July 23, 2016

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

    Bubble School

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 26, 2016

    Pop goes the bubble!  Join Miss Kit as we learn about how to make some of the coolest bubbles in town.


    Carolynn Thomas Jones: A Time for Art

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

    July 3 - July 28, 2016

    Carolynn Thomas Jones is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in July.  The public is invited to the opening reception on July 3, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view her beautiful...more

    B-Side Gallery Exhibit

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

    June 24 - July 29, 2016

    The subject matter in this B Side exhibit will be composed of artists' visual music-themed interpretations, covering all genres from country to rock and jazz. Tony Brock, B Side Art Show...more

    Art Camp for Adults

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 25 - July 29, 2016

    Why should just the kiddos have all the summer camp fun?!?  Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun, relaxing, and anyone can use...more

    Holbein Acrylic Demo With April Levi

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    July 30, 2016

    Join April Levi for this fun hands-on demo. You will begin by using Holbein Acrylic Colors to create a beautiful cloud study. Holbein Heavy Body Acrylic has a texture similar to extra fine oils, a...more

    Maurice Cook

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    June 1 - July 31, 2016

    A collection of his work will be on display at the Eddie and Kay Aldridge Arts and Historical Collections Museum during June and July. Come and see how this incredible artist...more

    Jennys to Jets: Birmingham's Military Aviation History

    Presented by Southern Museum of Flight at Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham

    April 19 - August 1, 2016

    The Jennys to Jets: Birmingham's Military Aviation History Exhibition features art and artifacts that create a visual narrative paying tribute to 100 years of worldwide aviation service by the men...more

    Magiccityreggaefestiival.com

    Presented by SLS Exprrres and Birmingham City Council

    August 5 - August 6, 2016

    A two day event kick of Fri 6:00 pm -11:00 pm on short 20st n in front of the City Hall, standing walking traffic ,vendor space is available ,Social service tables ,and art and craft vendors to...more

    lobby projects: Bethany Collins

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

    April 16 - August 7, 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...more

    Portraits in Acrylic with Chantel Barber

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    August 12 - August 13, 2016

    This comprehensive two day workshop is designed to share tips and techniques learned from over twenty-five years of working in the acrylic medium. Chantel’s gentle teaching style will enrich the...more

    Julia Elsas. Hey Friend!

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    June 17 - August 14, 2016

    Julia Elsas was born in Birmingham and works in Brooklyn. She is a mixed media artist who incorporates printmaking and papermaking into her art. She graduated from Carleton College and earned her...more

    Art on the Rocks

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

    June 17 - August 19, 2016

    Art on the Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for an exciting 12th season! The Birmingham Museum of Art’s highly anticipated summer series brings all the best of Birmingham’s...more

    Electra: The Divinity of Light 1926-2016

    May 19 - August 19, 2016

    Electra is the 23-foot-tall, golden statue atop the eastern end of the tiled roof of the Alabama Power Building at 600 18th Street North. Originally entitled "Divinity of Light," the statue was...more

    "Yaacov Agam: Metamorphic" Exhibition

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

    June 3 - August 20, 2016

    Yaacov Agam: Metamorphic

    June 3 - August 20, 2016
    Opening Reception Friday, June 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is pleased to present...more

    "María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Picturing/Performing the Self" Exhibition

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

    June 3 - August 20, 2016

    June 3 - August 20, 2016
    Opening Reception, Friday, June 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    María Magdalena Campos-Pons explores the complexity of her heterogeneous Cuban identity in works...more

    Good Fellas-Jazz Duo

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

    August 20, 2016

    "Goodfellas" is a Birmingham based Jazz duo featuring the talents of Jeff Lopez on sax and Ken Tally, Sr. on Keys. "The Goods" are known for bringing their spin on classic rock n' roll music to...more

    "American Sublime: Selections from the Jack and Susan Warner Collection of American Art" Exhibition

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

    June 3 - August 20, 2016

    American Sublime: Selections from the Jack and Susan Warner Collection of American Art
    June 3 – August 20, 2016
    Opening Reception, Friday, June 3 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm...more

    Cirque du Soleil Presents: “TORUK – The First Flight”

    Presented by Cirque du Soleil at Legacy Arena at the BJCC, Birmingham

    August 19 - August 21, 2016

    When a natural catastrophe threatens to destroy the sacred Tree of Souls, Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya boys on the brink of adulthood, fearlessly decide to take matters into their own hands…So...more

    Fantabulous Summer Art Sale

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    July 15 - August 27, 2016

    July 15th through August 27th

    Fantabulous Summer Art Sale

    Up to to 50% on art!

    Sale starts with a reception on Friday July 15th in coordination with Third Friday in...more

    18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival

    Presented by Sidewalk Film Festival at Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham

    August 26 - August 28, 2016

    The 18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival will take place August 26-28, 2016 in downtown Birmingham's historic theatre district. 

    Sidewalk Film Festival has been named one of...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

    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 significant Birmingham artist who primarily works in photgraphy and printmaking  and who specializes  in photo intaglio and engraving with...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

    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

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