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    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    August 6, 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, food and fun!

    Art Crawl is a great way to meet local artists and performers, buy and appreciate their work, and be part of the rapidly growing art scene in Birmingham. You also get a chance to shop after-hours in ...more


    Dance for the Camera Camp for 6th-12th graders

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at The Dance Foundation, Birmingham

    July 27 - July 31, 2015

    Entering 6th-12th Graders
    Be immersed in the making of a dance for the camera, or in other words – a dance film. Learn how to write a story board and perform in the movie that you help...more

    Summer Camp

    Presented by Creative Mindz Dance Studio

    June 1 - July 31, 2015

    Summer Camp for ages 6yrs to 16yrs

    7:00 am - 6:00 pm      Monday - FridayCamp For The Young Dance Enthusiast

    Students will participate in classes in...more

    Victorian Inspired Ornaments

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 31, 2015

    We will create several Victorian cones, known as Tussie Mussies!  This fun items can be used as ornaments, decorations, or to hold fun surprises!  Always a popular class.  If time...more

    Summer Art Camp: 5k - 1st grade

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

    July 27 - July 31, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art offers a one-of-a-kind camp where children experience amazing art first hand. This year, Summer Art Camp will focus on art that tells stories. Campers will explore the...more

    Portfolio Development - Summer Course for Teens

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    July 27 - July 31, 2015

    Portfolio Development – Summer Course for Teens
    July 27 - 31, 2015
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Are you a serious high school art student who plans to major in art or design in...more

    Annual Student and Teaching Artist Exhibition

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    July 31, 2015

    Space One Eleven's (SOE) Annual Student/Teaching Artists Exhibition will showcase the works of young artists who attended SOE's 2015 summer art camps. Rising second through eighth graders worked...more

    Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming

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

    February 27 - August 1, 2015

    Between Fantasy and Reality takes a focused approach in exploring the early period of Alabama artist Frank Fleming. Fleming has been working as an artist in Alabama for over forty...more

    McCalla Walla Music, Art & Rescue

    at Tannehill State Park, McCalla

    August 1, 2015

    McCalla Walla is a grass-roots festival, the brainchild of McCalla residents looking to gather talented local and regional artists of all genres together for a day of food, fun,...more

    Landscapes in Watercolor with Michael Davis

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    August 1, 2015

    LANDSCAPES IN WATERCOLOR WITH MICHAEL DAVIS

    The Southern landscape has always been a source of inspiration for Michael, and he favors watercolor for the detail that it allows him to...more

    Art Show Opening for Catherine Beaton

    Presented by ROJO at ROJO, Birmingham

    August 6, 2015

    Art Show opening for Catherine Beaton 6:00 - 10:00 PM in the side room.


    Mud Dabblers

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham

    August 7, 2015

    Red Dot Gallery is hosting its very first student exhibition for Scott Bennett’s clay students. Entitled “Mud Dabblers,” the show will begin with an opening reception on Friday, August 7,...more

    Fantabulous Summer Art Sale

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    July 17 - August 8, 2015

    From 10% up to 50% on art!

    Sale starts with a reception on Friday July 17th in coordination with Third Friday, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 

    Guest bartenders: Sidewalk Film...more

    MENDING AND COLLECTING: MEMORY BOOK ARTS WITH UAB ART PROFESSOR DOUG BAULOS

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    August 8, 2015

    This book project can serve as a planner, recording device, carrier of memories, journal, and muse.

    Using heavy paper book blocks (provided by instructor) we will fabricate a...more

    The Junction Collective-Talent Showcase

    Presented by Andrea Lucas Studios at Andrea Lucas Studios, Irondale

    August 8, 2015

    Talent Extravaganza Featuring: Poets, Comedians, StorySmiths, Instrumentalist, Musicians. Open Mic. Totally ClassyCool!! Beer/Wine per Donation.


    Willie Cole: Transformations

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

    June 5 - August 8, 2015

    Willie Cole, among the most noted American artists of his generation, is recognized for his potent and poetic sculptures, compositions, and installations. Transforming everyday objects such as...more

    The Freedom Exhibition: Two Countries/One Struggle

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

    June 5 - August 8, 2015

    The Comparative Civil Rights Photography of Spider Martin and Peter Magubane
    American Segregation and South African Apartheid
    50th Year Commemoration of the 1965 Voting Rights Act...more

    Inherited Scars: A Meditation on the Southern Gothic

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

    April 2 - August 9, 2015

    Throughout the spring 2015 semester, University of Alabama at Birmingham students from Photography in the South course have studied photographs made in and about the South. The curriculum...more

    The Official Dedication of Artchovia Mini Art Park

    Presented by The Magic City Of Art Campaign

    August 15, 2015

    You are cordially invited to tour the exhibition of some completed and developing bodies of artworks that will be officially dedicated as Birmingham's Official Mini Art Park (a.k.a. The First De...more

    1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest Kick-off & Zine Reading

    Presented by Continental Bakery Downtown at Continental Bakery Downtown, Birmingham

    August 21, 2015

    "The 1st Annual Birmingham Zine Fest kicks off at Continental Bakery Downtown with a night of reading and performances from zine makers, poets, performers and more from Alabama, Tennessee and...more

    Monday Makerspace: Illustrated Birmingham

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    August 24, 2015

    Join local artist, Melissa Shultz-Jones, as we learn some basics about the art of illustration.

     


    Grady Sue Saxon Exhibit

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

    August 2 - August 28, 2015

    The Leeds Arts Council, Inc. will honor artist Grady Sue Saxon with an opening reception on Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artist and view...more

    Encaustic And Fibers: Mixed Media & Surface Design With Celia Buchanan

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    August 29, 2015

    Learn how to create encaustic finishes incorporating fibers and surface design techniques using Jacquard dyes and Encaustikos wax mediums and paints. Make beautiful and interesting finishes that...more

    Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival

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

    August 29, 2015


    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...more

    Burningham Birmingham 9 & Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    Presented by Burningham Birmingham

    August 29 - August 30, 2015

    Burningham Birmingham is a family friendly burning man style event. All ages, abilities, and gender identities welcome. Our 9th annual celebration of Art, Music, and Dance welcomes the...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    September 3, 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

    Layers of Meaning: Paintings by Matthew Mayes Exhibit

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

    July 9 - September 4, 2015

    To Create. To Desire. To Grow. To Nurture. To Dream. To Inspire. These words are not a slogan; they are the titles of paintings . . . paintings that fluidly progress in color, brushstroke by...more

    Acrylic Painting With Ron Lewis

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    September 5, 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

    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....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

    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.


    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

    Magic City Steel

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    August 21 - September 19, 2015

    “Magic City Steel” by Rodney Lawley and Reuben Halpern

    Opening receptions:
    ~ Friday August 21st, 5:00 - 9:00 pm. 
    In coordination with Third Friday
    Guest...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

    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

    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

    “The Roma – Photographs by Karen Graffeo”

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

    July 16 - September 27, 2015

    Photographer Karen Graffeo has garnered unprecedented access into the everyday lives of the Roma people in Eastern Europe. Through her images, she seeks to give insight and understanding to an...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Traditional Arts & Crafts

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

    November 5 - November 8, 2015

    This workshop is timed perfectly at the beginning of the holiday season! Come to the folk school and make handmade Christmas gifts for your family and friends. Your loved ones will be delighted to...more

    The Right to Decide

    Presented by Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) and UAB Department of Art & Art History at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), Birmingham

    August 6 - November 14, 2015

    The Right to Decide
    International Poster Invitational

    Organized by the group Posters Without Borders
    (Eric Boelts, Antonio Castro H., & Erin Wright).
     
    62...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    December 3, 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, food and...more

    David Puxley: Wedgwood’s First Studio Potter

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

    April 18 - December 6, 2015

    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

    Yard Art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 3 - December 24, 2015

    Functional art for the garden by various artists

    This show is taking place in Naked Art’s outdoor space.

    Participating artists:
    Clint Coopersmith
    Andrew...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    January 7, 2016

    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

    “American Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the United States”

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

    September 28, 2015 - January 10, 2016

    American Boricua is the first modern visual history of Puerto Rican life in all 50 states of the U.S. Wanda is traveling throughout the country to interview and photograph Boricuas who live, work,...more

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