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    Ko lab²

    Presented by Monsta Creative

    May 30, 2015

    The Monsta Creative Brand is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works by artists Blake Showers and Norris Webb. The “Ko lab² Art Show” will run a one day only showing on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. At Second Row Studio 212 24th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203.

    Ko lab² is the first show organized by ...more


    Enduring Legacy - The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibition

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

    February 12 - May 30, 2015

    Enduring Legacy - The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit features paintings and drawings by artist, Chris Hopkins. The collection is a visual narrative that records and pays tribute to the African-American...more

    SMART ART: Youth Cultural Arts Festival

    Presented by City of Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services at Boutwell Municipal Auditorium , Birmingham

    May 30, 2015

    Experience an Explosion of Creativity + Fun at 2nd Annual SMART ART FESTIVAL

    Due to cooling issues with the Boutwell Auditorium, the 2nd Annual SMART ART Festival has...more

    The Sacred and the Mundane: Opening of Art Exhibit from Craig Legg

    May 1 - May 31, 2015

    "The Sacred and the Mundane: Transforming the Worldly Discarded into Art of the Supernatural" An art exhibit of Found-Object Collage and Assemblage, inspired in spirit by Hopi Indian...more

    You and I

    Presented by Peer Society at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

    May 31, 2015

    Join us for live artist demonstrations, snacks, and a panel discussion that will address the topic of bullying. Open to all,...more

    Painting Vibrant Portraits

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    June 6, 2015

    Entertaining and informative workshop on creating bright, colorful Portraits. Her simple instruction includes sketching tips, loose application of paint, unique color schemes, blending, proportion...more

    Tangles Inspired by the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6, 2015

    In this weekend workshop we will learn to use Tombow brush markers with water to create watercolor a large watercolor drawing of Zentangle® patterns that are inspired by the gardens. On...more

    The Way of the Dodo

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

    May 10 - June 6, 2015

    “The Way of the Dodo” by Michelle Reynolds and Shawna Ross.

    Opening receptions: 

    Friday May 15th, [5:00 - 9:00 pm] In sync with Third Friday in Forest...more

    Alabama Plein Air Artists

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    April 22 - June 8, 2015

    Plein air is a French term that translates to 'open air', and means painting or drawing outside, in the open air. 

    The subject matter is created on site, from life,...more

    Dr. Magical Balloons

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 9, 2015

    You will be amazed at the balloon creations and storytelling of Dr. Magical Balloons!


    Tom Foolery

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 11, 2015

    Unicycling, juggling, and comedy = fun for the whole family!


    Didges Christ SuperDrum live at The Nick

    Presented by The Nick at The Nick, Birmingham

    June 11, 2015

    Tribal drumming and didgeridoo, electronic trance freakshow...for the ancestors to dance to... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kCeFzDDBR4


    Painting with Pigment Sticks with Misty Bennett

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    June 13, 2015

    R&F Pigment Sticks are oil paint with just enough wax added to maintain a stick form. They allow the artist to draw in oil colors with freedom and directness. With University of Montevallo art...more

    Up Close & Personal: Macrophotography

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 13, 2015

    This course will focus on all aspects of capturing, processing and displaying macro-photographic (extreme close-up) images using the plants, features and environment of Birmingham Botanical...more

    Painting: Alla Prima Painting with Terry Strickland

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

    June 13, 2015

    About the Workshop:

    Alla Prima, quick sketch paintings done in a single session, is an art form unto itself.

    ...more

    Summer Art Camp: 2nd - 6th grade

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

    June 15 - June 19, 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

    QuiltFest 2015

    Presented by Birmingham Quilters Guild at Oak Mountain Middle School, Birmingham

    June 19 - June 20, 2015

    QuiltFest 2015 is a biannual, judged quilt show hosted by the Birmingham Quilters Guild.  Over 300 member quilts will be displayed, including bed quilts, wall hangings, miniquilts, apparel,...more

    Water Features of the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    June 20, 2015

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a target destination for photographers throughout the southeast, and offers many beautiful and interesting sights for them to capture with their...more

    C.A.M.P. Camp

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

    June 19 - June 21, 2015

    This is summer camp for grown-ups! There will be no classes to attend, but we highly encourage you to bring your instrument or art project. There will be lots of unscheduled time for people to jam...more

    Skin & Bones Circus

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 25, 2015

    Our favorite clowns are bringing their pig and dog back to the library for more circus shenanigans.  Fun for all ages!


    The Amazing Art of Local Curiosities Exhibit

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

    May 7 - June 26, 2015

    A maze-like betta fish drawing produced with a single continuous line that never crosses itself. An illustration of a homeless man, fashioned with an elephant-god head. An abstract painting of...more

    Summer Art Camp: 2nd - 6th grade

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

    June 22 - June 26, 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

    Watercolor Painting Classes with Pat Hall

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

    January 6 - June 27, 2015

    -Great class for first time painters! Teachers goes step by step through the process!
    -Portrait Painting Focus on skin tones and facial features
    -No drawing necessary - tracings and...more

    Jungle Book - Missoula Children's theater Summer Camp

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

    June 22 - June 27, 2015

    Ever been abandoned in the jungle, adopted by wolves, taught by a bear, befriended by a panther and chased by a tiger? In the Missoula Children’s Theatre musical adaptation of THE JUNGLE...more

    Jacquard Mixed Media with Celia Buchanan

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    June 27, 2015

    Using the broad range of Jacquard Products available in the store this workshop explores the diverse and fascinating world of Surface Design and Fine Art Surface patterning techniques. This is an...more

    Nature's Lines:Drawings in Silver and Gold. Jeannine Cook, artist

    Presented by The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens at The Library at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 1 - June 30, 2015

    Drawings done with silver and gold, lustrous and elegant, are called metalpoint drawings. This unusual and little-known medium, which dates from medieval times, is being highlighted in the United...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    July 2, 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

    Summer Art Camp: 2nd - 6th grade

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

    July 6 - July 10, 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

    Palette Knife Painting with Ahmad Austin

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    July 11, 2015

    Ahmad Austin will share 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 layers....more

    Seasonal Series

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 11, 2015

    This course will introduce the participant to techniques, tools and skills necessary to capture visually stunning and interesting images through the creation of a seasonal series of...more

    Summer Art Camp: 2nd - 6th grade

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

    July 13 - July 17, 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

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

    at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    July 18 - July 19, 2015

    The Inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event taking place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark on Saturday July 18 and Sunday July 19th of 2015. An...more

    Miss Kit's Bubble School

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    July 23, 2015

    Learn about bubbles and witness some SUPER bubble skills!


    Celtic Week

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

    July 21 - July 24, 2015

    Our first ever Celtic Week will offer a wide variety of classes with topics related to Ireland. Choose from fair isle knitting, Irish dancing, and music classes in fiddle, guitar and...more

    Summer Art Camp: 5k - 1st grade

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

    July 20 - July 24, 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

    Water Features of the Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    July 25, 2015

    Birmingham Botanical Gardens is a target destination for photographers throughout the southeast, and offers many beautiful and interesting sights for them to capture with their...more

    Skyscapes in Oil with Barbara Davis

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    July 25, 2015

    Join artist Barbara Davis for a one-day workshop which will offer instruction on painting luminous skyscapes with a limited oil palette. Refine your landscape painting by improving your...more

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

    Presented by Children's Dance Foundation at Children's 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 Art Camp 2015

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    June 8 - July 31, 2015

    Welcome rising 2nd - 8th graders! A variety of one week and two weeklong camps will be held in Space One Eleven's (SOE) working artist studio in downtown Birmingham. Children will explore,...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

    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

    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

    Presented by MCCalla Walla Festival 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

    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,...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


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