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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.

    Vulcan Keepsakes

    Presented by Vulcan Park and Museum at Vulcan Park and Museum

    December 1, 2013 - September 7, 2014

    Vulcan Keepsakes: Iron Man Memorabilia from the Birmingham Community Since his display at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Vulcan has inspired an untold numbers of souvenirs. There have been Vulcan watch fobs, statuettes, paperweights, postcards and posters. Some items are inexplicable; recently a Midwesterner contacted Vulcan Park and Museum about a zinc donkey figurine whose saddle is imprinted with the ...more


    Burningham Redux 8: Fire Ant Film Fest (FAFF)

    August 30, 2014

    If you attend 1 festival this year make it AUDEMUS. Or burn with us at the PIONEER campground in Oak Mtn State Park. We burn the man at nightfall Saturday Aug 30. 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm.


    Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 2 - August 30, 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!

    In August, we will head to the...more

    Art and Meditation

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    July 26 - August 30, 2014

    Six Saturdays, July 26-August 30
    No drop-ins
    Registration is required; space is limited

    Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, awareness, and compassion, while...more

    Animation

    Presented by McWane Science Center at McWane Science Center

    May 24 - August 31, 2014

    ANIMATION featuring CARTOON NETWORK

    Explore how art, math, science and technology come together in the exciting world of Animation featuring Cartoon Network. Experiment with animation from...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Three for Five

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 31, 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

    William Thomas Exhibition

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    July 1 - August 31, 2014

    The Library Art Gallery at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, in the area of the Garden Center leading into the Library, will be the location for...more

    ArtBreak: Spotlight on the Collection: It’s the Real Thing

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 2, 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

    An Artfelt Event

    Presented by P.E.W.S. - Purely Elegant Wedding Statements

    September 3, 2014

    We are excited to invite you to this year’s pew decorating competition, An Artfelt Event, where we will see where “Local Art can take Local Weddings”! This year we are thrilled...more

    Art and Conversation

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 4, 2014

    Gonna Build a Mountain: The Making of Birmingham's American Collection

    Have you ever wondered how museums build and refine their permanent collections?...more

    First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 4, 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...more

    Photographing Your Art With Hank Siegel

    Presented by Shelby County Arts Council

    September 6, 2014

    You've created beautiful works of art, now you want to sell them, get them into a gallery, enter into an art show - But you need pictures of your work for an entry CD or to display on a web...more

    Southern Samurai

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 6, 2014

    Samurai, armor, swords, and more! Join Bart and our samurai armor to celebrate the exhibition, Lethal Beauty. Taste tea, make art, and celebrate samurai and Japanese culture.


    Opening of DECADE, Red Dot Gallery's 10th Anniversary Exhibition

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery

    September 6, 2014

    Homewood’s Red Dot Gallery Marks 10 Years with a Student-Teacher Exhibition and Open House

    Red Dot Gallery, the art and teaching studio in...more

    Save Our African American Treasures

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    September 6, 2014

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and BCRI will present 'Save Our African American Treasures on Saturday, September 6 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at BCRI. This...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Enthroned Madonna and Christ Child with Angels and Saints

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 7, 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

    Public Tour: Lethal Beauty

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 3 - September 7, 2014

    Discover the artistry of samurai arms and armor through a guided tour of Lethal Beauty.


    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Candye Lundy

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

    August 5 - September 9, 2014

    Make a unique hand-built vessel your very first class! Work with clay and learn the techniquesof  hand building. Develop and improve skills and become more accomplished in the art...more

    Pottery: Build, Throw, Fire! Tuesday evening Wheel-class with Nita Terrell

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

    August 5 - September 9, 2014

    Build, Throw, Fire! It’s not the Hunger Games… It’s Pottery! Six-Week Pottery Class – on Tuesday evenings with Nita Terrell. Learn pottery techniques through...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Tuesday Evening Adult Throwing Class

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

    August 5 - September 9, 2014

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building

    • Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel...more

    ArtBreak: The Art of Japanese Sumi-e in Action

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 9, 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

    CLICK! Basic Digital PHOTOGRAPHY for adults

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

    August 21 - September 11, 2014

    Use your camera to express yourself and record special moments in your life! Learn about those confusing buttons, camera functions and more! Bring your digital camera. Personal...more

    Into the Night Art Exhibit

    Presented by The Edge of Chaos at The Edge of Chaos

    June 30 - September 11, 2014

    "Into the Night," a series of ten oil paintings by Gadsden artist, Anna Mullin, demonstrates human visual perception from dusk until the darkest hours of night. Descriptions accompany...more

    The Detroit Institute of Arts – Past, Present, and Future

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 12, 2014

    Founded in 1885, the Detroit Institute of Arts is one of the most renowned art museums in the country. DIA’s Executive Director of Collection Strategies and Information Salvador Salort-Pons,...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between the Earthly and Spiritual Realms

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 13, 2014

    In this program for adults, held the second Saturday of each month, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Seven Virtues and Seven Liberal Arts

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 14, 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

    Painting 'En Plein Air' with Craig Reynolds

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center

    September 12 - September 14, 2014

    Craig Reynolds' paintings have been shown in galleries and festivals around the Southeast since 1984. He opened his Gadsden studio and gallery in 2004 and began teaching soon after. His plein...more

    ArtBreak: A Dream of Italy

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 16, 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

    UAB Friend Lecture Series presents Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi

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

    September 18, 2014

    Artist, art historian, and curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Ph.D., has been selected for the 2014 Edward M. and Hermione C. Friend Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham....more

    Bart’s Books: Jingle Dancer

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 20, 2014

    Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

    This month, Bart has selected...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

    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

    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

    Yesterday: An Exhibition of Pictorial Quilts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 18 - September 28, 2014

    The exhibition features 15 narrative quilts and will be displayed from July 18 - September 28, 2014 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery.

    An African-American folk artist with an international...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

    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...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

    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

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