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    VISUAL ARTS

    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.

    Photography II: Advanced

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 7 - April 25, 2017

    This advanced course is designed to take you beyond photography basics and will increase your skills so you can take your images to the next level. You will learn advanced composition and lighting techniques. You will be encouraged to begin developing a personal style.

    Equipment needed:
    DSLR camera.

    Prerequisites:
    Understanding Your Canon/Nikon DSLR
    Photography I: Basic

    ...more


    Golden Artist Colors and Silver Brush with Jean Beasley

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    April 27, 2017

    This hands-on demo packs in a ton of valuable information about Golden acrylics, as well as the Williamsburg Oil and QoR watercolor. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, OPEN and...more

    Annual Juried Student Art and Design Show Sponsored by Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman

    at Swearingen Hall Art Gallery - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 4 - April 27, 2017

    Art students will submit their matted and display-ready art for juror selection. All students that have taken art courses in the art department within the last year are eligible to submit their...more

    Champion Latin and Ballroom Open House

    Presented by Champion Latin and Ballroom

    April 29, 2017

    Come enjoy an evening of Dance Exhibitions, Group Class, Visitors Dance and Instruction, Live Music by Lex and the Luthors, Meet the staff along with Proprietor and 2 time US Champion, Sterling...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

    Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps Exhibit

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

    March 1 - April 30, 2017

    Sweet Home: Alabama’s History in Maps is an exciting new exhibit from the Birmingham Public Library. The exhibit opens in the Fourth Floor Gallery of the Central Library on...more

    Magic City Art Connection

    Presented by Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections

    April 28 - April 30, 2017

    34th annual / April 28-30, 2017 / 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday / downtown Birmingham’s Linn Park / www.MagicCityArt.com / #MagicCityArt

    FIND ART! Make...more

    You Asked For This: A Live Art Exhibit

    Presented by Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    April 30, 2017

    Art meets experimental theatre using body paint and costume design to explore oppression and abuse.


    Spring Classes Registration

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    January 9 - May 1, 2017

    Sign-up for spring classes at Samford's Academy of the Arts, continuing the traditions of Samford After Sundown and Preparatory Music.  Enjoy classes in music, art, languages, creative...more

    Introduction to Creative Writing w/ Southern Theme

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford Academy of the Arts , Homewood

    March 6 - May 1, 2017

    Share your Southern experiences in fiction and nonfiction writing. This course is for beginner and intermediate writers.


    First Annual Spring Open House

    Presented by Earthborn Studios

    May 1, 2017

    Join Earthborn Monday, May 1st, for our very first Spring Open House, and our mid season Blue Light discount sale. Preview our new studio space and spring items, while enjoying Shindigs Food Truck...more

    Photography I: Basic

    Presented by Samford Academy of the Arts at Samford University, Birmingham

    March 21 - May 2, 2017

    This course is designed to help you make effective images using the capabilities of your DSLR camera. Topics include exposure, selecting the appropriate aperture and shutter speed, lens choices,...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    May 4, 2017

    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

    Alzheimer's of Central Alabama Garden Art Party

    Presented by Alzheimer's of Central Alabama at Iron City Bham, Birmingham

    May 6, 2017

    Over the past 22 years, ACA’s Garden Art Party has raised more than $2.3 million for local programs and services benefitting Alzheimer’s patients and their families.

    This year’s...more

    26th Annual Arty Party

    Presented by BAO (Birmingham AIDS Outreach) at B&A Warehouse, Birmingham

    May 7, 2017

    Arty Party is an annual art auction benefiting BAO. Local, regional, and national artists donate their art to BAO for this event. There are typically over 200 pieces of art with 15 of the...more

    Karla Shackleford Conway - Paintings in Acrylic

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

    May 7, 2017

    Karla Shackleford Conway is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in March.  The public is invited to the opening reception on May 7, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view her delightful...more

    Intro to 3D Printing

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    May 8, 2017

    Curious about 3D printing and all you can do with the technology? This class is the perfect introduction. Learn how the MakerBot works as well as the basics of finding and preparing models to...more

    Open House and Art Show

    Presented by Triumph Services at Triumph Services, Birmingham

    May 11, 2017

    Experience local art from John Lytle Wilson, Chris Meredith, Karl Keenan, and many more! Art available for purchase from local artists and Triumph participants. 

    FREE family...more

    Alabama Charcoal Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 14 - May 13, 2017

    Alabama Charcoal is Space One Eleven’s advanced studio art class, portfolio development, and career mentoring program for high school students who are serious about art. This rigorous...more

    Palette Knife Expressions with David Nichols

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    May 12 - May 13, 2017

    Learn how to create convincing landscape paintings with the freedom and expressiveness of palette knife techniques. David will help you see your subject and capture its essence in soft, alluring...more

    5th Annual Birmingham International Street Fair

    Presented by Birmingham Multicultural Association

    May 13, 2017

    Join us for the 5th Annual Birmingham International Street Fair.  Over 26 cultures represented through performance, cultural demonstrations, educational programs, artisans, and food vendors....more

    Opening Reception for the Sewn and Thrown Exhibit

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

    May 13, 2017

    Featuring quilts by master artists from Gee’s Bend and works by Miller’s Pottery of Brent and Ham Pottery of Selma, the Sewn and Thrown: Traditional Quilts and Folk Pottery from...more

    City Center Art After School Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 9 - May 15, 2017

    City Center Art Level 1 (CCA1) Grades 2 – 5, Beginner Studio, Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
    CCA1 is a beginner level art studio class for youth in grades 2 – 5. This class is for the...more

    3D Printing Open Lab

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    May 15, 2017

    See the 3D printers in action and get your printing questions answered. The open lab will also offer tips for best practices to achieve a successful print from your model. Registration is not...more

    A Fistful of Freakiness with Jubal John, Results of Adults and PJs 4 DJs

    Presented by Stephen Smith Fine Art at Stephen Smith Fine Art , Fairfield

    May 19, 2017

    A one night only event of freaky fun with music, art and more hosted by Stephen Smith Fine Art Gallery. Live music sets from Results of Adults and Jubal John and his band. Also a movie by PJs 4...more

    physical presence

    Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary at Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham

    May 4 - May 21, 2017

    Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present physical presence, an exhibition featuring paintings by Barbara Hirschowitz and ceramic sculpture by Rae...more

    Simply Circuits

    Presented by Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    May 22, 2017

    Learn about electricity and circuits as you experiment with conductive ink, Little Bits, and Snap Circuit kits. Call Bethany at 205-978-4679 to register. Class takes place in...more

    ARTfix!: Figure Drawing with Andy Jordan

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 5 - May 25, 2017

    Space One Eleven offers ongoing figure drawing classes led by artist, Andy Jordan, 2011 recipient of the Glenda Knight Keyes Prize for Outstanding Talent and Salutatorian of the 2013...more

    Illustrious

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

    May 19 - June 3, 2017

    May 19th through June 3rd
    “Illustrious” by Kathryn Cooper and Susan Shoemaker

    Opening receptions:

    ~ Friday May 19th, [5-8 pm] In sync with Third Friday in Forest park and...more

    What's Lost is Found

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

    November 4, 2016 - June 11, 2017

    In May 2015, The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits photographs made in the American South, invited Lauren Henkin to be an artist-in-residence for a month in Hale...more

    Encaustic Painting with Misty Bennett

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    June 17, 2017

    Learn about one of the world’s oldest forms of painting with University of Montevallo Professor of Art Misty Bennett. Encaustic paint is comprised of pigment suspended in hot wax. Brushes and...more

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    June 19, 2017

    Henna Tattoo Art

    Monday, June 19, at 6 p.m. in the Large Auditorium

    Learn the ancient art of henna tattoos. Teens will learn how to create henna...more

    Art in the Making - Art Classes for Adults Age 55 and Better

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    May 3 - June 22, 2017

    Registration closes April 19, 2017 CHARCOAL: Expressive Mark Making, A Painters Approach To Drawing
    Instructor: Gary Chapman
    Time: Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
    Dates: May 3 to...more

    Sewn and Thrown: Traditional Quilts and Folk Pottery from Alabama’s Black Belt Exhibit

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

    May 11 - June 25, 2017

    Featuring quilts by master artists from Gee’s Bend and works by Miller’s Pottery of Brent and Ham Pottery of Selma, the Sewn and Thrown: Traditional Quilts and Folk Pottery from...more

    I'm an Alabama Artist, Too! 2 week Summer Art Camp

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    June 19 - June 30, 2017

    Summer Art Camps are a perfect way for young artists to learn a new art form or improve upon their art skills! These camps give young artists ample time to dive into their projects, make friends,...more

    Bath Bombs

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 16 - July 6, 2017

    Love bath bombs? Learn how to make them yourself! Local artist, September Reed, will show you how easy it is to make your very own bath bombs at home with different colors and scents. Online...more

    Palette Knife Painting with Ahmad Austin

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    July 15, 2017

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

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

    Presented by Red Mountain Entertainment at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    July 15 - July 16, 2017

    Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event that takes place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.

    Sloss Fest is 40 bands on 4...more

    Watercolor Landscapes with Wayne Spradley

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    July 22, 2017

    Alabama native Wayne Spradley is recognized worldwide for his exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric watercolors. He has won over 300 major awards throughout his 45-year career. Wayne’s...more

    Landscape Essentials with Marc Hanson

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Birmingham

    September 14 - September 16, 2017

    This is a 3-day outdoor oil painting workshop for intermediate to advanced painters. We will paint in the field, incorporating instruction and practice, to help you move forward in your approach...more

    Yard Art

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 7 - December 24, 2017

    “Yard Art”

    Functional art for the garden by various artists

    Opening receptions:
    Friday April 7th, 5-8 pm: refreshments served
    Saturday April 8th, 10:30 am-6 pm:...more

    Third Space - Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art

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

    January 28, 2017 - June 6, 2019

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present Third Space, the first large exhibition of contemporary art from the Museum’s own collection. Third Space highlights more than 100 works of art...more

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