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    Burningham10 ArtMusicDance Fest

    Presented by Burningham Birmingham at Oak Mountain State Park , Pelham

    September 24, 2016

    Our 10th anniversary DIY arts festival with Fire Dancers at sundown! plus henna, drums, improv, and art. All ages FREE with park admission. Noon until 10:00 pm rain or shine. at REDBUD by BMX Track OAK MOUNTAIN STATE PARK. Featuring the return of the tiny, mighty Fire Ant Film Festival (FAFF).

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    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

    Fiesta Birmingham

    Presented by FIESTA HISPANIC CULTURE at Linn Park, Birmingham

    October 1, 2016

    The 14th Annual Fiesta, Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, will be held at Linn Park in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, October 1, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m....more

    Bluff Park Art Show

    Presented by Bluff Park Art Association at Bluff Park Community Center, Hoover

    October 1, 2016

    The Bluff Park Art Show started as a way to raise money to expand the Bluff Park Elementary library and has grown into a nationally recognized and acclaimed art show.  The show draws many...more

    Art Was The Case: A Collaborative Creative Experience

    Presented by TOSHI LIVING at Workplay, Birmingham

    September 30 - October 1, 2016

    ART WAS THE CASE is a collaborative creative experience showcasing sounds and visuals influenced by Mr. Zone 6, Gucci LaFlare, Gucci Tarantino, Gucci Sosa, Gucci Montana, Gucci 2x (please say it 2...more

    Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    October 2, 2016

    This will be a great time to bring the family and enjoy a day discovering the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. See Native American life take shape...more

    TOSHI LVNG Presents: 40 Oz Bounce Birmingham

    Presented by TOSHI LIVING at Merienda Lounge, Birmingham

    October 1 - October 2, 2016

    Hosted by 40 Oz Van & Friends

    When: Saturday, October 1st 

    Time: 9:00 PM -...more

    Eat Drink Read Write – Children’s Adventurous Food Art Reception

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

    October 3, 2016

    Delve into the minds of local children’s interpretations of adventurous food through this juried exhibit of artwork located in the First Floor Gallery at the Central Library. The Junior League...more

    Art: Bring Out The Creative Artist In You

    Presented by OLLI of Greater Birmingham at Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, Vestavia Hills

    October 6, 2016

    OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents ART: How To Bring Out The Creative Artist In You with Joan Curtin, professional artist.  Watch as magic starts with a blank canvas; using acrylic paint and...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    October 6, 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, food and...more

    Tannehill Woodcarvers Show

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    October 8 - October 9, 2016

    The Tannehill Woodcarvers Club sponsors a woodcarving show and sale each October in the park at the Cane Creek Schoolhouse. The show is culminated with a drawing for a Christmas Tree decorated...more

    September Exhibition

    Presented by Ground Floor Contemporary

    September 22 - October 9, 2016

    Ground Floor Contemporary opens its Fall Exhibition on September 22nd from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

    Artists exhibiting: 

    Martha Jean Shaw, Catherine Cabaniss, Anita...more

    Pioneer Con 2016

    Presented by Jefferson State Community College at Jefferson State Community College - Shelby / Hoover Campus, Birmingham

    October 14, 2016

    From 9:00 AM til 9:00 PM on Friday, October 14, the Jeff State Shelby Campus will host its first Pioneer Con!

    Confirmed events include:

    Keynote Speaker: Lou Anders, author of...more

    2016 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

    Presented by Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences at The Edge of Chaos, Birmingham

    July 20 - October 15, 2016

    The Helen Keller Art Show is on display through October 15 in The Edge of Chaos, fourth floor of Lister Hill Library.

    The Helen Keller Art Show was established in 1983 as a cooperative...more

    Art Materials Expo

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 14 - October 15, 2016

    Two days of free demos! Come learn something new. Free and open to the public!


    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 long-time Birmingham artist who primarily works in photgraphy and printmaking  and who specializes  in photo intaglio and engraving with monoprint....more

    Old Time Music & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    October 13 - October 16, 2016

    During this workshop quilters, basket makers and painters pursue their arts in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere while others fully immerse themselves in old-time music, their days and nights...more

    Gamblin Artist's Colors and Mediums

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    October 16, 2016

    Join artist and Gamblin representative Nancy Spielman for this hands-on workshop exploring Gamblin Oil Paints & Mediums. Learn the difference between Gamblin Fluid Mediums, Gel Mediums and...more

    8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

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

    September 30 - October 21, 2016

    The Shelby County Arts Council will host the 8th Annual Adult Juried Art Gallery Exhibit from September 30, 2016 through October 21, 2016.  Artist will be competing for cash awards for...more

    You Can't Take It With You

    Presented by Theatre UAB at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    October 19 - October 23, 2016

    "You Can't Take it With You", a time-honored classic of American farce written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. In this Pultizer Price-winning comedy, a wacky family finds their routine...more

    Birmingham Punk Rock Flea Market

    Presented by Birmingham Punk Rock Flea Market and Saturn Birmingham at Saturn Birmingham, Birmingham

    October 22 - October 23, 2016

    ***HALLOWEEN EDITION!****
    Two DAYS! 8 BANDS OVER 50 Vendors!
    ALL AGES!

    Over 25 different vendors each day! VINTAGE, MUSIC, ART, ZINES, RECORDS!

    DAY ONE...more

    Watercolor & Painting Workshop

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    October 23 - October 28, 2016

    During this workshop students will pursue realistic watercolor painting, acrylic, and mixed media collage in a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere. Classes include...

    Experiments In...more

    Together Again: University of Montevallo Art Faculty and Alumni Show Exhibit

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

    September 12 - October 28, 2016

    The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has begun hosting a free public exhibit of recent work by University of Montevallo (UM) Department of Art faculty and its graduates. The exhibit, Together...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

    Velo Velo Velo, an art show inspired by man’s greatest invention

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    September 24 - October 29, 2016

    Sept 24 – Oct 29
    “Velo Velo Velo” an art show inspired by man’s greatest invention.
    Opening reception Saturday, September 24th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in sync with...more

    Calavera Prelude - An Art Celebration of Bare Hands' 14th Day of the Dead Festival in Birmingham

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    October 7 - October 29, 2016

    Friday Oct 7 through Oct 29
    An art celebration of Bare Hands 14th Day of the Dead Festival!

    Opening Receptions:
    ~ Friday October 7th, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, with the...more

    25th Annual Halloween Fairyland

    Presented by Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    October 29, 2016

    The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the Halloween event...more

    Embrace: the Cyclops, the RE: percussion(ist), the Revolutionist.

    Presented by East Lake Arts District

    October 7 - October 29, 2016

    Embrace: the Cyclops, the RE: percussion(ist), the Revolutionist.  

    Featuring multi-media, surrealist/outsider/street art by Lee Alan Possum Doss, Hunter Bell, and Ukuu Mubako...more

    Art Exhibit, Unitarian Universalist Church of Biringham

    Presented by Unitarian Univeralist Church of Birmingham at Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, Birmingham

    August 23 - October 31, 2016

    Art Exhibit - Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham by artists, Steve and Sally Smith.

    "Capturing the moment" best describes Sally's photographs of nature that reflect her "gratitude...more

    Club Create

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    November 2, 2016

    Come together to create something new! Each month we'll tackle a different craft project with instruction and materials provided. All adults are welcome, but registration is required to reserve...more

    Dia de los Muertos Festival

    Presented by Bare Hands Inc. and Cahaba Brewing Company at Cahaba Brewing Company, Birmingham

    November 2, 2016

    This November 2nd falls on a Wednesday! It is sure to be an energetic Day of the Dead Festival (Dia de los Muertos numero catorce). This year is our fourteenth celebration! This year it will take...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    November 3, 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

    Robin McDonald Exhibit

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

    October 2 - November 3, 2016

    Robin McDonald is the Leeds Arts Council’s featured artist in October.  The public is invited to the opening reception on October 2, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view his delightful photographs...more

    Traditional Arts & Crafts

    Presented by Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell

    November 3 - November 6, 2016

    This workshop is perfectly timed at the beginning of the holiday season! Come to the Alabama Folk School to make handmade holiday gifts for your family and...more

    Doctor Dolittle JR.

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    November 4 - November 6, 2016

    The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle, the big Broadway-sized family musical. All of the characters we’ve come to love through the...more

    Moss Rock Festival

    at Moss Rock Preserve, Hoover

    November 5 - November 6, 2016

    A free, eco-creative festival exploring Nature, Eco-Ideas, Art + Design the first weekend in November at The Preserve in Hoover.


    RMTC Veterans Day Celebration

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    November 11 - November 12, 2016

    Join Three On A String and the Seasoned Performers as we celebrate the sacrifice of our veterans.


    Beginning Zentangle with Darla Williamson

    Presented by Artists on the Bluff at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    November 15, 2016

    Come learn Zentangle!  All supplies included in class fee.


    Vinegar Tom

    Presented by Theatre UAB at Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Birmingham

    November 9 - November 19, 2016

    "Vinegar Tom" written by Caryl Churchill. Written at the height of the second feminist movement in the 20th century, Churchill's provocative play examines gender and power relationships through...more

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    November 12 - November 19, 2016

    Instructor: Hank Siegel
    Saturday, November 12 | 9-noon
    Saturday, November 19 | 9-noon
    Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    Members $100 | Non-Members $120

    Capture...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    December 1, 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

    Club Create

    Presented by Birmingham Public Library at Avondale Regional Library (BPL), Birmingham

    December 7, 2016

    Come together to create something new! Each month we'll tackle a different craft project with instruction and materials provided. All adults are welcome, but registration is required to reserve...more

    Holiday Workshop With Doug Baulos

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    December 10, 2016

    Looking for creative gift ideas for the holidays? UAB art professor Doug Baulos is here to help. Explore a variety of processes including marbling, indigo dying, silk painting and book arts. Come...more

    City Center Art After School Art Classes

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 12 - December 12, 2016

    CCA 1 Grades 2 – 5, Beginner Studio, Mondays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

    City Center Art Level 1 is a beginner level art studio class for youth in grades 2 – 5. This class is for...more

    ARTfix!: Figure Drawing with Andy Jordan

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    September 1 - December 15, 2016

    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

    Chelsea Christmas Village Arts & Crafts Show

    Presented by Yellowleaf Ridge Estates HOA

    December 17, 2016

    Yellowleaf Ridge Estates Homeowner Association in Chelsea, Alabama, is looking for vendors and entertainers to participate in Chelsea's Christmas Village Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday,...more

    Holiday Spectacular 2016

    Presented by Red Mountain Theatre Company at RMTC Cabaret Theatre, Birmingham

    December 2 - December 18, 2016

    Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular display of all your favorite music of the season! RMTC Conservatory students perform alongside Birmingham’s best local artists to warm your heart and...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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