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    24th Annual Arty Party

    Presented by Birmingham AIDS Outreach at B&A Warehouse, Birmingham

    May 3, 2015

    Arty Party is an annual art auction benefiting Birmingham AIDS Outreach. Local, regional, and national artists donate their art to BAO for this event. There are typically over 200 pieces of art with 12 of the pieces in a live auction. Each year there is an Arty Party Committee that produces the event, as well as an honorary chair and a featured artist. The 2015 featured artist ...more


    H. T. Chen & Dancers

    Presented by Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center and Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    The premiere Chinese-American dance company, H.T. Chen & Dancers returns to Birmingham for the Alabama premiere of their newest work “South of Gold Mountain.” This original work is...more

    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life in Pictures

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

    January 19 - April 19, 2015

    The Birmingham Museum of Art proudly honors the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this selection of photos from our collection, documenting his extraordinary life and...more

    South of Gold Mountain

    Presented by Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation and Samford University at Leslie S. Wright Fine Arts Center - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 19, 2015

    South of Gold Mountain is an artistic interpretation, choreographed by H.T. Chen, Artistic Director, and Dian Dong, Associate Director, of the H.T. Chen Dance Center, based...more

    Art Swap

    Presented by Painted Shovel Mercantile at Painted Shovel Mercantile, Birmingham

    April 21, 2015

    Have a painting? Leave a painting. Need a painting? Take a painting. Simple as that. 

    You don't have to be the creator of it - maybe you found it or bought it. That's...more

    Meet the Masters - Art Class for Children

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

    April 1 - April 22, 2015

    Easels, canvas, and paint are just some of the tools used in this painting and Art History class. Investigate artwork by the World's Master Painters. Topics include portraiture, still...more

    Bluegrass & Gee's Bend Workshop

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

    April 19 - April 22, 2015

    One of our longest running workshops, the Bluegrass & Gee’s Bend workshop has a class offering for everyone. There are eight music classes taught by extremely talented musicians, who...more

    Wire Welding 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 22, 2015

    Aim the wire, pull the trigger, watch the sparks fly! (And, at the end, you have a cool table base.)


    Begining Wheel Throwing with Lana

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    March 19 - April 23, 2015

    This is a 6 week introduction or refresher course designed to get you comfortable on the wheel. You will learn all of the steps necessary to take your clay from a lump of mud to a finished...more

    Gardendale Magnolia Festival

    Presented by Gardendale Magnolia Festival at Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale

    April 24 - April 25, 2015

    Featured on Food Network and Cooking Channel! Voted Birmingham Parent magazine’s Family Favorite Fair/Festival 2014. 205-514-6799. The Total Family...more

    East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists

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

    March 14 - April 25, 2015

    The exhibit "East Asian Inspired Art: 7 Artists" showcases paintings, sumi-e scrolls, and photographs in celebration of East Asian artistic and cultural themes.  The subjects of...more

    Small Treasures: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Their Contemporaries

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

    January 30 - April 26, 2015

    The exhibition, organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art and sponsored by PNC, will be on view from January 30 - April 26, 2015, and will feature works by the greatest masters of the Dutch...more

    They Dared: An Interactive Exhibition by Yvette Quarles-Chatman

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

    March 10 - April 26, 2015

    They Dared is based on a book by the same name authored by Yvette Quarles-Chatman.  Chatman references the iconic contributions to the Afrikan experience in both revealing and reaffirmed...more

    Throwing 101

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 12 - April 26, 2015

    Join us for a fun, laid back introduction to ceramics and the potters wheel. Class size is kept small, giving you one-on-one time with our skilled instructor. The class is suitable for all skill...more

    WallaWalla Big Bang LibrArt Show & Party

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 26, 2015

    Come, see and play with ProvieART & CorinneSPIN as we celebrate our April art gallery with special snacks and an interactive art project that will have you saying WallaWalla Big Bang!


    Hearts & Heads Art Gallery: Provie Musso & Corinne Cox

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    April 3 - April 26, 2015

    The Temerson Children's Library is happy to present the art of Provie Musso and Corinne Cox during the month of April.  Provie and Corinne believe that "art is everywhere",...more

    "Kreplach and Dim Sum--Yes, There are Jews in China!"

    Presented by Birmingham International Center and Levite Jewish Community Center at Levite Jewish Community Center, Birmingham

    April 26, 2015

    This event features Robyn Helzner who shares stories, photos, video and music to explore the extraordinary history of the Jewish communities in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and...more

    Magic City Art Connection

    Presented by Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections at Linn Park, Birmingham

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    FIND ART! Make your way to downtown Birmingham’s historic Linn Park and settle in for Magic City Art Connection’s spring infusion of fresh artistic talent, sights, sounds, tastes...more

    Learn to Draw!

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

    April 7 - April 28, 2015

    An introductory class that offers a fun experience!  Instructor Jerry Roldan will explain the equipment and what an artist looks for when he makes a work.  Drawing is the signature of...more

    Nature Writing & Art Workshop for Kids

    Presented by Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    April 7 - April 28, 2015

    A Month of Trees: Nature Writing and Art Workshop for Kids
    Grades 2-9  (Tuesdays in April)
    April is Earth Month, and in honor of our beautiful planet, we’ll speak for the...more

    Student Annual Juried Show

    Presented by Samford University and Samford University School of the Arts at Swearingen Hall Art Gallery - Samford University, Birmingham

    April 7 - April 29, 2015

    Juror awards and academic recognitions will be announced at the reception.


    Art by James Knowles

    Presented by The Library Theatre and Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    April 1 - April 30, 2015

    Art by James Knowles Plaza Gallery


    Art by Ben Rigsby

    Presented by The Library Theatre and Hoover Public Library at The Library Theatre, Hoover

    March 2 - April 30, 2015

    Art by Ben RIgsby | Administrative Gallery


    Comic Book and Manga Club for Kids

    Presented by Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO) at Desert Island Supply Co. (DISCO), Birmingham

    April 2 - April 30, 2015

    Comic Book & Manga Club for Kids (Thursdays in April) 
    All ages 
    Come hang with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing...more

    Source/Process: Work by Members of PaperWorkers Local Exhibit

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

    March 7 - April 30, 2015

    An exhibit of work by PaperWorkers Local (PWL) members will be on display at the Central Library. PWL is a non-profit artist cooperative with an emphasis on printmaking, but including other work...more

    The Dimensional Art Of Rik Lazenby And Friends

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

    April 10 - April 30, 2015

    To Depart Is To Arrive A Journey Through Dimensions The Dimensional Art Of Rik LazenbyAnd Friends The exhibit also features artists Barry Graham, Deborah Ballog, Butch Oglesby, Darla...more

    Chamber Music @ AEIVA

    Presented by UAB Department of Music and UAB Visual Arts Gallery at UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham

    April 30, 2015

    The UAB Department of Music and AEIVA present a free concert that connects music with the art in AEIVA's current exhibit, "Michael Velliquette: Desire for Being." Enjoy...more

    ENCORPS!

    Presented by AROVA Contemporary Ballet at Continental Bakery Downtown, Birmingham

    April 30, 2015

    AROVA Contemporary Ballet invites you to participate in an evening of food, drink, and merriment as we get ready for our Choreographer's Showcase at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on May...more

    Acrylic Painting with Nan Cunningham

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    May 2, 2015

     More info coming soon!


    Spay Paint Demo with Shane B

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    May 2, 2015

    Join world-renowned street artist Shane B as he demystifies the world of graffiti. Shane’s colorful murals have appeared all over the US and Europe, and now he returns to Forstall Art to...more

    Trussville City Fest

    Presented by Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce

    May 2, 2015

    Trussville City Fest, presented by Schaeffer Eye Center, is a fun, family festival in historic downtown Trussville. In 2015 the festival will be 35 years old!  This year’s festival will...more

    Strokes: Paintings of Pat Conrad

    Presented by Red Dot Gallery at Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham

    March 7 - May 3, 2015

    Red Dot Gallery presents “Strokes,” an exhibit of oil paintings by longtime Red Dot student and friend, Pat Conrad. The exhibit opens March 7 and runs through May 3,...more

    BUILD! THROW! FIRE! Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

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

    March 31 - May 5, 2015

    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Amy Pickens • Create Unique handbuilt pottery serving pieces!
    • Beginning handbuilding class designed to develop skills in the art of...more

    Marker Demo with Shane B

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    May 7, 2015

    With such a wide variety of markers available today it can seem overwhelming when making a selection. Street artist Shane B will explain the difference between alcohol and acrylic based markers as...more

    The Nature of Pale: Science Meets Art

    Presented by Gadsden Museum of Art and Downtown Gadsden, Inc. at Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden

    April 1 - May 8, 2015

    Looking for a free field-trip venue as the school year winds down?  We have an exciting exhibit coming up that is a combination of art and science and should be of interest to kids of all...more

    Beginning Zentangle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 8, 2015

    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

    Memorable Images

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 2 - May 9, 2015

    This class is structured to introduce students to basic concepts in photography and digital camera operations including:
    Image Capture - understanding the light, know your camera, develop...more

    HANDMADE Art Show

    Presented by HANDMADE Art Show at Homewood Patriot Park , Homewood

    May 9, 2015

    HANDMADE Art Show  The 21st year of local artist gathering their wares to present and sell. Patriot Park (710 Oak Grove Rd) West Homewood 35209 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on May 9, 2015. Come...more

    Alzheimer's of Central Alabama Garden Art Party

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

    May 9, 2015

    Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) is hosting their annual Garden Art Party Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Iron City. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. with more than 100 silent auction items...more

    Photo Weekend in Birmingham

    Presented by Rocky Mountain School of Photography

    May 9 - May 10, 2015

    Calling all photographers in the Birmingham area! Join Rocky Mountain School of Photography for our upcoming Photo Weekend being held on May 9 and 10 in Birmingham. We're sending two...more

    City Center Art After School | Spring 2015

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 12 - May 13, 2015

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven's after school art program for youth in grades 2 - 8. In addition to studio based...more

    Begining Wheel Throwing with Lana

    Presented by MAKEbhm at MAKEbhm, Birmingham

    April 8 - May 13, 2015

    This is a 6 week introduction or refresher course designed to get you comfortable on the wheel. You will learn all of the steps necessary to take your clay from a lump of mud to a finished...more

    Golden, Williamsburg, QoR Demo With Golden Working Artist Phil Garrett

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    May 13, 2015

    In this information packed two hour demo, Golden working artist Phil Garrett will present the new Williamsburg Oil Colors, QoR Watercolors, and the acrylic paints and mediums that Golden has...more

    Alabama Charcoal: Portfolio Development and College Readiness for Teens

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 13 - May 14, 2015

    Alabama Charcoal is dedicated to helping high school students prepare for advanced education and career paths in the fields of art and design. By building competitive visual art portfolios and...more

    ARTfix! Figure Drawing and Portraiture with Andy Jordan

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 15 - May 14, 2015

    Space One Eleven is offering an ongoing figure drawing and portraiture class led by artist Andy Jordan, 2011 recipient of the Glenda Knight Keyes Prize for Outstanding Talent and Salutatorian of...more

    WE EAT Together

    Presented by Urban Ministry, Inc. at Kress Building, Birmingham

    May 14, 2015

    Join us for an evening under the stars on the rooftop of the Kress Building downtown Birmingham, as we highlight and raise funds for our Wellness Programs, including WE (West End) Community...more

    Graduating Senior Art Exhibit

    Presented by Samford University at Swearingen Hall Art Gallery - Samford University, Birmingham

    May 11 - May 15, 2015

    Graduating seniors will display their senior projects for professor and professional review, and for community exhibit.


    SOM Art Show

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

    March 17 - May 15, 2015

    All UAB School of Medicine Student, Resident & Faculty entries are on display in The Edge of Chaos.

    Please join us for a reception, announcement of winners & a silent...more

    Endless Possibilities in Mixed Media with Lisa Opielinski

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    May 16, 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

    Opening Reception for The Amazing Art of Local Curiosities Exhibit

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

    May 16, 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

    Negotiated Identities/Saints and Tears

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    May 1 - May 22, 2015

    Space One Eleven presents

    Negotiated Identities/Saints and Tears

    Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

    Exhibition is on view...more

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