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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.

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    May 4, 2016

    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 wide range of ages and skill levels across the world! During this two and a half hour introductory course with Certified Zentangle Teacher Darla Williamson, you will learn at least eight basic tangles and complete at least ...more


    BUILD THROW FIRE! Adult Throwing Class

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

    April 5 - May 10, 2016

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel or through hand-built pieces Learn new skills or...more

    After School City Center Art - Spring 2016

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 11 - May 11, 2016

    City Center Art (CCA) is Space One Eleven’s after school arts education program. Elementary and middle school students are...more

    ARTfix! Figure Drawing and Portraiture with Andy Jordan

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 14 - May 12, 2016

    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

    iTween: Zentangle

    Presented by Homewood Public Library at Homewood Public Library, Homewood

    May 12, 2016

    Thursday, May 12, at 4 p.m. in the Round Auditorium.  Join us for an introductory workshop about Zentangle, an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful drawings....more

    2016 UAB School of Medicine Art Show

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

    March 22 - May 12, 2016

    We have received a wonderful batch of entries for the 2016 UAB School of Medicine Art Show. All are welcome for the opening reception on Tuesday, March 22 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in The Edge of...more

    Birmingham Speaks: The Future of Public Art in Birmingham

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

    May 12, 2016

    Throughout the world, art has played a critical role in making cities vibrant and friendly. Often, these spaces encourage discourse and gathering, and have provided communities with a source of...more

    Lit House III: Art. Music. & Positive Vibes.

    Presented by DoReMe Media Group at Syndicate Lounge, Birmingham

    May 11 - May 12, 2016

    Over the past year Lit House has emerged as a staple for the Birmingham creative culture, placing a spotlight on emerging artists and musicians. Each event brings a fresh lineup of artists and...more

    Undiscover / Kiddead / Phrasure / Mel

    Presented by The High Note

    May 12 - May 13, 2016

    Bass heavy, high energy speed rap group From Nashville, TN will be playing The High Note with Kiddead from Florida and locals Phrasure and mel. UNDISCOVER bring a one of kind multimedia experience...more

    Alabama Charcoal (now on Saturdays!)

    Presented by Space One Eleven at Space One Eleven, Birmingham

    January 16 - May 14, 2016

    Alabama Charcoal is an art program for committed high school students. The program is designed to enhance technical drawing skills and allow students to explore concepts of their...more

    Painting Your Spirit Animal with Merrilee Challiss

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    May 14, 2016

    Meet Birmingham based artist Merrilee Challis as she introduces you to amazing gouache techniques in this fun “Spirit Animal” workshop. Gouache is a magnificent water based paint used for...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between Earthly and Spiritual Realms

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

    May 14, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Kids Night Out at the SCAC

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

    May 14, 2016

    Kids Night Out  @ the SCAC  Time:  6-9pm  Children ages 6-14 
    Each Night Out is themed! 
    Children will Learn about artists and create their own Master...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Sacrifice to Minerva

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

    May 15, 2016

    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 your...more

    ArtBreak: Lobby Projects

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

    May 17, 2016

    On the third Tuesday of each month, Museum staff lead visitors on a thirty to forty-five minutes exploration of one work of art in the galleries. Through a series of close-looking techniques...more

    John Morton Lecture in Photography: Leslie Hewitt

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

    May 19, 2016

    Still Life presented by Leslie Hewitt

    Leslie Hewitt’s photographs rest in sturdy wooden frames that lean against the wall and invite viewers to experience a unique...more

    Purses Etc. Silent Auction & Luncheon

    Presented by The Salvation Army at The Club of Birmingham, Birmingham

    May 19, 2016

    The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host a silent...more

    Seeing Things

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

    January 15 - May 20, 2016

    “The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.” John Berger

    When you engage in the act of ‘seeing’, you do so through the lens of your own thoughts and...more

    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo - May 20th

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

    May 20, 2016

    Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park!

    During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by...more

    Birmingham International Street Fair

    Presented by Birmingham Multicultural Association at Sojourns - A Fair Trade Store, Birmingham

    May 21, 2016

    Come join us for the 4th annual Birmingham International Street Fair in downtown Birmingham.  Saturday May 21st from 10am-4pm on 3rd Ave North and 20th Street North.  Bringing...more

    Courage Under Fire: The 1961 Burning of the Freedom Rides Bus

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

    March 12 - May 22, 2016

    The exhibition is made up of a series of photographs by Anniston Star Photographer Joe Postglione, depicting the firebombing of a bus filled with Freedom Riders on a Calhoun County, Alabama...more

    Slow Art Sunday: It’s Like This

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

    May 22, 2016

    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 your...more

    Visually Impaired Program: Bridges Between Earthly and Spiritual Realms

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

    May 25, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Slow Art Sunday: Reclining Nude

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

    May 29, 2016

    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 your...more

    Durand Seay

    Presented by Aldridge Gardens at Aldridge Gardens, Hoover

    April 1 - May 31, 2016

    A collection of Durand Seay's surreal pieces will be on display at the Eddie and Kay Aldridge Arts and Historical Collections Museum during April and May. Come and see how...more

    Jane Marshall and her Woodblock Prints

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local at PaperWorkersLocal, Birmingham

    April 30 - June 1, 2016

    An art show featuring the woodblock prints of Jane Marshall.


    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl

    June 2, 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

    Art & Conversation: The Art of the Brand

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

    June 2, 2016

    Last year, the Museum went through the process of designing its new logo. BMA Creative Director James Williams takes us through the interesting steps involved in creating the Museum’s visual...more

    James Knowles Exhibit

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

    May 1 - June 2, 2016

    James Knowles is the Leeds Arts Council's featured artist in May.  The public is invited to the opening reception on May 1, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm, to view his beautiful paintings. ...more

    Drawing the Figure with David Baird

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    June 4, 2016

    This figure workshop will focus on the two crucial phases in the development of a drawing. David will demonstrate, and help students practice, the ‘blocking-in’ phase of creating a drawing...more

    Art on a Postcard Fundraiser

    Presented by North Shelby Library at North Shelby Library, Birmingham

    April 11 - June 4, 2016

    NSL Art on a Postcard Fundraiser for Summer Reading!

    WHAT: We are encouraging artists of all ages in the community to participate and contribute postcard-sized,...more

    Vespertine by Tracie Noles Ross

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    May 20 - June 4, 2016

    May 20th through June 4th
    Vespertine by Tracie Noles Ross

    Opening...more

    Summer Paint & Clay Camp with Jayne Morgan and Lana Hobbs

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    June 6 - June 10, 2016

    Summer Paint and Clay Camp with Jayne Morgan and Lana Hobbs

    Jayne and Lana will teach students the skills of both painting and ceramics through several fun and exciting projects! Jayne...more

    Caribbean Festival in Linn Park

    Presented by Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization at Linn Park, Birmingham

    June 11, 2016

    Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization presents a vibrant, fun-filled, familiy friendly day of Caribbean culture, music, food and entertainment in beautiful Linn Park.

    Bring the...more

    Planet Arts- The Upcycle Arts Festival

    Presented by Fultondale Arts Council at Black Creek Park, Fultondale, Fultondale

    June 11, 2016

    Calling all artists and nonprofits! You are invited to apply to be a part of the 1st annual Planet Art Upcycle Arts Festival hosted by the Fultondale Arts Council (formally the Black Creek...more

    Visually Impaired Program: America Then and Now

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

    June 11, 2016

    In this program for adults, specially trained docents present the Museum’s collection by means of verbal descriptions, three-dimensional tactile models based on original works of art, and...more

    Kids Night Out at the SCAC

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

    June 11, 2016

    Kids Night Out  @ the SCAC 

    Time:  6-9pm 

    Children ages 6-14 
    Each Night Out is themed! 
    Children will Learn about...more

    SCAC Instrucors/Student Gallery Exhibit

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

    May 5 - June 17, 2016

    Our favoirte gallery event of the year! Showcasing the art of our talented Instructors and Students. Gallery Opening Reception is Thursday, May 5, 2016. The exhibit will be on display through June...more

    Sumer Clay Camp-Session 1

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    June 13 - June 17, 2016

    Clay Camp with Lana Hobbs

    Kids Ages 7-12 are invited to participate in learning the basic skills of ceramics through fun and exciting projects. We will cover sculpting, hand-building,...more

    Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo, June 17

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

    June 17, 2016

    Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park!

    During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants' loos are transformed into art installations by...more

    Painting with Liquid Acrylics with James Knowles

    Presented by Forstall Art Center at Forstall Art Center, Homewood

    June 18, 2016

    Liquid acrylic paint, or acrylic ink, is a fascinating new development in the world of painting mediums. Benefits include lightfastness, bright color with the initial wash, and no color lifting...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    June 21, 2016

    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 wide...more

    New Ideal: Art by Merrilee Challiss

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

    May 7 - June 24, 2016

    From May 7, 2016 through June 24, 2016, the Birmingham Public Library will showcase the artwork of Merrilee Challiss at the Central Library’s Fourth Floor Gallery. Enjoy energetic paintings and...more

    Summer Theatre Camp 2016

    Presented by Theatre Tuscaloosa

    June 13 - June 24, 2016

    Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre and Theatre Tuscaloosa are partnering once again to offer Theatre Camp 2016 this summer from June 13th - 24th in the fine arts center on Shelton State's...more

    Sumer Clay Camp-Session 2

    Presented by Lana B. Hobbs Pottery

    June 20 - June 24, 2016

    Clay Camp with Lana Hobbs Kids Ages 7-12 are invited to participate in learning the basic skills of ceramics through fun and exciting projects. We will cover sculpting, hand-building, pottery...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    June 24, 2016

    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 wide...more

    Haitian Flags from the Cargo Collection

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

    December 19, 2015 - June 26, 2016

    In both African and European traditions, flags and banners are symbols of identity, power, and authority. When used in Vodoun ceremonies, flags represent the loa spirits and are...more

    Tapestry 2016: A retrospective

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

    April 25 - June 26, 2016

    Tapestry 2016 marks the second retrospective exhibit of BCRI’s personal collection, revealing for the first time, some pieces that have been graciously donated to the Institute as part of its...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 8, 2016

    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 wide...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    July 9, 2016

    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 wide...more

    All the Colors of the Rainbow: Uzbekistan Ikats from the Collection of Peggy Slappey

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

    March 19 - July 10, 2016

    For the past decade, ikat patterns have permeated the fashion and design industry, touching everything from clothing and furniture to decorative arts. Despite its recent ubiquity, the ikat...more

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