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    “To Belgium and Back” – an artist exchange micro-show between Birmingham and Belgium

    Presented by Naked Art Gallery at Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham

    April 15 - April 29, 2016

    April 15th (World’s Art Day!) through May 7th

    Opening reception in sync with Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo*

    Friday, April 15th: 5 – 8 pm. 

    These Belgian artists will be featured: 
    Anne B
    Kathy Lecocq
    Dominique Declerck 
    Pascal Delsaute
    Mandarine

    Guest bartenders will be the members of the Birmingham ...more


    Beginning Zentangle Class - half price!

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff, Hoover

    May 6, 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

    43rd Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival

    Presented by Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    May 7, 2016

    THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN DULCIMER was developed in the southeast mountains of America and was the country’s first native instrument outside of those made by the Native Americans.  Until...more

    Bazaar

    Presented by Gardendale Presbyterian Church

    May 7, 2016

    Church Bazaar: books, baked goods, crafts and food for sale.


    Splash 101 Painting & BYOB

    Presented by Splash101painting

    March 27 - May 7, 2016

    We create different painting and byob every weekend by also travel if needed.We offer adult &kids classes $25 per person


    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

    Sip’n Sewcialize with Kim and Elle

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    May 15, 2016

    All participants must be at least 21 years age. ID will be asked for proof of age.

    Instructors: Elle Russell & Kimberly McMillian

    May 15, 2016 | 1:00 - 5:00...more

    Glue Gun Gang: Stampalooza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 17 - May 19, 2016

    Explore different ways of making simple stamps and use them to print your designs on a set of notecards. Adults only. Free! Reservation required. Sign up begins May 1. Call 205-444-7840 to sign...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

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    May 21 - May 22, 2016

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...more

    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

    First Fridays Fiber Arts

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

    June 3, 2016

    Join us on the First Friday of each month for knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, crewel, embroidery, and smocking—all skill levels are welcome. Drop in and stay awhile!


    Woodlawn Street Market

    Presented by REV Birmingham

    June 4, 2016

    Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants...more

    43rd Annual Tannehill Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show

    Presented by Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Bessemer

    June 4 - June 5, 2016

    The first weekend in June is the traditional meeting time for our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. This outdoor show is known throughout the Southeast as both a fun and a friendly show. The...more

    20th Annual Down Home Psaltery Festival

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

    June 10 - June 11, 2016

    Morning workshops and lessons on playing the psaltery. Afternoon performances by psaltery players, young and old, professional and amateurs.


    Magic City Con

    Presented by Magic City Con at Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover

    June 10 - June 12, 2016

    Magic City Con is a family friendly fan convention in the Birmingham area taking place June 10-12, 2016. We will have Special Guest Appearances, Panels, Vendors, Authors, Artists, and a...more

    Young Actor's Theatre @ BCT Summer Academy

    Presented by Birmingham Children's Theatre at Birmingham Children's Theatre, Birmingham

    June 6 - June 17, 2016

    The Young Actors Theatre at the Birmingham Children's Theatre, one of the nation's oldest and largest professional theaters for children, draws on a six decade legacy of educating and...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    June 18 - June 19, 2016

    The third weekend of each month, from March through November, shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and...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

    Glue Gun Gang: Patriotic Houses

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    June 21 - June 23, 2016

    Paint and decorate wood houses in a folk art style for the 4th of July. Adults only. Free! Reservation required. Sign up begins June 1. Call 205-444-7840 to sign up. FREE.

    Choose...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

    Robot Summer Camp

    Presented by Robots-4-u at Vestavia Hills Civic Center & Wald Park, Vestavia Hills

    June 27 - July 1, 2016

    Robots-4-u offers half day summer camps for boys and girls ages 7-14. Robots-4-u is based in Texas and operates in several major cities throughout the US. Our Birmingham camp is located in...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

    Glue Gun Gang: Fruity Coasters

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    July 19 - July 21, 2016

    Paint cork coasters to resemble colorful fruits. Adults only. Free! Reservation required. Sign up begins July 1. Call 205-444-7840 to sign up.

    Choose one:

    Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30...more

    Summer Camp: Artists of Alabama (ages 5-8)

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

    July 18 - July 22, 2016

    Shelby County Arts Council Summer Fine Arts Camp! PAINTING POTTERY and MUSIC! This year we are focusing our camp on Artists of Alabama! Artists include:  Thornton Dial, Nall, James Dean...more

    Color & Chill at Game Nite

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library, Hoover

    May 27 - July 22, 2016

    Take a break between games during Adult Game Nite and join us for a pop-up edition of our popular adult coloring page event. FREE. 205-444-7840
    Library Plaza 7:00...more

    Woodlawn Street Market

    Presented by REV Birmingham

    September 10, 2016

    Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants...more

    Southern Makers

    at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

    September 10 - September 11, 2016

    Southern Makers is an annual event that celebrates southern creativity and innovation by bringing together highly curated, handpicked top talent that “make”…music, designs, buildings, farms,...more

    Antiques at The Gardens

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

    October 6 - October 9, 2016

    2016 Public Show Hours

    Thursday, October 6, 11-4 p.m.
    Friday, October 7, 10-7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 8, 10-5 p.m.
    Sunday, October 9, 11-4 p.m.

    General...more

    A Southern Christmas Bazaar

    Presented by Alabaster-Pelham Rotary Club at Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Pelham

    October 29, 2016

    More than 50 merchants from Alabama and surrounding states will participate in this premier shopping event. Shoppers will enjoy a wide variety of unique Christmas themed items. Merchants are...more

    Woodlawn Street Market

    Presented by REV Birmingham

    December 4, 2016

    Woodlawn Street Market is an urban street market, in the heart of Historic Woodlawn, conceived for those who are always searching for unique, specialty creations. Patrons can expect merchants...more

    The Market at Pepper Place

    Presented by Pepper Place Farmer's Market at Pepper Place, Birmingham

    April 9 - December 17, 2016

    The Market at Pepper Place brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham. Join us every Saturday, April - December, rain or shine! #LocalisBetter”.


    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

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