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    CRAFTS + TRADITIONAL ARTS

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    BAAMfest!, the Avondale Music & Art Festival

    Presented by BAAMfest!

    August 15 - August 17, 2014

    The 5th Annual Birmingham Arts and Music Festival (BAAMfest!) is proud to present the Avondale Music & Art Festival. The 2014 event kicks off August 15-17 in the Avondale Park and Business District, and aims to offer patrons of all ages an unforgettable musical and cultural arts experience! Join us in emerging Avondale for more than 25 live performances, short films, artistic work created by area youth, ...more


    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    August 7, 2014

    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

    Art and Conversation

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 7, 2014

    A New Gift Revealed

    Museum Director Gail Andrews unveils an exciting gift to the BMA folk art collection consisting of over 400 objects by artists working across the South in the 20th...more

    Beginning Zentangle Class

    Presented by Tangled Stones at Artists on the Bluff

    August 7, 2014

    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

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    August 7, 2014

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 9, 2014

    Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider.


    Summer of Pinterest - Wooden Wall Mounted Picture Frames (Set of Three)

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

    August 14, 2014

    Summer is a time for relaxing and gathering with friends!  Join Ali Conn Payne and your fellow Pinterest Friends to create projects that functional and fabulous! 

    All sessions...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    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

    Glue Gun Gang: Book Box

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    August 19 - August 21, 2014

    Make a stylish hideaway out of used hardback books. Free event. Adults only. Reservations required. Call 444-7840 to sign up.
    Pick one session.

    Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 pm...more

    RELAXED, CREATIVE, PRODUCTIVE Adult Afternoon Painting Class

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

    August 4 - August 25, 2014

    Relaxed Studio Class. No experience necessary! Beginners to Advanced Welcome. Personalized attention given. You chose the subject, Lynn will help you with drawing and painting...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Folded Foil Fun!

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    August 2 - August 30, 2014

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    In August, we will head to the...more

    First Thursdays: After Hours At BMA

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 4, 2014

    Your Night at the Museum!

    The Birmingham Museum of Art is pleased to present an after-hours experience on the first Thursday of each month. Wander the galleries, sip cocktails in the...more

    SCAC Pottery Collective Show

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

    August 3 - September 4, 2014

    On August 3rd the Shelby County Arts Council invites you to it’s first ever Pottery Collective exhibit. The Pottery Collective that calls the SCAC studios home is a unique group of artists...more

    Southern Samurai

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 6, 2014

    Samurai, armor, swords, and more! Join Bart and our samurai armor to celebrate the exhibition, Lethal Beauty. Taste tea, make art, and celebrate samurai and Japanese culture.


    Pottery: Beginning Free-Form Pottery with Candye Lundy

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

    August 5 - September 9, 2014

    Make a unique hand-built vessel your very first class! Work with clay and learn the techniquesof  hand building. Develop and improve skills and become more accomplished in the art...more

    BUILD THROW FIRE! Tuesday Evening Adult Throwing Class

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

    August 5 - September 9, 2014

    Six-weeks pottery class- majority wheel throwing with some hand building

    • Learn pottery techniques through productively working; on the wheel...more

    ArtBreak: The Art of Japanese Sumi-e in Action

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 9, 2014

    Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

    Today’s...more

    Purl @ the Plaza

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 13, 2014

    Join old friends and make new ones at this crafty meeting of all fiber enthusiasts. Bring your yarn and knit, crochet or embroider.


    Mr. P's Just Art

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 16, 2014

    Create your own one of a kind masterpiece with Mr. P. All ages are welcome.


    Glue Gun Gang: Craft Supply Swap, Show and Tell

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 16 - September 18, 2014

    Bring your extra arts and crafts supplies for a casual swap. Show off your current projects. Stop by and say hello! Adults only. Free event. Reservations are NOT required. Call 444-7840 for more...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    September 20 - September 21, 2014

    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

    Caffeine and Canvas

    Presented by Hoover Public Library at Hoover Public Library

    September 26, 2014

    Mr. P leads students in creating their own masterpiece. 

    Registration begins Sept. 5.  Grades 4-6


    Irondale Whistle Stop Festival

    Presented by City of Irondale at Irondale Chamber of Commerce

    September 27, 2014

    The 23rd Annual Irondale Whistle Stop Festival will be held on Saturday, September 27th. The Whistle Stop Festival annually brings a wide variety of food, crafts, music and other activities to...more

    Bart’s Art Cart: Native American Necklaces

    Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art

    September 13 - September 27, 2014

    This drop-in art program for kids and families features a different theme from our galleries and art activity each month. Stop by to make art with Bart!

    Grind your own shell to create a...more

    Yesterday: An Exhibition of Pictorial Quilts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 18 - September 28, 2014

    The exhibition features 15 narrative quilts and will be displayed from July 18 - September 28, 2014 in the Odessa Woolfolk Gallery.

    An African-American folk artist with an international...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    October 2, 2014

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Brushstrokes Between Cuts

    Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

    July 22 - October 12, 2014

    The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will feature “Brushstrokes Between Cuts,” the first major visual art exhibition by local barber and artist Carter “Pooley”...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    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

    Kokedama

    Presented by Birmingham Botanical Gardens at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

    October 25, 2014

    Meaning ‘moss’ (koke) and ‘ball’ (dama), kokedama is a Japanese art form that offers a whole new way of displaying house plants. In this hands-on workshop you’ll have...more

    Brian White Day

    Presented by Amazing Grace Girls

    November 1, 2014

    The Amazing Grace Girls are organizing an event for Brian White and his mom to raise funds for a wheelchair accessible van.  Brian has cerebral palsy.  The City of Sylacauga...more

    A Southern Christmas Bazaar

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

    November 1 - November 2, 2014

    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

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    November 6, 2014

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Christmas Village Festival

    Presented by Christmas Village Festival at Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Arena and Exhibition Halls

    November 5 - November 9, 2014

    Over 700 booths! Photos with Santa! Food Court! Free Package Check Service!

    Even though we search throughout the year for exhibitors with quality crafts, in many cases quality does not...more

    Tannehill Trade Days

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

    November 15 - November 16, 2014

    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 at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    December 4, 2014

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Blue Light Special Art Show

    Presented by Cahaba Clayworks and Cahaba Clayworks at Cahaba Clayworks and Earthborn Studios

    December 13 - December 14, 2014

    Celebrating its 26th anniversary, this unique event embraces the imperfect or flawed ‘seconds’ that never see the light of commerce, as well as the best each artist has to offer....more

    Wednesday Night Studio Night

    Presented by PaperWorkers Local

    June 25 - December 17, 2014

    Every Wednesday night Paperworkers Local will be hosting an Open Studio for making art, discussing art, group projects and generally building community. Occasionally we might even take a field...more

    Pepper Place Saturday Market

    Presented by Pepper Place Saturday Market at Pepper Place

    April 12 - December 20, 2014

    Pepper Place Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers and artisans to Birmingham each week. April to December. Weekly Musicians and Chef Demonstrations.


    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    January 1, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    February 5, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    March 5, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    April 2, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Birmingham Art Crawl

    Presented by Birmingham Art Crawl at Birmingham Historic Loft District

    May 7, 2015

    The Birmingham Art Crawl is a monthly happenning bringing people to the cultural and historical Central City area and showcases Birmingham’s deep and energetic pool of creative talent. Art...more

    Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection

    Presented by Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection at Tuscaloosa Museum of Art: Home of the Westervelt Collection

    August 3, 2010 - on going

    The Westervelt Collection is one of the world’s finest collections of paintings, sculptures, furniture, and decorative arts. The halls of the museum are filled with works of prominent...more

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