ART + STAGE
Magic City Art Connection
Presented by Foundation for Art and Cultural Connections
April 28 - April 30, 2017
34th annual / April 28-30, 2017 / 10am-6pm Friday & Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday / downtown Birmingham’s Linn Park / www.MagicCityArt.com / #MagicCityArt
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 and aromas. The 34th annual contemporary art festival presents 220 juried artists from around the country and much more to thousands of visitors hungry for arts and culture, creativity, entertainment, food, community and fun. Be one of the art curious, art collecting, art newbies and other festival goers perusing the thousands of works on display. All mediums, styles, and price points are represented. On the other side of the art buying experience, much more awaits like the 20th annual Corks and Chefs tasting event, which is celebrating it's 20th year with great Birmingham food, wine, cocktails, seminars & more. Plus there’s Imagination Festival's 20 interactive ?art workshops for kids, live music and performances on stage from local talent, large scale art installations by emerging student artists, special exhibitions right across the street at the Birmingham Museum of Art, lingering with friends at one of the festival lounges, and eating all day at the Park Place Café. Find Art and more the last full weekend in April! ?Create. Inspire. Educate. Collect.
Information: 205-595-6306, MagicCityArt.com.
Join the art conversation with #MagicCityArt on Facebook, Twitter, and now Instagram.
Festival visitors will enjoy:
ART FROM OVER 200 JURIED ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
Visit the booth of an award winning painter, sculptor, jeweler, glass blower, printmaker, or photographer. We are positive you'll find something that catches your eye. All artist mediums/categories and all price points will be represented.
CULINARY CREATIONS FROM BIRMINGHAM’S FAVORITE RESTAURANTS PLUS WINES, CRAFT BEER, COFFE & TEA TO SAMPLE
Indulge in a sampling of Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Arugula and Roasted Corn Remoulade at the Corks & Chefs Tasting Event. 16-20 Restaurants wil be featured in 2017. 8-10 Restaurants and Chefs are featured each day. Plus there's great wines, craft beers, coffee & tea to taste. Don’t miss the Guided Wine & Craft Beer Tastings lead by knowledgeable experts in the Back Room. There's great cocktail special features and demos in the Side Room. The Collin Bar is serving up craft cocktails too! Ticketed. $35 Advance / $45 at the door. Ticket includes entry into the festival.
INTERACTIVE ART WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
See your child’s imagination take flight creating a one-of-a-kind work of art at the Imagination Festival's over 20 interactive art workshops. On Friday, Imagination Festival hosts 1200 elementary students during its school outreach and arts education program. It will close at 3pm on Friday. Please check at the Info Center for the list of available Imagination Festival workshops open to the general public on Friday. Imagination Festival will be open for thousands more young artists and their families from 10-6 Saturday and Sunday.
GREAT LIVE MUSIC AND DANCE FROM LOCAL TALENT
Discover emerging new music talent from the region on Centre Stage, plus colorful cultural performances at the Backyard Production Stage.
LARGE SCALE ART AND ARCHITECTURE INSTALLATIONS
Stumble upon the budding talents of future artists at the High School Sculpture Competition. Or head over to EyeBeam to see how the art and architecture community collaborate on a temporary installation project with kids.
A CAFÉ EATERY
Make a pit stop for some delicious festival treats at the Park Place Café. We’ll have some food from local trucks, caterers, and other festival favorites that will satisfy your cravings.
How much entertainment can you cram into one day? Be a part of the MAGIC the last full weekend in April!
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
The Festival is easy to find using Birmingham’s major highways. There is ample parking at 3 downtown parking decks, including Boutwell’s deck at 19th Street & 8th Avenue North. Visit our website, and click on "Attend" under the Info & Sponsor Menu Heading for maps and more.
NOTE: Streets run north & south while avenues run east & west.
There is also available street parking, especially on Saturday & Sunday.