1. BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART
Located in downtown Birmingham, this art museum has a little piece of culture for everyone. Featuring rotating and permanent collections, immerse yourself in contemporary and traditional art. Visiting with kids? Enjoy the hands-on-area and tour with Barth the Art Bat. Want to enjoy an evening out? Try the legendary Art on The Rocks event or Art after 5 for a night on the town.
Coming collections include-
FOR FREEDOMS: CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
SEPTEMBER 08, 2018 - NOVEMBER 18, 2018
WAYS OF SEEING: AN EXPLORATION OF LINE
SEPTEMBER 08, 2018 - FEBRUARY 10, 2019 // BOHORFOUSH GALLERY
EMBODYING FAITH: IMAGINING JESUS THROUGH THE AGES
DECEMBER 08, 2018 - APRIL 22, 2019 // ARRINGTON GALLERY
2. HANDMADE ART SHOW AND PICKIN' IN THE PARK
This fun art show is in Homewood Central Park October 14th. This famous neighborhood show started out at someone's house and was a well kept secret among Birmingham locals. The show grew and grew and now, the show still keeps its local charm but is open for all to attend. Handmade Art Show with the help of the Homewood Arts Council recently partnered with Bluegrass Festival Pickin' in the Park. Now you can enjoy handmade pottery, artwork, and one-of-a-kind jewelry while listening to traditional blue grass music. It's a great way to enjoy a Sunday.
3. BLUFF PARK ART SHOW
From the website- "The Bluff Park Art Show is held annually on the first Saturday of October. This FREE show has grown from 65 to more than 150 artists and attracts more than 10,000 people each year. Proceeds from the show go toward improving the arts in the greater Birmingham area.Artists display their work from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. in the front of the Bluff Park Community Center, located at 517 Cloudland Drive in Hoover, Alabama. In addition to art, food vendors are scattered throughout the park. Hands-on art activities are available for children ages 3-8. "
4. MAKE BHM
MAKEbhm is a super cool makerspace in the hip and historic Avondale neighboorhood of Birmingham, Alabama. "With studios for members, coworking areas, class offerings, and retail spaces, our facility is a gathering place for people who believe that good design, original ideas, and collaboration are the foundation of the creative community." You can take classes, meet artists and if you are an artist, apply for studio space.
5. LIZ LANE GALLERY
Well of course we had to do our own shameless self promotion here, but I truly believe the gallery should be on a top five list of cool artsy things to do in Birmingham. First, local Birmingham artist, Liz Lane has her open studio in the back. Most days, you will find her painting and feel free to watch and learn a little while you are there. The gallery also has a fabulous selection of local art, mainly artists from Birmingham and Tuscaloosa and surrounding areas including Kellie Newsome, Katy Caughran, Lorrie Lane, Steve Davis, Liz Lane, Joan Curtis, Sister Art Pottery, and El En jewelry. Tues- Sat 10-5 or by appointment