Shop small, shop local this Saturday in downtown Birmingham

Shop Small Biz Saturday
Photo courtesy of Shop Small Facebook Page

There’s something more going on this Saturday other than the big game! It’s Small Business Saturday!  With the rallying cry of Shop Small!, the event was first introduced Nov. 27, 2010, by American Express, in partnership, with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as a counter event to Black Friday and Cyber Monday events. Continue reading “Shop small, shop local this Saturday in downtown Birmingham”

BHM to NYC: A prolific painter and magazine editor looks back on Birmingham

Jon Coffelt
Jon at a gallery in 2006 – via Wikimedia

I interviewed Jon Coffelt earlier last week.  He has recently been recovering from a bit of a sickness.  We talked about everything from quantum physics to playing outside to strangers interviewing each other and beyond! Continue reading “BHM to NYC: A prolific painter and magazine editor looks back on Birmingham”

Moss Rock Festival smart-living, art + design November 4 & 5

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Laura Walker’s whimsical art at Moss Rock Festival. Via – Moss Rock.
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The first weekend in November come and see what Moss Rock Festival is all about!

November 4 & 5, grab your family and friends and discover the eco-creative festival. It’s a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music. The weather is supposed to be perfect…perfect for a day outside enjoying this event!

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The 15th Annual Bare Hands Gallery Dia de los Muertos at Pepper Place

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Día de los Muertos flyer Via – Día de los Muertos Alabama Facebook.

The Bare Hands Gallery annual Day of the Dead Festival is a celebration of lost loved ones. Dia de Los Muertos is a great experience that honors the tradition of Mexico’s remembrance holiday. It’s back in Birmingham for the 15th year. Come out and see what this holiday is all about!

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Stephen Smith Fine Art gallery to showcase The Secret Painting series by artist Michael J. Pearce

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“I Want The World And I Want It Now” by Michael J. Pearce. Photo Courtesy of stephensmith.gallery.

Starting on November 3, Stephen Smith Fine Art will showcase The Secret Paintings – a nationwide touring exhibit of life-size figurative oil paintings by artist Michael J. Pearce. Continue reading “Stephen Smith Fine Art gallery to showcase The Secret Painting series by artist Michael J. Pearce”

Moss Rock Festival, an eco-creative celebration of nature, smart-living, art + design

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What Is an Eco-Creative festival, you might ask?

November 4 & 5, The first full weekend in the month, grab your family and friends and discover the Moss Rock Festival, a hybrid experience with nature, smart-living, art + design at its core…plus there’s great food and music!

Featured Artist, Tracie Noles-Ross,  Moss Rock Poster Design. Via – www.mossrockfestival.com.

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Fultondale’s Art After Dark featuring fun mix of local artists, live music and food, for FREE tonight!

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Head on out to IBERIABANK in Fultondale on September 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 for Art After Dark, a free event featuring an evening of live music, snacks and the opportunity to meet some of Jefferson County’s brightest artisans.

Painting, Birmingham artist, Portia Williams, art, North Jefferson Arts Alliance
Painting by Birmingham artist, Portia Williams

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Southern Makers at Sloss Furnaces August 12 – 13

Southern Makers is a two-day event that celebrates the best in creativity and design with artists that live and work in the south.

The event activities, workshops, storytelling, demonstrations and maker bazaar explore and center on taking southern traditions in architecture, food, fine art, fashion and design and applying them in a modern sustainable world.

We hope that visitors will learn a little something about why the south is a unique and creative place to live, discover and visit.

Southern Makers, it’s nice to have you in Birmingham – August 12-13

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Southern Makers makes its debut in Birmingham August 12th & 13th. The creative event brings together the south’s top creative talents (and enthusiasts) for a weekend of creation, cultivation, and innovation. Learn more about the move, the festival, and a few of the makers themselves.

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via Southern Makers // Psst, see that state of Alabama silhouette in the flag? You’ve seen it at Good People Brewing.

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