Magic City Art Connection’s beautiful weekend (photo gallery)

John Lytle Wilson
John Lytle Wilson
John Lytle Wilson’s famous robots and monkeys. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

“What a beautiful and unforgettable  weekend!”

That was the common refrain by patrons, artists and organizers of this year’s Magic City Art Connection.

This weekend, Bham Now ventured downtown and captured a few of the sights from the 35th edition of Birmingham’s most beloved art festival.

Check out and enjoy the following photo gallery of local artists, community groups, and the Imagination Festival.

Lovestrung by Katie Holifield – Facebook.com/Lovestrungstringart

Katie Holifield’s connects Birmingham to art. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Artwork by the children of Birmingham at the Imagination Festival

Art from Birmingham’s children at the Imagination Festival. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

More “art” connections!

“Stringing everyone together” at the Imagination Festival at the Magic City Art Connection. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Art by Gina Krawez  –  Facebook.com/ginakrawez

Gina Krawez fine art acrylics on cradled wood panels. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

WBHM’s Dan Carsen and Chuck Holmes were handing out NPR swag.

WBHM
WBHM’s Dan Carsen and Chuck Holmes. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Check out Joseph Frye’s one of a kind work  – OBTSpotteryandsculpture.com

Bessemer’s Joseph Frye with his beautiful pottery. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Representatives from the Birmingham Civil Right Institute tabling during the weekend.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute table. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

John Lytle Wilson’s lovable monkeys and robots – johnlytlewilson.com

John Lytle Wilson
John Lytle Wilson’s famous robots and monkeys. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Beth Anne Hill’s latest painting – http://bethannehill.com/

Nature comes alive with Beth Anne Hill’s works. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Charity Ponder is introducing the Magic City to our community’s artists through her intimate portraits – https://charityponterphotography.com

Check out Charity’s newest book at https://charityponterphotography.com. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

We found the Lorax!

One of the many sculptures and art around Linn Park. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Feel free to share with us your favorite photos from this weekend’s Magic City Art Connection.

Also, check out the story about this legendary art festival that brings our community together every year in April.

Magic City Art Connection: Capturing Birmingham’s imagination and heart for 35 years

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.