Did you catch the Original Makers Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art this past weekend? Good news, Bham Now was there to capture the best moments—PLUS you can catch the exhibit through December.
1. The Cedric Burnside Project was there!
Cedric Burnside is four-time winner of the Blues Music Award’s Drummer of the Year (2010-2014), and Birmingham festival goers got to see him for FREE at the Original Makers Festival.
Props to the Birmingham Museum of Art for lining up killer musical acts all summer long!
2. Foodie Alert! Pop-up restaurant Hot Tag
Hot Tag of Birmingham served pulled pork, Conecuh sausage plates and potato salad at the Original Makers Festival.
Y’all, that pulled pork! YUM! Keep an eye out for future Hot Tag pop-ups.
3. Face painting
Unicorn horns? There have been significant advancements in face painting techniques since back in the day when I was a kid … and I’m jealous.
4. Demonstrations by artists from Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center
5. A first peek at the Original Makers exhibit, FREE and now on display at the Birmingham Museum of Art through December!
The exhibit wall below makes you feel like you’re visiting the late BF Perkins, Alabama pastor and world-renowned folk artist, in person.
Then there’s the quilts. Their intricacy will take your breath away.
I love how artist Nora Ezell captured the history of Stillman College in fabric squares.