Third Friday in Forest Park is next Friday, November 16th

Non-profits set up to serve sangria at Naked Art Gallery for Third Friday! Photo via Naked Art Gallery

November is zooming by us, which means that Third Friday is soon to be upon us! On the Third Friday of every month, the small businesses of Forest Park come together to celebrate each other and the community.

The shops open their doors and invite people in for local craft beer, sangria, wine and lemon bars. Restaurants in the area often have drink or dinner specials, and you can usually find a small outfit playing live music on the corner by Zoe’s. Neighborhood folks are out and about, bustling around and checking out the shops, and it’s a great night in Forest Park. Find out more about the shops below!

This month’s fun will be on November 16th — next Friday! You won’t want to miss it! 

Naked Art Gallery

Naked Art Gallery features many local artists and artisans. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Naked Art Gallery is a true Birmingham original. For approximately 20 years, the gallery has been home to over 70 artists’ work. Owner Vero Vonblaere is active in the Birmingham creative scene, and even had a film at Sidewalk Film Fest this year!

In October, they had a Dia de los Muertos exhibit out in the gallery! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Each Third Friday, Naked Art Gallery lets a non-profit set up to serve drinks (usually delicious sangria!) and share about their cause. Patrons are welcome to donate.

The gallery doesn’t just feature paintings. Many different mediums are showcased here! With everything from jewelry and notecards to woodworking and graphic design to ceramics and mixed media, there is something for everyone. The ceramic pieces in the photo below are made by talented local artist Terri Dann Osborne. Check out those funky handles!

Beautiful handmade ceramics for sale by local artist Terri Dann Osborne. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Shoppe Birmingham

Shoppe is one of Birmingham’s most unique stores. At first glance, it looks like the coolest plant store you’ve ever seen (it kinda is). But it’s much more than that. Shoppe sells a selection of beautiful books, spices, botanical perfumes and colognes and handmade stationery.

Shoppe has wine, crackers and cheese for guests to munch on while they wander around the gorgeous store. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

They also have an greenhouse outside as well as a selection of trees for your home. They support many local makers by selling their candles, cards, books and more throughout the store.

Shoppe sells a variety of plants. Not sure if you can tell, but there’s a wall there! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

This is only the tip of the iceberg for all the great shops in Forest Park! Other shops and restaurants include:

Also, learn more about The Rougaroux here and Whistling Table here. 

Little Savannah often has deals on their famous sangria for Third Fridays! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Make sure you don’t miss November’s Third Friday Event on November 16!

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