8 local artists to be featured at Art Alive! July 27 at Canary Gallery in Birmingham (benefit for AIDS Alabama)

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Art Alive! is a benefit for AIDS Alabama.
The folks at AIDS Alabama know how to have a good time. Photo supplied

Art Alive! takes the mystery out of the art-making process by letting you watch eight Birmingham artists at work. It’s an evening of food, music, fun, and art . . . and you don’t want to miss it.

All the proceeds benefit AIDS Alabama‘s life-saving programs and services. Know you wanna go? Get your tickets here.  Find out all the deets here.

What is Art Alive!

Michael Molay was one of the artists at last year's Art Alive!
Michael Molay at last year’s Art Alive! Photo supplied

It’s an awesome benefit for AIDS Alabama where you get to watch not one, but eight local artists create original artwork on site. 

There’s a silent auction where you can bid on the pieces that are being created. There will be a gallery where you can purchase other already completed artwork in the gallery. 

Your $50 ticket also includes complimentary food (thank you, El Barrio!), as well as complimentary beer and wine. Cheers!

There’ll also be music from the Matthew Carroll Band. 

Proceeds benefit the many programs and services of AIDS Alabama. 

Art Alive! all the juicy details

Art Alive! is a benefit for AIDS Alabama at the Canary Gallery in Birmingham.

Where: Canary Gallery—2201 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
When: Saturday, July 27, 6-9PM
Tickets: $50. Get yours here

Art Alive! features eight local artists

Watch these folks create art on site during the event that you can bid on in the silent auction. 

Anna Lyle

Anna Lyle is one of 8 artists who will be creating a piece for the silent auction at Art Alive!
One of Anna Lyle’s surrealistic portraits. Photo supplied

Check out Anna Lyle‘s surrealistic portraits for a taste of what she might create at the event.

Chris Davis

Chris Davis is one of 8 local artists who will create art for purchase in the silent auction at Art Alive!
Who doesn’t love Chris Davis’ dog portraits? Photo supplied

Here at Bham Now, we’re such big fans of Chris Davis we featured him and Draw Dog Pet Portraits as one of five Birmingham artists you need to know.

Claire Godbee

Claire Goodbee is one of 8 artists who will create art available for purchase in the silent auction at Art Alive!
All the lovely curves . . . Photo supplied

If you are a fan of the female form, you’re gonna love Claire Godbee‘s work. Seriously.

Jon Osborne

Jon Osborne is one of 8 artists who will create art on site available for purchase in the silent auction at Art Alive!
One of Jon Osborne’s many pieces. Photo supplied

Jon Osborne‘s contemporary art pieces are vibrant, colorful and evocative.

Michael Molay

Michael Molay is one of 8 artists who will create art available for purchase at the silent auction at Art Alive!
One of Michael Molay’s Birmingham-inspired prints. Photo supplied

Long fascinated by Birmingham scenes, Michael Molay creates print inspired by his (and our) hometown.

Paul Cordes Wilm

Paul Cordes Wilm is one of 8 artists who will create art available for purchase during the silent auction at Art Alive!
Is that an angry Vulcan? Photo supplied

You can find Paul Cordes Wilm‘s art all over this city. Watch him in action at Art Alive!

Roger Torbert

Roger Torbert is one of 8 local artists who will create art at Art Alive! that will be available for silent auction.
Roger Torbert clearly has all things Bham on the brain. Photo supplied

Roger Torbert’s show is currently up at Filter Coffee Parlor. If you can’t make it there, check out Broken Pieces Art here to get an idea of what he might create at the event.

Tim Blanton

Tim Blanton is one of 8 artists who will create art on site at Art Alive! that will be available for purchase at a silent auction.
One of Tim Blanton’s birds. Photo supplied

Seems like Birmingham has an insatiable appetite for pet portraits. This is good news for watercolor artist Tim Blanton. In addition to pets, he has an affinity for beautiful things outdoors. Poppies, herons, you name it.

Also, Art Alive! has a gallery

Hunter Bell Art will have some jewelry for sale in the gallery at Art Alive!
Isn’t this stunning? Photo from Exploring the Art, Intensity and Mystery of Hunter Bell Facebook page

Eric Johnson Art creates paintings, sculpture, and metal art. You’ll be able to find some of his work in the gallery. There will be jewelry from Hunter Bell Art, too.


If supporting AIDS Alabama by coming out to an event with art, food, drinks and music sounds like your idea of a good time, get your tickets now. You can check out the event on Facebook or on the web.

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