Birmingham Art Crawl’s Deck the ‘Ham Mural Contest Turns the City into a Winter Wonderland!

Janna Phillips making Birmingham a lot more festive! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

If you’re driving through Birmingham this holiday season, you may see that the local businesses have windows decked out in festive murals. Birmingham Art Crawl is celebrating another amazing year in the Magic City with its 5th annual “Deck the Ham” window mural contest.

“Deck the Ham”? Cool name but what is it? 🤔

Birmingham Art Crawl‘s “Deck the Ham” is where local artists are paired with local businesses and organizations to design holiday and winter-themed murals.

Sounds awesome right? Well, Birmingham Art Crawl wants your input and you can be the judge of who has the best window mural in the Magic City! To submit your vote, take a picture with your fave mural and use the tag #DecktheHam when sharing on social media. Voting began December 1st and ends December 31st.


The winner will be announced during Birmingham Art Crawl’s First Thursday on January 2nd at The Pizitz. They’ll also receive a $500 cash prize. So get to voting y’all!

Here’s a little sneak peek of the holiday fun 🎄

What venues are decked out with holiday murals? 🎨

  • Brookwood Village
  • Redemptive Cycles
  • MBA Engineers, Inc.
  • Botanica
  • Verra Custom Jewelry
  • Sozo Trading Co.
  • Heidi Elnore Atelier
  • Revelator Coffee Downtown
  • Harvest Market Downtown
  • YMCA Downtown
  • The Pizitz
  • Moore Solutions
  • Wineloft Birmingham
  • Birmingham Oddities
  • Fancy’s on Fifth
  • Bizarre: The Coffee Bar
  • Avondale Brewing Company
  • Magic City Flower Market at The Battery