3 upcoming events supporting the arts in Birmingham

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Get ready for some fun! Photo via Virginia Samford Theatre on Facebook

These Birmingham nonprofits are pros at all kinds of creativity, so it’s no surprise they’ve come up with plenty of ways to keep us involved—safely. Check out these 3 upcoming arts and culture events, plus even more ways to support the arts in our Magic City.

1. Art From The Heart

Photo via Studio by the Tracks

Art from the Heart is a virtual art auction fundraiser benefitting Studio by the Tracks. They will feature works by their adult artists (who will receive a 60% commission from their sales) as well as independent donating artists from across the country, many of whom are well-known and widely collected.

The auction will run from August 20-23, and access is free. Want a sneak peek? Purchase a $20 advanced viewing ticket to check out the artwork an entire week before bidding begins.

2. Sidewalk Film Festival

Photo via Sidewalk Film on Facebook

The 22nd annual Sidewalk Film Festival is still on! This is one of Birmingham’s biggest events, and they’re getting a little creative with the format. In case you missed the news, Sidewalk Film Festival will be happening at the Grand River Drive-In this year.

It’s happening August 24-30, and we can’t wait! Special bonus: use code BHAMNOW15 for 15% off your tickets.

3. Love, Linda

Photo via Virginia Samford Theatre on Facebook

Ready to be back in the Theatre? We feel you. We also have good news. Virginia Samford Theatre is hosting a socially-distant performance of Love, Linda.

This performance tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties. Tickets are $25 for general admission social distance seating.

5 Other Ways to Show Your Support

Photo via ASO on Facebook

Our arts and culture nonprofits do vital work in Birmingham. It’s so important for a city to foster these organizations. You can be a part of the mission by supporting groups like these:

Why it Matters + What We’re Doing

The emergence of COVID-19 turned our world upside down. Everyone is feeling the effects, and small businesses + local nonprofits are some of the ones getting hit the hardest.

At Bham Now, we ❤️ our Birmingham community. We want to do our part to support the people that make our city run, which is why we’re opening our platform to share vital info. If you’re involved with a small business or local nonprofit, fill out one of the forms below and be featured for free on our site.

Want your nonprofit to be featured in a guide like this one? Be sure to add it to our database and we’ll help get the word out.

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Beth Cunningham
A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.
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