Looking to view local art? Check out Canary Gallery in downtown Birmingham

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Libby Pantazis outside Canary Gallery. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If there’s one thing that makes Birmingham special, it’s the community’s passion for local art. Whether it’s new murals popping up all over town or community events like Bham Art Crawl, there is always somewhere to stroll around and view art. We took a visit to Canary Gallery in downtown Birmingham, which recently opened back up with new hours, to learn more about the unique space.

Meet Libby Pantazis

Libby Pantazis, owner & operator of Canary Gallery. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Canary Gallery is owned and operated by Libby Pantazis. After retiring from her career as a lawyer, Libby set out to craft a one-of-a-kind art gallery in downtown Birmingham. In 2016, she opened Canary Gallery at 2201 2nd Avenue North.

Canary Gallery operates by a simple motto: good art for good people. Whether you’re looking to view art from over 20 unique artists while sipping on a glass of wine, take an art class or host a private event, the gallery has something for everyone.

The Art & The Artists

Art displayed in one of the rooms at Canary Gallery. Photo via Canary Gallery

Canary Gallery is currently home to works from 23 different artists, both local and from around the world. Inside the gallery, you can find almost any style of art. For example, Billy Solitario prefers to paint en plein air, glimpses at landscapes and clouds. Meanwhile, Tatiana Kaupp introduces colorful interpretations of celebrations and landscapes, inspired by her time with folk artists in Mexico.

Learn more about the 23 artists that exhibit their work at Canary Gallery:

Are you an artist? Click here to learn more about displaying your art at Canary Gallery.

Open for Events

Canary Gallery is a beautiful & unique place for a wedding! Photo via Canary Gallery

Canary Gallery isn’t just an art gallery—it also doubles as a unique event venue. In the past, Canary Gallery has been used for rehearsal dinners, baby showers, weddings, corporate events, fashion shows, birthday parties and much more!

Click here to learn more about hosting an event at Canary Gallery.

Pop by for a visit

It’s impossible to miss Canary Gallery in downtown Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Canary Gallery recently reopened for business on October 7th, with new hours and updated social distancing requirements. Be sure to drop by, grab a glass of wine and view the beautiful art displayed in this one-of-a-kind gallery.

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.