Birmingham Art Crawl says goodbye + how to still support the arts

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Saturdays are meant for art. Photo via Birmingham Art Crawl

From bar crawls to art crawls, this city has something for everyone. Sadly, The Magic City is saying goodbye to Birmingham Art Crawl after many years of it highlighting local artists.

Birmingham Art Crawl, we will miss you

Birmingham Art Crawl
Artes & M.A.D. Crystals shows off some cool art. Photo via Birmingham Art Crawl

Birmingham has enjoyed Second Saturdays with the Crawl since 2014. Started by Miranda McPherson and Richard Burton, this nonprofit promoted and partnered with local artists and businesses to give them a space to show off their talent, on downtown Birmingham roads and in the Pizitz Building. Also, the Crawl helped The Magic City engage with and support art. The Crawl featured all kinds of art, including:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Fiber
  • Graphic Design
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking

After seven years, the Crawl decided it’s time to say goodbye. The founders and Crawl community hope Birmingham continues to explore the arts.

Birmingham artists still need your support

Birmingham Art Crawl
Never too young to support the arts. Photo via Birmingham Art Crawl

Even though we may be saying goodbye to the Crawl, we don’t have to say goodbye to the artists it supported! Some of the artists and businesses the Crawl supported include:

The Crawl may have decided it’s time is over, but we look forward to continue engaging with the arts.

“It was always about more opportunities for local artists, and about having more art and artists in downtown Birmingham.

We have enjoyed the past seven years, and loved seeing many of the artists reach well beyond the Art Crawl. We will miss the monthly Crawl, but know that the Birmingham art scene will continue to grow and prosper.”  

– Richard Burton, Founder, Birmingham Art Crawl

This nonprofit will be going out with a bang after hosting its final annual Deck the Ham competition this December. Get ready to support this nonprofit at its last event.

What’s your favorite memory of the Crawl? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know!

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Selah Vetter
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