8 Birmingham galleries and events art enthusiasts will love

Studio 2500 in North Birmingham. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Here at Bham Now, we love supporting local art and the artists that make it. Keep reading to check out some incredible art galleries and art events you should attend!

1. Samford Arts

Samford Arts
Fluid and Cells: 160 Days of Cancer, Chemotherapy, and Courage. (Samford Arts)

Whether you prefer performance or visual arts, Samford Arts has a full schedule of fun and inspiring events. Here are some events you’ll want to attend:

  • The Sum of Our Parts: Art & Design Faculty Exhibition—Jan. 13-Feb. 3: This event features works from Samford’s very own professors of Art and Design. You can expect art from the Studio Art, Graphic Design, Game Design, Architecture and Interior Design departments.
  • Pianist Misha Dichter—Jan. 25: Pianist Misha Ditcher will perform brilliant pieces at Brock Recital Hall.
  • The Laramie Project—Feb. 3-6: Thespians this one is for you. Watch this theatre performance as it covers documentary interviews, court recordings and personal journals of real-life events.


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Lily Reeves and the Paradise Boys, “Ice Architect”, 2018, Wall-mounted argon-filled glass with video projection. Courtesy of the Paradise Boys, Lily Reeves, and Krista Davis.

Heal your soul by attending Lily Reeves’ Between Futures exhibit at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. This Birmingham-born artist strikes wonder with neon art. This is something you don’t want to miss.

3. Canary Gallery

Canary Gallery. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

The Canary Gallery is an event space that promotes good art for good people. Stop by their event space to enjoy art made by local painters, sculptors and more.

Sign up to host your own event or take an art class. Remember art is meant to be shared!

4. Studio 2500

Have you been to Studio 2500 recently? (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Studio 2500 is hosting Art For Justice Day, a paint day for kids 9 and up. Come down to create inspiring art about justice with local artists. The event is free and welcome to all, whether or not you have any painting skills.

5. Vino

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Head over to Vino’s beautiful patio for a romantic night. (via Vino’s Facebook)

Wine, dine and view fine art in the English Village. Reserve your table on Vino’s outdoor patio for an elegant night of wine tastings and art appreciation. In addition to the patio that overlooks the English Village, you can experience a functioning art gallery with beautiful art on display.

6. Studio By The Tracks

Check out art from local artists. (via Studio by the Track’s Facebook)

Forage through the collection of artworks made by folks on the autism spectrum at Studio By The Tracks. Located in what was once a little home, this little shop is a magical experience for local art lovers. Support your community and visit them soon!

7. Space One Eleven

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Art is for everybody. (via Space One Eleven on Facebook)

On January 21 at 5:30 PM, make your way to Studio One Eleven’s exhibition celebrating their 35 Years of Artmaking. Partake in SOE’s history of promoting social justice through the visual arts. Some of the artists that will be featured will be present, so this is your chance to make connections in the Birmingham art scene.

8. Blue Phrog Gallery

If you’re a fan of regional art, then stop by the Blue Phrog. They have a diverse range of pottery, jewelry and paintings from local artists. This gallery is all about sharing, so don’t be a stranger.

Going to any of these events? Tag us in your pics @bhamnow and don’t forget to use #BhamNow.

Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

Art enthusiast and expert on all things tea.

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