Art lovers, get ready—Birmingham Artwalk is back September 9-10 and you won’t want to miss it. This beloved festival transforms Downtown Birmingham into a stunning arts district with more than 80+ visual artists, live music, food, drinks and more. Read on for five reasons to attend this year’s free event.
1. It’s Birmingham Artwalk’s 20th celebration!
Can you believe it? This year marks the 20th anniversary of Birmingham Artwalk, one of the most anticipated and beloved fall events in The Magic City. Artwalk is a FREE two-day arts festival that uplifts our city and showcases established and emerging regional artists.
“Artwalk has been a big family affair. Since the beginning, our event has brought together the art community and Birmingham as a whole. Friday night as the crowds begin to flood in, you can feel the energy, and to witness old friends embracing in the streets of our beautiful city makes it all worth it.”Tony Diliberto, Birmingham Artwalk Chair
- What: Birmingham Artwalk
- When: Friday, September 9, 5-10PM | Saturday, September 10, 10AM-6PM
- Where: 20th Street and Morris Avenue to 4th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35234
- Price: FREE
With the work of more than 80+ visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors and children’s activities, it’s no wonder that year after year Artwalk draws more than 10,000 people to the streets of Downtown Birmingham.
“Our artists have always said that the Artwalk vibe is what they looked forward to every year. From street performers to the artists’ work, Artwalk has always been a celebration of creativity and we hope that it remains that way for years to come.”Tony Diliberto, Birmingham Artwalk Chair
2. You’ll get to explore the newly renovated Birmingham Green
Celebrating 20 years isn’t the only thing that makes this year’s festival unique. Birmingham Artwalk will be the very first festival to take place on the newly renovated Birmingham Green along 20th Street North.
Take a stroll along the lush and beautifully revitalized 20th Street North, with flexible cafe-style public seating, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements. The best part? The public art on display.
From stunning historic architecture to your favorite retail shops, restaurants and bars, you don’t want to miss your chance to bask in all that Birmingham has to offer.
3. You’ll support talented local + regional artists
Artwalk proudly hosts both established and emerging regional artists in the unique and architecturally rich setting of Downtown Birmingham. Whether you’re looking to splurge on an extravagant art piece or support local artists on a budget, there’s something at Artwalk waiting just for you.
From drawings and paintings to ceramics and photography, all mediums of art are celebrated and available at this diverse festival.
Participating artists are predominantly from Birmingham and surrounding communities, so it’s the perfect time to show some love and give back to local creatives.
Plan your Artwalk route now—browse the virtual gallery of Artwalk 2022 artists.
4. You’ll have fun with the whole family
No need to call the babysitter, Saturday afternoon is jam-packed with special children’s activities and fun for the whole family to enjoy. The Artwalk KidZone is open on Saturday from 11AM-3PM, where you can create your own “make and take” arts and crafts activity.
Plus, DJ Tony Rodio will there be setting the soundtrack for your Artwalk journey.
Note: Artwalk KidZone is available on Saturday ONLY.
5. The food + drinks are local AND delicious
What makes strolling through an exciting festival of art even better? Being close to your favorite Bham eats and drinks, of course! Birmingham Artwalk conveniently takes place along the same streets as fan-fave spots, including:
- Bamboo on 2nd
- Bistro Two Eighteen
- Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar
- Trattoria ZaZa
- and more. Check out the full list of businesses to support and explore along Artwalk.
Along the way, you can beat the heat with a refreshing cocktail featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka or your choice local beer brought to you by AlaBev. Looking for an alcohol-free option? No problem. Coca Cola Birmingham and Red Diamond Coffee & Tea will be serving up plenty of sodas, coffee, teas and other non-alcoholic beverages.
Birmingham Artwalk would like to give a shoutout to its title sponsor, Baked Brothers, a locally “grown” company with high-quality CBD + Delta 8 products. Learn more about their inspiring backstory here.
What are you waiting for? Mark your calendars for Friday, September 9 from 5-10PM and Saturday, September 10 from 10AM-6PM to enjoy all that Birmingham Artwalk has to offer.