EVENT ALERT: Celebrate Space One Eleven’s 35th ARTiversary on Saturday, Oct. 15

Space One Eleven Event
Come see unique art at Space One Eleven’s ARTiversary. (Space One Eleven)

Art lovers, there’s a can’t-miss event coming up, and you’ll want to be a part of it. Head to Space One Eleven Arts Center on Saturday, October 15 for The Happening on 2nd. Keep reading to see why you’ll want to join. Buy tickets.

Art, music, games + fun

Space One Eleven Event
A great way to celebrate art with the whole family. (Space One Eleven)

This arts extravaganza is an invitation to all who enjoy the vibrant energy and excitement of live performances and visual art. They have an amazing lineup of fun all day for everyone in the family to come and enjoy.

  • 1:30-1:40PM: Welcome By SOE & Emcee Elias Hendricks — Birmingham native and a singer of multiple genres: performing opera, musical theater and soul music.
  • 1:40-2PM: Dala Tribal Bellydance — a community collective that teaches and performs FatChanceBellyDance® Style Bellydance
  • 2-2:45PM: Alabama School of Fine Arts Jazz Band — a Big Band instrumental ensemble comprised of a rhythm and horn section.
  • 2:45-4:15PM: Teenage Daddy — a collaboration of Southeastern musicians who play a wide variety of 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Top 40, Hip Hop, Motown, Funk, Jazz and R&B. 
  • 4:25-4:45PM: Magic City Disco — a performance and parading krewe inspired by a love of funk and groove of 1970s and 1980s disco.
  • 4:45-5PM: Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers performance by José Torres-Tama — published poet, playwright, journalist, photographer and performer.
  • 5-6:30PM: Dominique Posey — shined singer who starred on Season 16 of American Idol.

That’s not all! Attendees can view the 35th Anniversary Art Exhibition, enjoy live music and performance, participate in art activities, including taking a spin at the pottery wheels, a public printmaking activity with Paperworkers Local, live portraits by Andy Jordan, childrens’ face painting with Painted Personalities, and a Kids’ Art Zone; in addition to performances and interactions with Hoop for Fitness, Dala Tribal Bellydancers, Tragic City Rollers, Magic City Disco, and roving characters. Food trucks will be onsite, and in true Southern fashion, there will be game day football viewing! 

Additionally, attendees can indulge in the unique variety of cuisine options from Cantina on Wheels, Krazy Good BBQ, and Street Cafe food trucks. Drink options will be available as well with a selection of refreshing beverages from Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and local craft beer and signature cocktails from Ghost Train Brewery.

All the deets

Space One Eleven Event
Celebrating diversity through art. (Space One Eleven)

Come hungry, because there will be food trucks onsite: Cantina on Wheels, Krazy Good BBQ and Street Cafe. You can also enjoy drinks from Coca-Cola Bottling Company United and craft beers and signature cocktails from Ghost Train Brewery.

The history of Space One Eleven

Karen Graffeo
Work from Karen Graffeo. (Space One Eleven)

Founded in 1986, Space One Eleven Arts Center is a non-profit visual arts organization that offers contemporary art exhibitions and art classes to the community while promoting social justice through the visual arts.

“As we celebrate 35 years as an organization, we look back at over 100 exhibitions of work by artists of regional, national and international significance. Everyone was so hungry for an exhibition space in the Deep South, a geographic area often overlooked and never considered a cultural destination, and so we began, and what an adventure it’s been!”

Peter Prinz, CEO and Co-Founder, Space One Eleven

At Space One Eleven, artists are able to voice their opinions on different social issues through the work of their art—without the fear of censorship. They look for diverse artists and those who may be overlooked or marginalized. This event will focus on all the creative and impactful work the center has displayed over the past 35 years. Buy tickets.

What art are YOU most interested in seeing at Space One Eleven’s 35th ARTiversary? Let us know @BhamNow on socials.

Emma Johnston
Emma Johnston
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