5 holiday gift ideas for any budget at Four Corners Gallery in Birmingham (plus before/after photos)

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  • A restored version of an old photo. It depicts a woman holding a child.

The shopping season has begun, and it’s time to pick the perfect holiday gift. Fortunately, Birmingham has fantastic local shops like Four Corners Gallery to help you find something for everyone on your shopping list.

Ranging from photo restoration to custom framing, the team at Four Corners has everything you need to give a gift from the heart and stay on budget. Contact Four Corners Gallery today and put a personal touch on your holiday gifts this year. 

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Celebrate the holidays at The Pizitz’s Festival of Trees, December 1 from 12-5PM in Birmingham

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Here’s a little sneak peak at some of the trees you’ll see in The Enchanted Forest. Photo via The Pizitz

The Pizitz in downtown Birmingham is kicking off the holiday season at the Festival of Trees on Sunday, December 1, from 12-5PM. This free celebration is jam-packed with holiday fun, including the unveiling of The Pizitz’s first-ever holiday art exhibit called “The Enchanted Forest.”

RSVP today, and don’t miss this holiday spectacular in Birmingham. The Festival of Trees is going to be a blast!

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Change lives by volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Birmingham – Find out how

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Meals on Wheels and United Way of Central Alabama. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Meals on Wheels works diligently to serve homebound seniors throughout Jefferson County by delivering hot meals and providing safety checks five days a week to qualified individuals who are unable to shop for groceries or prepare meals for themselves. 

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4 reasons to get excited about The World Games 2021, coming to Birmingham in July 2021

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Opening ceremonies for The World Games 2017. Photo via The World Games

Marking the 40th anniversary of The World Games, and for the first time since the 1981 debut, The World Games 2021 is returning to the United States. Of course, we couldn’t be more stoked that it will be held right here in Birmingham! Stay informed on all things related to The World Games 2021 by subscribing here.

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3 things you may not know about Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema at The Pizitz (GIVEAWAY)

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We’re all low-key obsessed with Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The Pizitz is one of my favorite places in Birmingham. It’s amazing how much there is to do inside one historic building. You can live and work, enjoy great food and drinks in The Pizitz Food Hall, indulge in some shopping and even see a movie at the newly opened Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema. Pick a film and get your tickets.

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Virginia Samford Theatre’s production of You Can’t Take It With You, coming to Birmingham November 1-10

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Penny (Jan Hunter), Paul (Chuck Duck) and Alice (Katie Milligan) – just a few members of the Sycamore family. Photo by Mary Margaret Relfe

The second show of Virginia Samford Theatre’s 2019-2020 season is the timeless and hilarious play You Can’t Take It With You. It hits the stage on November 1 and runs through November 10. Catch the show on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets today.

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Check out Four Corners Gallery’s photo retouching services here in Birmingham (with before/after photos)

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Four Corners Gallery CEO Carla Hamilton showcasing panel after panel of framing options. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Do you ever pause to consider the idea that you’re constantly carrying around a photo album (and by that I mean your phone)? Thankfully, Birmingham businesses like Four Corners Gallery exist to remind us that we don’t have to keep our memories in the digital world. Four Corners Gallery not only offers professional printing services, it also offers the expert hand of a photo specialist.

With a little retouching here and there, your Insta-worthy photos can also be wall-worthy for you or a loved one. Contact Four Corners Gallery today and take your photos from your Instagram grid to the gallery wall of your dreams. 😉 

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Birmingham’s Moss Rock Festival is happening Nov. 2-3 @ The Preserve

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A beautiful day at Moss Rock Festival 2017. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

We are less than 2 weeks away from Birmingham’s Moss Rock Festival, and I can’t wait! This fall festival is a great reason to round up a few friends who enjoy festival food, beer gardens and shopping for locally made art and goods. The 14th annual festival is happening at The Preserve on November 2-3, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday. Purchase advance tickets to Moss Rock Festival today and get ready for an exciting weekend. 

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Get ready for another amazing Moss Rock Festival! Coming November 2-3 at The Preserve

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Catch me perusing every single one of these booths in November at Moss Rock Festival 2019. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

It’s fall, y’all! That means Moss Rock Festival 2019 is coming up. Birmingham’s Moss Rock Festival is considered an eco-creative event with a few primary focuses: Art+Design, SmartLIVING and Nature. This year, the festival takes place at The Preserve on November 2-3, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday. Purchase your tickets to the 14th Annual Moss Rock Festival today. 

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Be smart! Support The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham at Smart Party, October 10 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Haven

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All smiles at Smart Party 2018. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham

It’s time to join The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham at the 8th Annual Smart Party. This year’s Smart Party will be held at Haven on Thursday, October 10 from 5:30-7:30 PM. For the first time ever, Smart Party is also offering a VIP Experience that you won’t want to miss.

So, purchase Smart Party tickets today. Proceeds help The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham create more opportunities for Alabama women and their families.

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Innovate Birmingham is offering scholarships to local college students. Learn how to apply

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Students hard at work. Photo via Innovate Birmingham

It’s a great time to be a college student in Birmingham, especially if you’re interested in technology. Enter Innovate Birmingham. Their mission is to connect up-and-coming local talent to numerous tech employers here in the Magic City. One way Innovate Birmingham does this is by offering scholarships to local college students. 

Students attending UAB, Lawson State Community College, or Jefferson State Community College and studying tech may be eligible. Apply for one of Innovate Birmingham’s scholarships today.

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Barber Vintage Festival returns to Birmingham for 15th annual event. Friday-Sunday, October 4-6

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This is just glimpse of some of the incredible vintage vehicles you may see at the festival. Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Birmingham’s 15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, presented by BMW Motorrad, returns on October 4-6 . This annual event is the perfect way to kick start the fall festival season.

Don’t miss out on the world’s largest vintage motorcycle event in the country. Get your tickets to the festival today.

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We’ve got the deets on the Alabama Multicultural Street Fair at The Pizitz. Plus, win $100 to spend on food + merch

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Get ready to party at The Pizitz with AMOR. Photo via AMOR

The Pizitz and Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) are hosting Alabama Multicultural Street Fair in Birmingham on Sunday, September 29 from 12-5 p.m. For one day only, local artists, vendors, musicians and cultural dancers will come together and celebrate Alabama’s cultural diversity. Did we mention that this is a FREE event? 

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Opening September 19th. Legally Blonde: The Musical hits the stage at Virginia Samford Theatre

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This is actress Shelby Terrell, dolled up and living her theater dream as Elle Woods! Photo via Virginia Samford Theatre

Nearly 20 years ago, I met my favorite lawyer: Elle Woods. And starting September 19 through October 6, Birmingham will get to experience her bubbling blonde brilliance live on stage during Virginia Samford Theatre’s three week run of Legally Blonde: The Musical. This show is the first of the theater’s 2019-2020 season, and I couldn’t be more excited. Find out why and grab your tickets here!

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The latest updates to Birmingham’s Denham Building are breathtaking. Take a look!

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Stunning at every angle, the Denham Building sets the new standard for modern renters. (Matthew Niblett/Bham Now)

The progress on the Denham Building in Birmingham’s Parkside area is well underway. We recently toured the building and previewed its latest developments – and I’m completely obsessed!

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