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The Happening on 2nd

October 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

58d0463ccc8f120e1b73024ac086733a The Happening on 2nd
Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Let’s celebrate! 35 years of innovation. 35 years of exploration. 35 years of educating. 35 years of artmaking. In honor of 35 years of doing what we love and helping individuals understand contemporary art, we believe it is time to celebrate – the Space One Eleven way!

You’re invited to join us for our momentous 35th ARTiversary at The Happening on 2nd – a fun-filled arts and music street party on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Second Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. The event will provide the whole family with an unforgettable experience promoting art and entertainment while celebrating 35 years of artmaking.

This arts extravaganza is an invitation to all who enjoy the vibrant energy and excitement of live performances and visual arts. 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!

Bring a lawn chair and stay awhile! Experience some of the city’s best local musical talent with performances by Teenage Daddy, Alabama School of Fine Arts Youth Jazz Band, and solo artist Dominique Posey, as seen on American Idol; in addition to a sci-fi Latino noir solo performance by special guest Jose Torres-Tama. Elias Hendricks, Birmingham native and international entertainer, will emcee this event.

The Happening on 2nd is all about the love of art and community, and we invite you to join us for a fun filled fall day! Attendees can indulge in the unique variety of cuisine options from Cantina on Wheels, Krazy Good BBQ, and Street Cafe food trucks. A selection of refreshing beverages will be available from Coca-Cola Bottling Company United as well as local craft beer and signature cocktails from Ghost Train Brewery!

Tickets are $20 per person, which includes entry into the event and all activities. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Food and drink sold separately. Street parking and parking in public lots will be limited, so we recommend using ridesharing services. No outside food and drink will be permitted.

The Happening on 2nd would not be possible without our gracious sponsors which include Alabama Art Supply, Warren Arrasmith, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Susan Colvin, EBSCO, Eco Three, Forstall Art Supply, Ghost Train Brewery, Alex Goldsmith, Jemison Investment Company, Paperworkers Local, Standard Heating and Air, and Vulcan Materials Company. Additional support comes from Space One Eleven’s Board of Directors, 35th Anniversary Committee members, Space One Eleven staff, and volunteers.

Follow us on social media @ArtBhamSOE on Facebook, @SpaceOneEleven on Instagram and @artbhamsoe on Twitter!


October 15, 2022
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Space One Eleven Arts Center
2409 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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