How to get & give help in 2021 for Birmingham creatives, including grants

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Don’t forget to support our local art shops, museums and galleries. Photo via Forstall Art Center

The past year has been a devastating blow for many Birmingham creatives as theaters closed, shows were cancelled and art was put on hold. As we trudge into the next month of the pandemic, find out how you can keep your creativity afloat and how others can support you.

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5 stunning works you need to see from “All Things Bright and Beautiful” at the BMA


All Things Bright and Beautiful
“All Things Bright and Beautiful” by Amy Sherald serves as inspiration for the exhibition. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

In a year marked with sadness, All Things Bright and Beautiful seeks to celebrate the joy you can find even in the darkest of times. Learn about this stunning exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) and why it serves an important purpose.

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New grant gives Alabama artists much-needed support through pandemic

“Infantree Project” by Larry Thompson, 2015 featured at Space One Eleven. Photo via Space One Eleven

The creative community suffered great loss in 2020, but the Verdant Fund provided a welcome relief to Alabama artists. The new initiative distributed $76,000 in emergency grants to creatives across the state affected by COVID-19. Learn more about how this impacted Birmingham and beyond, as well as future plans for the fund.

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Indian Springs Christmas Shoppe

Join us on Thursday, December 3rd from 3pm-7pm to shop around for art and Christmas decor for yourself and loved ones. We will have artists that create jewelry, pottery, woodworking, leather, wall art, soaps, candles, & more! This is your one stop shop for locally made art this holiday season, so don’t miss out. This event is free to the public and we can’t wait to meet you at the Indian Springs Town Hall!

205 By Design

Bison Ridge Leather Company

Cathy Jo Wheeler Art

Infinite Soaps

Lindsey Kelly Pottery

Obsessions Jewelry

South and Main

*Parking is in the field to the left of the town hall building!

A look into 5 Birmingham art organizations + how to get involved

Tim Poe of the Thomas Project showing his artwork he’s dubbed “Eglomise’ with Reflective Elements”. Photo via Bham Now

Art organizations are part of what makes Birmingham shine so bright, but they’re hurting the most during the era of COVID-19. Supporting our most creative in the Magic City doesn’t always look like a donation‚ although those definitely don’t hurt! Give back by attending events, taking a class, sharing their messages on social and more.

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Swing into Spring; Local Brands for Sustainable Living

Liz Lane Gallery is proud to present a home market with a curated election of vendors that share our vision for a more beautiful, sustainable home and world!
Sweet Peas Garden Shop will be here for all your plant needs!
Clean Up Products for body care and kitchen ware to reduce your plastic.
Breaking Bread, local, handmade bagels and specialty breads.
Gachi Tea for ethically sourced organic teas.
Artist Kellie Newsome will also be live painting her bright, springy florals!
Sierra Club will also be present to share information about local environmental action and how to get involved!

Holiday Sip N’ Shop at Forstall Art Center

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Join Forstall Art Center for our 12th Annual Holiday Sip N Shop!! Phillip will grace us with his famous home cooking! We’ll be serving grits and mimosas in the morning and gumbo and beer in the afternoon. EVERYTHING WILL BE 40% OFF THAT DAY ONLY! We’ll have artists leading hands-on demos, give away raffles and more!


November 23, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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215 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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Southern Made Creatives

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 11:00 pm

Get in THE MIX with Southern Made Creatives! A night of celebrating Southern Art, Hip Hop Culture, and local vendors!

Southern Made Creatives is an interactive art experience highlighting creatives and entrepreneurs from Birmingham and Atlanta! The Magic City’s thriving visual artists, creatives and small businesses will be showcasing their work, enjoy crafted signature cocktails while vibing out to southern hip hop classics and be sure to catch the live performances from up and coming local artists.

Hosted by B Lynn of 95.7 Jamz!

The Mix is a space for creatives to come together and share varying perspectives and to connect artists and entrepreurs of any facet. We are working to redefine the creative community in Birmingham by curating nontraditional art shows and industry networking mixers to inspire, connect, inform and equip millenials with the tools they need to build sustainable brands. We curate each of our events to be uniquely catered toward highlighting millenial creatives.


October 24, 2019
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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1001 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203 US
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