5 highlights from the Original Makers Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art, including Hot Tag restaurant pop-up

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The Cedric Burnside Project warms up. (Photo by author for Bham Now)

Did you catch the Original Makers Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art this past weekend? Good news, Bham Now was there to capture the best moments—PLUS you can catch the exhibit through December.

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Life in 5 folk art themes: Check out The Original Makers Festival at the Birmingham Museum of Art on June 16

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Pine Burr or Petal Quilt, about 1960 –1970, made in Tuscaloosa, cotton, wool, polyester, nylon, silk and corduroy (via artsbma.org)

Something about folk art always grabs me. It may be rustic, the product of a self-taught artist. It may be utilitarian and intricate, like an heirloom quilt. But it always captures something intangible and raw about the everyday human experience. No surprise, I can’t wait for The Original Makers Festival on June 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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