Birmingham bursts with artistic talents. One thing every creative needs is a space to explore their creativity and design. Birmingham’s Woodlawn community is offering a space for local artists to do just that. Let’s meet Commonplace, shall we?Continue reading “A look at Woodlawn’s new innovative space for local creatives”
Imagine, investigate, innovate. That’s what i3 stands for, and that philosophy is baked into everything i3 Academy does. We talked to parents of four students who started at the school when it opened in August 2020 to see what they would say to other parents who are considering applying. Lottery applications for this tuition-free K-6 public charter school are due by 11:59PM on January 18, 2021.Continue reading “These parents chose i3 Academy for their kids—here’s why. Apply for the lottery by Jan. 18”
If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for Instagram-worthy spots in Birmingham. Whether you want photos to celebrate a graduation or an engagement or you just want a fun socially-distanced way to spend time, check out these spots you might not have considered.Continue reading “9 Instagram-worthy spots in Birmingham for your next photos”
After living in Birmingham for nearly 6 years, I’ve come to love and appreciate the beautiful historic neighborhoods throughout The Magic City. I decided to learn more about a few of my favorites (and yes, I might be biased!).Continue reading “A walk in 5 historic Birmingham neighborhoods, including Forest Park”
If you haven’t heard, i3 Academy is a new tuition-free public charter school in Woodlawn. Their mission: to help students become change agents and problem solvers. They’re currently taking applications for the lottery for rising K-6 students. To learn more, we reached out to Mashonda Taylor and Dr. Tommy Bice. Here’s what they said.Continue reading “How i3 Academy fits into Woodlawn’s new vision—apply by Jan. 18, 2021”
Woodlawn Market is an urban street market in the heart of Historic Woodlawn. They are halfway through their 6th season, and on Saturday, August 10, they are hosting their first-ever night market from 5-9pm! Find all the details here.Continue reading “Party in the streets! Woodlawn Market to host first-ever night market August 10”
Here at Bham Now, we’re watching Woodlawn, and we’re happy to share a dozen events in Woodlawn that are happening this Summer.
Whether you’re a longtime Woodlawn resident, or have been meaning to check out the area, there’s something for everyone.Continue reading “Your guide to 12 events in Woodlawn this Summer, including Juneteenth June 22”
If you haven’t been to Woodlawn for a while, you’ve been missing out. This area is hopping, with an infusion of creativity and energy everywhere you turn.
Put “‘Southern’ Is Not a Style,” by New York Times writer Michael Venutolo-Mantovani on your reading list, Birmingham. The article highlights the style and community-minded spirit of Duquette and Morgan Johnston, owners of Club Duquette in Woodlawn.Continue reading “Local couple behind Club Duquette, a boutique in Woodlawn, featured in The New York Times”
Bayles Restaurant and Catering is creating an appetite for redevelopment in the Woodlawn area and satisfying a hunger for revitalization in the community!
The Birmingham Land Bank Authority (BLBA) was established to help facilitate the revitalization of Birmingham’s 99 neighborhoods, and because of their continued work they helped acquire 20 properties with the Woodlawn Foundation. The Woodlawn Foundation was founded on providing high quality, mixed-income and single-family housing options to Woodlawn residents.
When Cahaba Brewing premiered the first hyperlocal beer in its Proximity Series in June, it sold out in three hours. So long, strawberry blonde. I hardly knew ya. Hello, blackberry Dunkelweizen, the latest in the brewery’s collaboration with REV’s Urban Food Project. Continue reading “Cahaba Brewing goes hyperlocal: 14 places to get the latest Proximity Series release”
Birmingham offers its people just about everything they could ever need: impeccable restaurants, great music, active nightlife and amazing shopping. Whether you are on the hunt for a gift, a new outfit or just in the mood to browse, there is a boutique for you in just about every neighborhood in this city.
We sat down with Marcus Fetch, local muralist whose works were defaced on Tuesday evening. He told us how he’s feeing and what’s next. Continue reading “Mural artist of vandalized works speaks out”
Do you love to hunt for treasure? Want to find a designer coat for a couple of bucks or vintage vinyl? What if you knew that every penny goes to help needy Birmingham residents? Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift, tells us all about this Woodlawn gem in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store”