Here we go!
The MySpace Revolution continues
Checking my MySpace account last night I realized that there was a new page out there, one for the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Art on the Rocks events. For those of you that were not able to attend last year, imagine turning your art museum into a “club” once a month. Great food, incredible music and, oh yeah, you’re getting to enjoy the largest municipal art museum in the Southeast. They’re just the latest group that’s decided to use MySpace as a marketing tool, as have others we’ve recently talked about on the blog. Click here to view the “regular” website that includes the current schedule of events for the summer.
Art is in the air this weekend in the Southeast
This weekend many of my friends from college will be swarming into Savannah, GA to take part in the annual Sidewalk Art Festival. The festival transforms the city’s Forsyth Park into a showcase of the college’s talent, past and future. I’ve been quite slammed in recent weeks and just couldn’t justify the six-hour drive, especially with current gas prices and the fact that I’d be missing out on our own Magic City Art Connection. The MCAC begins this morning with busloads of children making their way into the city center to enjoy a weekend filled with art, music and people mingling. It definitely provides an opportunity to see what it will be like down here on a regular basis as downtown’s population grows. Both events have done their part in shaping the downtown experience in both cities.
One day I will slow down
I did go to the Birmingham MySpace event last night, though I’m thinking I left early before the crowds appeared. I think part of the reason was because there was so much stuff going on last night and so much more stuff going on over the weekend that my social meter was on overload. There were at least eight events going on last night, though I was quite happy to spend my evening talking with recently made acquaintances. We ended up in Pepper Place, where the new Mental Floss offices are. There was also the Urban Farm meeting downtown and the New Williams Loft open house, a TechCouncil meeting (loosely based on the Civic Organization Roundtable concept) on 280 and a few other things. Sitting outside trying to enjoy the warm weather has probably caused me to now have to turn into a pumpkin early today as I’m feeling slightly sick. Probably the one thing that I know we should all remember in doing all of this stuff is that it’s supposed to be fun. It’s the one thing I’ve found myself having to remember. Plus now I have to make sure I’m rested up for The Birmingham Bowl. Here’s the story courtesy of the Birmingham News, telliing of post season college football returning to the “Football Capital of the South”.
Thanks for reading!
For those that have stumbled across this site for the first time this week due to heightened awareness, thanks for stopping by. I’m normally a little more coherent, however it has been a hectic week at work; one that will continue for a few more. But I hope that you’ll find what I write interesting at least. If you have any comments, let me hear ’em.
Have a great weekend!