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The Year of Alabama Arts: Avondale and Kentuck, fall festivals galore

yoaa-image.jpgEarlier this week we talked about the beginning of The Year of Alabama Arts, taking a look at the women of Gees Bend. This year provides an opportunity for residents and visitors of Alabama to stop and take notice of all that is available to enjoy in terms of art and culture.

As we mentioned in that post, we’ll occasionally look at some of the events associated with the statewide celebration that are close by. We figured it would be best to talk about upcoming festivals as we wind up the first month of the celebration (which incidentally includes tonight’s party over at the Museum of Art).


Art in Avondale Park
Historic Avondale Art & Design District, Birmingham
October 27 & 28
Cost: Free

dreramblings-avondale-a.jpgThe 4th annual Art in Avondale Park festival takes place next weekend with an added twist. Merchants located in the Historic Avondale Art and Design District will be participating in an open house next Friday evening, October 27, from 4 – 9 p.m. Click here to view a PDF showing many of the participating businesses as well as the plan for Saturday’s events on October 28 (beginning at 9 a.m.). The rain date for the festival is Sunday, October 29. It’s a great idea for someone that wants to check out what’s going on in your own backyard.

It’s also great because the proceeds from the silent auction being held in conjunction with the open house will benefit next year’s event. And there are few more enjoyable back yards in the City of Birmingham than the park that once served as the zoo for a young Magic City. It’s also cool because you get to see the dancing yellow guy all over the place too 🙂




Kentuck Festival of the Arts
Northport, AL
October 21 – 22
Cost: $15 for two day pass, $10 per day


For those interested in getting their art for two weeks in a row, you may want to consider making the drive down to Northport, AL tomorrow and/or Sunday for the Kentuck Festival of the Arts. Proceeds from the event will benefit the continued operation of this incredible jewel of a cultural center located literally just a stone’s throw away from downtown Tuscaloosa, AL. Those fearful of football crowds, take note: it’s an AWAY game vs. Tennessee. This still means that you may not want to venture down there wearing anything orange if you can help it.

We’ll add some more as we find out about them.

Enjoy the weekend.


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