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Established in 1970 by a group of citizens dedicated to the arts, The Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc. is the Arts Division of the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority.

The Mission of The Arts Council is to promote and encourage the arts and humanities in Tuscaloosa County. The Arts Council serves as the umbrella organization for 50 Member Organizations, offers educational programs and manages the historic Bama Theatre and the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center.

Member Organizations are local nonprofit arts and cultural groups that contribute to the local arts community through their programming and educational services.

The Bama Theatre is a historic theatre located in downtown Tuscaloosa surrounded by restaurants and nightlife. The theatre has been a Tuscaloosa feature since 1938 and continues as a venue for entertainment and art. 

The Arts Council is in the process of restoring the former Allen & Jemison building on the corner of 7th Street and Greensboro Avenue on the same block as the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. This historic building will be transformed into the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center (CAC), which will become a hub for the arts in Tuscaloosa.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa.  For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. 

Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for more information.

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2014-15






2014 - 15

Annual Report 2013-14

2013 - 14

Annual Report 2012-13

2012 - 13


Annual Report 2011-12