Visual art plays a vital role in the yearly operation of The Arts Council. Competitions for both local artists and students are featured in the Junior League Gallery and individual and group exhibits are held in both the JLG and the Greensboro Room Gallery.
Art Night takes place on the first Thursday of the month from 9-5 pm in downtown Northport and Tuscaloosa and is free to the public. Local galleries and their artists are featured in an “open house” which also includes refreshments and live music at some venues. Patrons can visit galleries in any order which is convenient, but are encouraged to visit all to take advantage of what is offered. Exhibit openings at galleries at the Bama Theatre and on the campus of The University of Alabama may also coincide with Art Night.