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The Arts Council

Established in 1970 by a group of citizens dedicated to the arts, 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.

Visit our 50th Anniversary Timeline here.

Learn more about The Arts Council...

10 Reasons to Support the Arts by Americans for the Arts

Announcements & Events

Timeline of Events, Upgrades, and Grants Received throughout the Pandemic in 2020 and 2021


Recent Donations and Memorials

Thank you and welcome to new and returning Arts Council Members

Special Thanks to those who made 
Memorial Contributions in memory of individuals


The Bama Theatre and Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center are available for rental with reduced capacity and CDC GUIDELINES in place among both employees and patrons.


The programs featured on this site are made possible in part by support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.