(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa is hosting a preview exhibit of works featured in the Alabama Blues Project’s 14th Annual Evening of Art and Blues through February 23, 2024, in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The display corresponds with the Blues Project’s annual fundraiser, “Harlem Nights,” on February 23rd and consists of donated art and crafts from local artists that will be auctioned off with proceeds benefitting the Alabama Blues Project.

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The 14th Annual “Evening of Art & Blues: Harlem Nights” will take place on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. This year the organization will celebrate some of the blues’ “fruits” in a nod back to jazzy “Harlem Nights,” along with more current hits performed by AJ and the Midnight Soulz. Alabama Blues Productions will also perform.

Hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, silent auction, and live auction with art and gifts from local artists and businesses will round out the evening.  Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for kids ages 8 to 17, and free for kids ages 7 and under. Reserved tables for 8 are $300. For sponsorship opportunities, contact (205) 752-6263.

The Alabama Blues Project is a nonprofit organization that has been preserving the history of the Blues and creating young musicians since 1995. To become a sponsor or for more information, email or call (205) 752-6263.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should follow and like “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” on Facebook and Instagram @tuscaloosaartscouncil. Call 205-758-5195 or visit for further information.