The Arts Council Gallery

The Arts Council Gallery located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is one of two galleries managed by The Arts Council. Meeting the demand for additional exhibit space in Tuscaloosa, the gallery hosts a variety of exhibits by artists from around Alabama and the Southeast as well as artists from our own community. Exhibits in The Arts Council Gallery at the CAC and the Junior League Gallery located in the Bama Theatre, are displayed on a rotating basis and are usually booked several months in advance.

The Arts Council Gallery is available by invitation only.

May 2022 Exhibit

Tuscaloosa County School System: “2022 Visual Arts Showcase”

Exhibit: May 6-25, 2022
First Friday Reception: May 6 from 5-7 p.m. CST

The TCSS Showcase will open on May 6 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk and will be comprised of works by both middle and high school students. Each art teacher will select seven to ten pieces with the display including a variety of media. There are six high schools, six middle schools and two intermediate schools in the TCSS.

Also featured during First Friday will be the third lantern workshop presented by Flow Tuscaloosa in the Black Box Theatre from
5 p.m.-7 p.m. The workshop is free and open to all ages. Workshop participants will work with artists to build lanterns that connect to the history and ecology of the Black Warrior River watershed, and in May, the group will gather with their lanterns for a parade down the Riverwalk. Visit for more information about the project.

The University of Alabama Gallery at DWCAC will feature the Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition of Ashlee René Thompson on display through May 6, 2022. The show, titled “Fragments,” will be open on First Friday, May 6 from 5-7 pm.

For more information about Flow Tuscaloosa visit, or flowtuscaloosa on Instagram.

Email completed application to Sheriah Gibson

Gallery Hours:
Weekdays from 9-4 p.m.

Fragmented and Forgotten by Artist Amber Quinn- July 2020

 Selected Pieces from The Permanent Collection- June 2020