The Arts Council Gallery

Through February 23, 2024

Alabama Blues Project’s 14th Annual Evening of Art and Blues
“Harlem Nights” Preview Exhibit through February 23
Culminating with

Evening of Arts and Blues on Februrary 23 from 7 – 10 p.m.

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.

Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.alabamablues.org.

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 info@alabamablues.org 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 tuscarts.org for further information.

Coming Up in March

Tuscaloosa County School System Fine Arts Showcase
Opening on March 1 from 5 – 7 p.m. during First Friday

Exhibit ends March 28

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host the annual Tuscaloosa County School System Fine Arts Showcase March 1-28, 2024 in The Arts Council Gallery and Black Box Theatre at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. An exhibit of select visual art comprised of art students from the TCSS secondary schools will open on March 1 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk. Each art teacher will select seven to ten pieces for the display in a variety of media. The exhibit will conclude on Thursday, March 28.

Also featured during the First Friday portion of the Showcase will be performances by the Brookwood Elementary Chorus, led by Amber Hartley, at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Tuscaloosa County High School Jazz Band.

Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4 p.m.  For more information about all gallery events taking place on First Friday and the locations, visit www.firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.

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

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The Arts Council Gallery is available to artists by invitation only. 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.

Gallery Layout & Dimensions

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

Open to artists by invitation only.