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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release                                           
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood, 205-758-5195, x6, pr@tuscarts.org
Sandra Wolfe, 205-758-5195, x3, director@tuscarts.org




(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) Representatives from local arts and cultural organizations will gather at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 12 for “Community Arts Conversations”. 11 groups from Tuscaloosa County will be featured from 5-7 p.m. in this free event open to the public.

Organized by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the goal of the event is introduce local cultural organizations to the public and provide information about them and their staff on a personal level.  Citizens might be familiar with most of the groups, but never have the chance to meet the performers or administrators and discuss their craft and contribution to the community face to face. All groups will be offering a creative display plus additional items such as promotional materials, season brochures and reduced pricing for upcoming events. Ticket giveaways for upcoming events, books and other items will also take place.

A number of participating performing arts organizations will also be showcased in the Black Box Theatre, offering excerpts from theatrical or musical works. Organizations with displays and/or performances include:

The Dance Initiative  5-5:15 p.m.

Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre  5:15-5:30 p.m.

The Actor's Charitable Theatre  5:30-5:45 p.m.

Alabama Choir School  5:45-6 p.m.

Theatre Tuscaloosa  6-6:15 p.m.

Tuscaloosa Community Dancers  6:15-6:30 p.m.

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra  6:30-6:45 p.m.

The Alabama Blues Project  6:45-7 p.m.

The Tuscaloosa Public Library

Creative Campus

The University of Alabama Opera Guild

“Our local arts organizations go above and beyond to enrich our quality of life in Tuscaloosa County. This event will allow local citizens to meet the people responsible for the outstanding performances and cultural events in this area,” said Sandra Wolfe, Executive Director of The Arts Council.

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



For press inquiries and other public relations matters please contact:

Kevin Ledgewood