For Immediate Release                                             
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood, 205-758-5195, x6,
Sandra Wolfe, 205-758-5195, x3,


(Tuscaloosa, AL)  Representatives from local arts and cultural organizations will be gathered at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 for “Community Arts Conversations.”  Twenty-six groups will be present from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., offering both information and promotional items to the public during this free event. 

Organized by The Arts Council, 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 such as demonstrations by potter Jerry Brown (Northwest AL Arts Council, Hamilton, AL) and an appearance by Ludwig van Beethoven (courtesy of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra).  Discounted pricing for upcoming events will also be offered by individual groups according to their specific activities, and tours of the Amphitheater will also be available to patrons during the event.

Participating entities include:
Alabama Art Kitchen
Barber Shop Harmony Society
Children’s Hands on Museum
Kentuck Museum Association
Northwest Alabama Arts Council
Paul R. Jones Gallery
Paul W. Bryant Museum
Prentice Concert Chorale
Shelton State Community College
Slash Pine Press
Stillman College
The Actor’s Charitable Theatre
The Alabama Blues Project
The Arts Council
The University of Alabama – Department of Theatre and Dance
The University of Alabama Press
The University of Alabama Creative Campus
The University of Alabama School of Music
Theatre Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre
Tuscaloosa Community Dancers
Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society
Tuscaloosa Museum of Arts:  Home of the Westervelt Collection
Tuscaloosa Public Library
Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra
West Alabama Quilters Guild

For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre visit or follow the group on Facebook at “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and on Twitter.  Call 205-758-5195 for further information.