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COMMUNITY ARTS

Create Birmingham envisions a city where public art plays a key role in creating a more inclusive and vibrant community. We believe that public art projects should center not only beauty but also authenticity, equity, and functionality. 

Each project is an opportunity to bring local artists and community members together to create context and connection in the present while celebrating our rich history and shaping our shared future. 

Create Birmingham offers free professional development for local artists and serves as a key creative partner for local organizations, businesses, and municipalities. We also provide resources and information on local, regional, and national opportunities for Birmingham area artists.

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ASPHALT ART INITIATIVE

We encourage you to learn more about our current public art project, the Asphalt Art Initiative, and to email  to learn more about how we can help you advance your community’s collective vision by giving artists and residents a voice through public art.

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THE CURB MAKERS MARKET IN TRUSSVILLE

Create Birmingham is partnering with The Curb to present a community arts event and makers market. We will co-host two markets this year to support makers and artists who are interested in participating. The first market is on Saturday, June 4th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. This is a wonderful event that showcases outstanding creative work in Trussville.

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THE WORLD GAMES YES PROGRAM

The World Games 2022 and Create Birmingham have created a workshop series to help young entrepreneurs develop their marketing skills. Students will attend five virtual workshops and develop business strategies to later implement during The World Games 2022. Each student will maintain a booth at The World Games Merchant Market, where they will have the opportunity to showcase and sell products to an international market. A portion of the sales will be donated to Birmingham Promise.

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GRAFFICA LIVE!

Film Birmingham / Create Birmingham is proud to sponsor GRAFFICA LIVE!, a free public event will take place Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 from 4:30- 6:30 pm, during National Poetry Month, in conjunction with and funded in part by, the 2022 Magic City Poetry Festival (founded by Alabama Poet Laureate Ashely M. Jones). The evening will be hosted by national Trainer and Activist, T. Marie King, and will include live performances by Artists from the film; distinguished African Drum Company, Sahi Ohn Ko Djony, choreography for dancers from the Alabama School of Fine Arts by world renowned Choreographer and ASFA Dance Instructor, Germaul Barnes, a short talk/performance from Artist/Creator/Director, Yogi Dada. And original poetry performances by local Birmingham Students.

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MAGIC CITY ART CONNECTION CULTURAL PARTNER

Create Birmingham is excited to be a premier Cultural Partner at the 39th Magic City Art Connection, April 22 - 24, 2022. This partnership extends to providing a professional platform for the region's artists, leadership appointments for young adults, volunteer and exhibition training for high school and university students, and a place for our best nonprofit cultural organizations to meet an enthusiastic audience. Come and enjoy excellent art, great eats and drinks, music and camaraderie, MCAC is a springtime destination in the region and a cultural platform for outreach, entertaining, and goodwill for the community.