"This work can be very emotionally charged. It never loses its impact. Art has a way of inspiring people and inviting them into a deeper and uncomfortable conversation."
"I wanted this place to be a more inviting space than many record stores tend to be.... Our goal is to be a space that makes people feel comfortable and welcome, purchasing whatever music they love. That’s why we make an effort to host community events that connect us to the city at large, more so than just being a retail store."
Little Amal, the internationally-celebrated 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, will be arriving in Birmingham, Alabama on October 11-12, 2023 as part of her epic 6,000-mile journey across the United States this fall.
Create Birmingham is launching a robust slate of technical assistance programs for creative entrepreneurs this fall, supporting ventures across creative commercial and nonprofit sectors.
"Black artists are already underrepresented, so for me to own a fine art gallery as a black male and artist, I’m trailblazing and setting a precedent for generations now and to come."