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The Arts Council Gallery

The Arts Council Gallery

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.

Exhibit openings at both The Arts Council and The University of Alabama Galleries in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center take place on First Fridays from 5-8 pm and are free and open to the public.

Current Exhibit

LaShonda Scott Robinson Exhibit"Woman of Color"
Artist: LaShonda Scott Robinson

Exhibit Dates: June 1-29
Reception: June 1 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday

Background: The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit of work by local artist LaShonda Scott Robinson at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center June 1-29, 2018. Titled “Woman of Color,” the display will feature the artist’s work in watercolor on paper. A reception honoring Robinson will take place on June 1 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday.  

Robinson’s art has been displayed in galleries in Ala., N.Y. and S.C. and was featured in the 2013 International Contemporary Masters 7 Art Book curated by World Wide Books Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif. Exhibits include: 2016 Spectrum Miami Art Show, The ArtBox Project, Miami, Fla.; 2016 Spectrum Miami Art Show, ART UpCLOSE, Miami, Fla.; 2016 Art Monaco, ART UpCLOSE, Monaco; 2015 Solo Exhibition, “Transformations: Designs of a Decade,” Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, Ala; 2015 West Alabama Juried Art Show, Bama Theatre, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; 2015 Southern Roots, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Robinson began painting with watercolors when she received a watercolor set for Christmas as a teenager. Because of its sentimentality, she has never switched over to oils, but she has introduced watercolor on canvas to her chosen media. She received a BA in Communications from The University of Alabama in 1996. For more information, visit www.lashondascottrobinson.com.

Upcoming Exhibit

LaShonda Scott Robinson Exhibit






"The Story So Far..."                            
Artist: Tony Brock

Exhibit Dates: July 6-27
Reception: July 6 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday

Background: Selected works by artist Tony Brock will be presented in an exhibit at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center July 6-27, 2018. Titled “The Story So Far…,” the display will feature 20 acrylic-on-canvas paintings, including some of the artist’s most recent and popular work. A reception honoring Brock will take place on July 6 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday.  

Brock, a full-time Art Director at Randall-Reilly, paints during his spare time. Inspired by 50 years of pop-culture, music, movies, comics, and monster magazines, he paints what he says makes him happy. Since his inaugural one-man show in 2010, Brock has participated in several gallery exhibits and arts festivals in Alabama including the annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts. He has also displayed his art at shows in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. He is a husband and father and has lived in Tuscaloosa for over 35 years.

During the reception, live music will be performed by the local band, Really Really Big Man.


Gallery Application for Exhibit

Email completed application to Sharron Rudowski 

Gallery Hours:



1:00-4:00 pm

First Friday Hours:

Noon to 8:00 pm