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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.

February Exhibit:

2nd Annual Exhibit in Recognition of Black History Month and
Community Arts Conversations

Exhibit Dates: February 7-28
Opening Reception: February 7 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday
Community Arts Conversations: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host Community Arts Conversations and the second annual exhibit in recognition of Black History Month at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Taking place on First Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, the exhibit reception will be open from 5-8 p.m. and Community Arts Conversations will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public, numerous groups from Tuscaloosa County will be featured in an expo style at tables during Community Arts Conversations from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall. Established by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa in 2012, the goal of the event is to introduce local cultural organizations to the public and provide information about the groups and their staff on a personal level. Ticket giveaways for upcoming events and other promotional initiatives will also take place.

Also on First Friday, the opening of a juried exhibit in recognition of Black History Month will take place from 5-8 p.m. in The Arts Council Gallery. Only original two- and three-dimensional works by artists living in Bibb, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Perry, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa and Walker Counties were eligible. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m.

The featured caterer for First Friday will be Taziki's Mediterranean. Visit www.firstfridaytuscaloosa.com for a complete list of First Friday participants and their exhibits.



Gallery Application for Exhibit

Email completed application to Sharron Rudowski 

Gallery Layout and Dimensions

Gallery Hours:
9:00am-12:00pm & 
1:00-4:00 pm

First Friday Hours:
Noon to 8:00 pm

February First Friday Caterer - Taziki's Mediterrian  

Professional Bar Services provided by Casual Class Bar Services