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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.

Upcoming Exhibit

Black History Month Art Exhibition featuring African American Artists and Community Arts Conversations

Exhibit Dates: February 1-25
Reception: February 1 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday and Community Arts Conversations from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host Community Arts Conversations and an exhibit in recognition of Black History Month at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Taking place on First Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 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 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. A number of participating performing arts organizations will also be showcased in the Black Box Theatre, offering excerpts from theatrical or musical works.

Organizations performing include:

5:30 p.m.-Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre

6 p.m. -Alabama Blues Project

6:30 p.m.-Theatre Tuscaloosa

7 p.m. -Tuscaloosa Community Dancers

Also on First Friday, the opening of an exhibit in recognition of Black History Month will take place from
5-8 p.m. in The Arts Council Gallery. Artists include Yvonne Wells, students from The University of Alabama, and artists from the West Alabama area including Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Jefferson counties.

Visit www.firstfridaytuscaloosa.com for a complete list of First Friday participants and their exhibits.

Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. and noon-8 p.m. on First Fridays.  For more information about First Friday and a list of participating galleries, visit www.firstfridaytuscaloosa.com.

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



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