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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


Simons Photo

“Visual Surprises: Hiding in Plain Sight"
A Photography Exhibit by Warren Simons

Exhibit Dates: November 2-30
Reception: November 2 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday



Background: The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present an exhibit of works by photographer Warren Simons Nov. 2-30, 2018 in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. Titled “Visual Surprises: Hiding in Plain Sight,” the exhibit will open with a reception on the Nov. 2 First Friday from 5-8 p.m.

Simons’ images express moments of clear, fresh connection with the visual world, creating beautiful, original compositions where eye, mind, and heart converge. He follows his own road of self-study, learning from photographers, painters, art teachers, writers, potters and poets. The artist has practiced the art of seeing with the camera for 15 years.

“The world is full of visual surprises hiding in plain sight. I do not search for them. I aim to stay calm, move slowly, and look deeply. With no preconceived ideas of what I will see and photograph, I let the visual surprises find me,” said Simons.

Having grown up in Massachusetts, the artist lived in New York City for 25 years and now makes his home in Montgomery, Ala. Photography is his passion, but by day he is a desktop editor. Simons has won numerous awards for his work around the state, including Best in Show in The Arts Council’s Double Exposure Statewide Photography Exhibit. He is represented by Stonehenge Gallery in Montgomery, Ala.

Visit www.warrensimonsphotos.com to view more of his work.

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