Things to Do: Activities at the Alabama Center for the Arts

Activities at the Alabama Center for the Arts

We’re officially three months into 2021. What do we have to show for the new year? If the answer is boredom, boredom, and yes, more boredom, don’t fret. You can always engage in exciting activities at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur, AL.

More on the Alabama Center for the Arts

Visual and performing arts students have a place to show off their work at the Alabama Center for the Arts. The City of Decatur, along with Athens State University and Calhoun Community College have found a home at this local spot. It also offers a haven for the arts in our community. That way, we can all participate as creators, spectators, and students alike.

What can I do at the Alabama Center for the Arts?

You can always find something new to see at the Alabama Center for the Arts. Throughout the year, it cycles through different gallery exhibits and live performances. Plus, you can keep an eye on up-and-comers. Who knows—the students creating the art you see now could go big in the future!

Want to hone your skills? You can also take classes too!

Galleries

One of the activities at the Alabama Center for the Arts involves visiting gallery exhibits. They rotate regularly. In the past, some of the displays have included:

  • Juried Festival of the Cranes Art Exhibition;
  • 2020 Calhoun Student Art Show—Where Design Meets Art;
  • “Convalescence” by Jane Philips;
  • The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama;
  • And more.

Performances

Prefer to take in a show? They’ve put on performances like:

  • “Two Gentlemen of Verona;”
  • “Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance;”
  • “Tempest and Temperance;”
  • “The Comedy of Errors—The Pop Musical;”
  • And more.

Classes

The art we create can add meaning and beauty to the world around us. Even if you prefer hard skills over soft skills, you can learn something new at the Alabama Center for the Arts. Their college classes follow topics like:

  • Computer graphics;
  • Ceramics;
  • Jazz band;
  • Animation;
  • Drama;
  • Playwriting;
  • Printmaking;
  • Recording technology;
  • Art certification;
  • And more.

If you want to find out about enrolling, call them at (256) 260-4293.

Visiting Details

Planning your visit? The Alabama Center for Arts awaits at 133 Second Ave. NE in Decatur, AL. Their hours run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays.

Summary

Developing a new skill. Taking in a show. Going through a gallery. No matter which activities at the Alabama Center for the Arts you choose to do, you’re in for some well-deserved fun.

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