This year’s show will be Oct. 6, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The 55th Bluff Park Art Show is set for Oct. 6 and will bring 145 artists to the park in Hoover so that art enthusiasts – both new and experienced – can enjoy an early fall day to view and buy fine art while enjoying the wholesomeness of the historic Bluff Park community.
Always the first Saturday in October, the show is free and open to the public. Free shuttles are available to bring people to the park as there is no parking available at the park.
The show is presented by the Bluff Park Art Association, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that exists to promote access to the fine arts for everyone. In addition to the annual show, the organization places works from its 100-plus piece permanent art collection in schools, libraries, and other public venues. Additionally, the Bluff Park Art Association annually awards a competitive college scholarship to a Hoover area high school senior who will be majoring in art.
The first show was held in Bluff Park to benefit the Bluff Park Elementary School library and has grown into a prestigious annual event. The top award is a purchase award, and the winning work is added to the permanent collection. These works are displayed in local schools, colleges, and other public buildings.
Proceeds from the show go to support the arts in the greater Birmingham community. Over the years, the art association has undertaken many projects, both large and small. These have varied from buying art books for school libraries to commissioning public sculpture and paintings.