This year’s show will take place on October 1, 2016 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
The 53rd Bluff Park Art Show, always the first Saturday in October, is set for October 1st 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.
Many of the artists, who were selected through a juried process, are acclaimed local artists from Hoover, Vestavia and Mountain Brook, others will be traveling to Birmingham from the surrounding states as well as from Washington, DC, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. Show visitors will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the artists as they view original fine art including paintings, jewelry, digital art, clay, glass, metal, textiles and more. The event offers kids’ art activities as well as many food options including Taco Tech, Tip Top Grill, Urban Pops and others.
The Bluff Park Art Show is free and open to the public. And free shuttles are available to bring people to the park as there is no parking available at the park.
At 1:30 pm, the 2016 Bluff Park Art Show judge, Birmingham-based sculptor DeeDee Morrison will reveal the winners of over $12,000 in cash awards. Show visitors, many of who come year after year, have learned to expect exceptional art, innovative art techniques and a friendliness that is unique to the annual Bluff Park Art Show event.
The Bluff Park Art Show is presented by the Bluff Park Art Association, an all-volunteer non-profit organization that exists to promote access to the fine arts for everyone. In addition to the annual show, the organization places pieces from its 100+ 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 Annual Show go to support the Arts in the greater Birmingham community. Over the years we have undertaken many projects, both large and small. These have varied from buying art books for school libraries to commissioning public sculpture and paintings.