7 Birmingham art festivals you’ll love this October

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Art exhibitions and galleries you must see in October. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now.

Markets, exhibitions and more: October has seven must-see art festivals in Birmingham.

1. Behind the mask

Behind the Mask, Birmingham Art Festivals
Enjoy the art while eating something in the Rojo Showroom. Photo by Sabrina Palmer for Bham Now.
  • What: An art exhibit from the nonprofit, Bare Hands, Inc., featuring Dia de los Muertos festival masks created by local artists.
  • When: Thursday, October 7 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. | October 7-28
  • Or: Rojo, 2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Price: Free entry
  • More information.

2. Birmingham Tattoo Convention

  • What: A three-day live tattoo convention with artists from across the country as well as emerging artists. People can also enjoy side shows, burlesque performances, human suspensions, tattoo contests, body jewelry, etc.
  • When: From Friday October 8 to Sunday October 10
  • Or: Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Birmingham North, AL 35203
  • Price: $ 20 to $ 40
  • Get tickets
  • More information.

3. Covered Bridge Festival

Covered bridge festival, art festival in birmingham
Live music and local vendors are the best way to spend a Saturday. Photo via the Facebook of the Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce.
  • What: The 37th Covered Bridge Festival featuring local vendors and arts, crafts, music and more in beautiful historic downtown Oneonta.
  • When: Saturday October 9 | 9 am-6pm
  • Or: Downtown Diner, 1st Avenue East, Oneonta, AL 35121
  • Price: Free entry
  • More information.

4. Bham Art Crawl

5.Alabama Woodworkers Guild Annual Show

Alabama Woodworkers Guild Annual Exhibition, Birmingham Art Festivals
Ready to see more skilled crafts like this? Photo via Hoover Public Library.
  • What: An annual jury-paneled exhibit showcasing the skills and craftsmanship of Alabama carpenters.
  • When: From Sunday October 10 to Saturday October 16 | 9 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Or: Hoover Public Library — Friends Gallery, 200 City Parkway, Hoover, AL 35216
  • Price: Free entry
  • More information.

6.M. Painterman Rhythms of Color 2.0 Art Fest

  • What: An annual festival and student competition art exhibit featuring original artwork by Steve Lowery, Lonnie Holley, Brian Da Great, Delores Gee and more. There will be wine tasting and live performances with Joell Regal and Robert Huffman.
  • When: Friday October 15 | 5 pm-9pm
  • Or: Boutwell Exhibition Hall, 1930 Rev. Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL
  • Price: Advance of $ 15, call 205-617-9164 or 205-254-9623 | $ 20 at the door
  • More information.

7. Vinegar: Dance Yrself Clean

  • What: A fundraiser and the opportunity to dance with all your heart with vinegar. It will begin with an auction of works of art followed by a dance evening with a DJ, drinks and refreshments.
  • When: Saturday October 16 | 6 pm-11pm
  • Or: Vinegar Contemporary, 701 37th St. S # 12, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Price: $ 10 to $ 20
  • Tickets
  • More information.

8. Art at Night Classic Weekend

Studio 2500, art festivals in Birmingham
Outside the Studio 2500 building. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now.

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