Art Kitchen Changes

June 6, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Art Kitchen is going to move to a more loosely based collective of folks who like making/art/craft etc. We’ll have tubs of art for workshops, demonstrations and outreach but until a group of people want to step up, the communal space will be on hiatus. 
So, we’ve created a google group for anyone to organize classes/events and the like:


March 29, 2012 § Leave a comment


Our annual FUNdraiser this year is going to be in two parts. A high class art auction on Friday April 6th from 6-9 pm at the Art Kitchen then live music at Green Bar Saturday April 7th from 6-9 pm. You can view the pieces for auction in the gallery on first Thursday (the 5th) as well.

Also we’re still taking donations of art and items for our fundraiser (contact us at or drop it off at the Kitchen on Sunday April 1st from 6-8 pm)

Hope to see you all there!


ImageArt Auction:

Join us for a high class art fundraiser on Friday the 6th (and then a party at Green Bar on Saturday April 7th) to celebrate a year and three quarters of Art Kitchen awesomeness! Help support us continue to exist and thrive! At the art fundraiser we will have wonderful work by well known local artists. The work will beavailable for viewing during first Thursday April 5th from 6-9 pm and the silent auction will take place on Friday from 6-9 pm.

At the Alabama Art Kitchen       2626 UniversityBlvd


Come support local art! We have the Great American Breakdown and Piss Shivers performing. There will be live screen-printing, a silent auction, sidewalk chalk, and a raffle! Come and have the most fun you’ll have all year (and don’t forget our fancy art auction the night before at the Art Kitchen) ♥!

At Green Bar             403 23rd Ave.

Yoga Saturdays, upcoming classes, events and gallery shows!

February 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

No to overwhelm you but we have a lot of exciting things happening soon!

Yoga with the amazing Katy Jung has been moved to Saturday mornings from 10:30-12:00. Get your weekend started right with hot flow yoga!

Audiovisual performance from folk singer SOFIA TALVIK ( this Fridayat 7 pm sharp. She’ll be sharing a video project to accompany her songs. 7-9pm,  Sliding scale with a $10 suggested donation (but as always please don’t let cost keep you from seeing amazing art). This show should fill up fast, so please come early to ensure you get a seat!

Classes! Also on Saturday we’re continuing our informal sliding scale class series with a Handmade Paper Valentines Class from 2-4 pm and next Saturday February 18th we’ll be teachingIntroduction to Screen-printing from 2-4 pm. Both of these classes are $5-35 sliding scale. Check facebook or email for more details! And keep your eyes peeled for more classes coming soon.
More music coming up this month (every week it seems!) with Names Divine on 2/16 at 7 pm ( and the Tuscaloosa New Music Collective on March 2nd at 7pm!
The talented sculptor Michael Bonadio (formerly a resident artist at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham) will be sharing his work in March in the gallery with an opening reception on March 1st. Keep tuned for more details and if you haven’t been in to see our Love Mail Art Show you should come on by during craft night Wednesdays 6-8 pm.
Lots of Art Love!
The Kitchen

Love Mail Art Show Images Online

February 5, 2012 § 1 Comment

We just opened our February show of mail art with the theme of love. We received many postcards from around the world (the first two we received were from Spain and France) and had a lovely opening reception last Thursday with a “make your own mail art/valentine” station, red wine, and lots of candy hearts. To see images of all the artwork please click here.

Forced Perspective — Photography by Greg Randall

December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment


(Interactive Panoramic linked from photo; click and drag to move around)

Greg Randall will be showing panoramic photographs in a few new formats. The work consists of interactive photography. It opens tonight, Art Night, from 6pm to 9pm and will remain up for the month of December.

Two Experimental Performances This Week!

November 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

We have two exciting performances this week. Tomorrow, Thursday 11/17, Davey Williams and Andrew Dewar will perform experimental music. Experimental guitarist (and blues pioneer Johnny Shines’ protegé) Davey Williams and Tuscaloosa’s own Andrew Dewar will be performing their amazing work. Sliding scale suggested $10 donation (don’t let that stop you- that’s what sliding scale is all about-paying what you can)

Then on Sunday at 7 pm we have No Face Performance group visiting from Philadelphia to perform The Beautiful Refrigerator is Empty. $5-$10 donation (sliding scale pay what you can as always) at the door goes directly to these fabulous artists.

Pumpkin Carving Contest and Benefit

October 19, 2011 § Leave a comment




Homegrown Alabama and the Alabama Art Kitchen are joining together to present a Pumpkin Carving Contest Extravaganza! All we need now are the carvers- could that be you? You can either bring your own pumpkin to carve or pay $5 to carve one of ours. (To use one of ours we need to hear back by Wednesday 10/19 to get an idea of number of pumpkins). There will be an adult and kids contest separately. All the pumpkins will be auctioned off to benefit Homegrown Alabama and the Kitchen. So if you’re not into carving you can come and get one of the amazing artists pumpkins to proudly display for Halloween (while supporting our awesome organizations)!