A community art project coordinated by Birmingham City Councilman Steven Hoyt and the Birmingham Museum of Art is a finalist for a national neighborhood award! As part of Councilman Hoyt's annual Party With a Purpose, BMA's artist-in-residence Toby Richards helped create and compile artwork from festival participants to create a 2013 community calendar. "It is imperative that as a community we rally around the youth and give them the proper guidance they need to become productive citizens of society," Councilman Hoyt said. "The Birmingham Museum of Art continues to be an active civic partner committed to changing lives through the creative process. Each year, Party With a Purpose flourishes because of concentrated efforts from volunteers, vendors, and community organizations." Click here to read the full article!