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Art After 5

Art after 5: Holiday Throwback!


Tis’ the season for the return of Art after 5! We’re reminiscing on days of old by decking the halls with retro holiday crafts, throwback art activities, awkward family photos, music and more to give you all the nostalgia you forgot you needed this holiday season.

Get in the Mix! // DJ Gina Tollese will set the seasonal vibe with an assortment of soulful tunes all evening long in the Main Lobby.

Movie Merrython // Stop by our cafe for a special film screening of some holiday classics. At 5:30pm we’ll begin with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and at 7:10pm we’ll enjoy the Steven Spielberg classic, Gremlins.

Cookie Decorating // Decorate holiday cookies with vivid geometric patterns and vibrant colors to instill mystical curiosity, inspired by artist Rico Gatson, whose work is currently on display in our Pizitz gallery as part of our All Things Bright & Beautiful exhibition.

Acorn Dreidel Making // Upcycle your fall harvest with this art activity where we’ll use acorns to create holiday dreidels.

Scavenger Hunt // Immerse yourself in a scavenger hunt through our galleries exploring the awkward world of holiday family photos.

Ugly Sweater Vibes // Come one, come all, and come ugly! We’ve decided to celebrate the good, bad, and the ugly parts of this year and encourage you to join us by wearing your ugliest holiday sweater. Special prize for the tackiest sweater of all!

Holiday 360 Video Booth // Capture the fun and document your ugly sweater vibes in a special holiday-themed photo booth by Bliss Booth. This 360 degree photo booth captures slow motion video of you and your friends during the event and immediately shares them to your smartphone for all your social-sharing needs.

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Art After 5

Art After 5 is back! Starting in August, join us back at the BMA to enjoy this popular where art and pop culture collide. We’ll bring you all the best of Birmingham for an evening of art, music, makers activities, and more!

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