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Art On The Rocks

Price$35 - $45
August 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The 2023 season of Art On The Rocks features an electric mix of art, music, and performances throughout the BMA’s galleries, sculpture garden, and outdoor terraces.

Among many highlights, internationally-acclaimed artist Amy Pleasant will give guests the opportunity to help her complete an indoor mural commission for the exhibition series Wall to Wall. Later in the evening featured musical guest, Durand Bernarr, will take the stage for a live performance. Before launching his own successful career as a singer / songerwriter, Durand provided background vocals for neo-soul artist Erykah Badu and featured vocals for other artists such as Anderson.Paak, Kaytranada, and The Internet.

Art On The Rocks Schedule

Welcome to Art on the Rocks 2023, an unforgettable evening blending art, music, and performances in an immersive cultural experience! With everything from live music and dance performances to food trucks and interactive art, there’s something for everyone. Remember to grab a cocktail from our bars located in the cafe, sculpture pit, and parking lot. Get ready to experience the electrifying energy of Art on the Rocks!

7PM //  Doors Open! // Welcome to a memorable evening of artistic vibrancy and cultural celebrations!

7:30PM // Gallery Performance: Piano // Hitt Gallery // Elevate your art viewing experience with a live music performance in the gallery.

7:30 – 8:30PM // Interactive Mural with Amy Pleasant // Lobby // Join Birmingham-born artist Amy Pleasant in creating a communal mural, a symbol of our collective creativity.

7:45 PM // Madskillz Dance Show // Cafe //  Witness an eclectic fusion of dance styles from hip hop to ballet, brought to you by the nationally recognized group, Madskillz.

8PM // Gallery Performance: Cello // Kress Gallery 

8:15PM // Gallery Performance: Piano with Soloist // Nappy Roots Exhibition

8:30 PM  // Drag Show Performance // Cafe // Prepare for a spectacle of glamor and energy on the Cafe Stage with our fabulous drag performances, featuring the sensual Vanati LaShae, dancing diva LaVeesha Tarajaé Starr, and body queen T’Chelle Monroe!

8:45 PM //  DJ Slim Robb // Party Lot // Move to the beat of DJ Slim Robb on the main stage. Lose yourself in the rhythm and embrace the night.

9PM // Stage Madskillz Performance // Party Lot // Experience the impressive choreography and energy of Madskillz as they light up the main stage.

9:30PM // Madskillz + Drag Performance // Party Lot // This fabulous collaboration promises a showstopping performance.

10:30PM // Durand Bernarr // Party Lot // “Your favorite singer’s favorite singer” takes the stage!

All Night Long!

DJ Smarttt // Cafe // Groove to the tunes of DJ Smarttt in the Cafe. Music, drinks, and good vibes – we’ve got it all.

Wicked Weed’s Wiked Garden // Sculpture Garden // Immerse yourself in the Madhatter-inspired installation from our sponsor, Wicked Weed. Let your imagination run wild!

Graffiti Art Performance with Vincent Rizzo // Sculpture Pit // Be captivated by the graffiti magic of Vincent Rizzo. Watch a bare wall turn into a vibrant masterpiece in the Sculpture Pit.

Face Painting by Pink Faces // Sculpture Pit // Let Pink Faces transform your look in the Sculpture Pit. Go wild with colors and embrace your inner artist.

Food Trucks // Art Walk // Feast on delicious bites from a variety of food trucks in our parking lot. Options include 1918 catering, El Compa Taco, Biryani Bowls, Red Sea Ethiopian Cuisine, The Craft Burger, Not Ya Average Leaf Vegan Comfort Food, Kona Ice and more! Don’t forget to grab a cocktail from our nearby bars!

Bendy Knees Photo Opp Art Installation // An interactive installation by Bendy Knees Design has transformed our Arrington gallery into a vibrant, colorful space perfect for photo-ops, with playful shapes and seating that breathe life into this interactive art experience. 

Durand Bernarr’s Tiny Desk Performance // Ice Box // Visit the Ice Box to watch Durand Bernarr’s captivating Tiny Desk performance. Experience his vocal prowess and enchanting music style.

Rocks Box VIP Experience Room // Pizitz Gallery Need a break? Visit our VIP Room in the Pizitz Gallery for a luxurious respite.

Art On The Rocks is sponsored by Titos Handmade Vodka and Adams Beverages.

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  • Museum Members - $35
  • General Admission - $45

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