Alabama Arts and Culture

The arts in Alabama have something for everyone to enjoy, from art museums to theaters to sites that pay homage to the state’s most celebrated artists. No matter what piques your interest, you’ll be inspired at every turn in Alabama. The rich history and culture of Sweet Home Alabama are reflected in its arts scene, which is home to a vast array of exceptional performers and artists. If you’re looking for a truly unique Alabama art experience, check out one of the famous film festivals. Experience art showcasing the best cinema and exceptional new filmmakers and films throughout the year in Alabama!

48 Hours in Huntsville

July 2023


Alabama’s Rocket City welcomes science nerds, nature lovers, art appreciators, craft beer enthusiasts, foodies and just about anybody else for an out-of-this-world weekend.



Get settled in your hotel. Huntsville is becoming more attractive to travelers, so there is no shortage of choices, but a unique one downtown is the recently opened 106 Jefferson, which sports mid-century charm. One of its virtues is its location. Walk out the hotel’s doors and, within a quarter mile, you can further stretch your legs at Big Spring International Park. It’s usually a hub of activity, hosting one festival or another, welcoming families feeding the ducks near the actual spring or giving people a spot of green to be outside. While there, notice the red bridge and cherry trees—both gifts to Huntsville from Japan. 

For a shopping trip that marries the past with today’s must-haves, go to Harrison Brothers Hardware, also located within a block or so of your hotel. This general store was founded in 1897 and still displays the original cash register. Its shelves are stocked with made-in-America products, including arts and crafts, food, toys and things you...

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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's watching a performance at the local theater or walking through a museum, Alabama has some of the greatest arts experiences waiting for you.

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Expression & Culture

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Outside view of brick building Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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Street view of the Virginia Samford Theatre

Virginia Samford Theatre

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Art exhibit at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

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Outside nighttime view of Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile Museum of Art

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Person holding glass vase at Orbix Hot Glass

Orbix Hot Glass

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Quilts at Gees Bend Quilters Collective

Gees Bend Quilters Collective

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Find an Alabama Arts Experience

Explore arts locations you should visit the next time you're here.
302 Bibb Street
Marion, AL 36756
Bronze plaques in honor of Alabama women who made significant contributions on a state, national or international level during their lifetime.
Historic Site
31 North Alabama Avenue
Monroeville, AL 36460
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Historic Site
641 County Road 4 West
Prattville, AL 36067
1822 Greek Revival plantation home significant to cultural development of central Alabama. Remarkable circular staircase spirals 24 ft. to 3rd-floor banquet room.
Historic Site
285 East Broad Street
Ozark, AL 36360
Memorial plaques to two U.S. Congress representatives: Henry B. Steagall, George W. Andrews. Carillon/tower recognizes personnel who served at Fort Novosel since 1942.
208 East Martin Luther King Highway
Tuskegee, AL 36083