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Sep 2023

Sep 18–Oct 27, 2023


This show, held in conjunction with the River Clay Fine Arts Festival, features artwork by ACA student of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. Free and open to the public. Many of the pieces of art will be for sale and the money goes directly to the student artist. ACA will have special weekend hours, October 21 & 22: Saturday, October 21 from 9am-5pm Sunday, October 22 from 10am-4pm For more information about the River Clay Fine Arts Festival visit:…

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Sep 19–Nov 30, 2023

Call For Artists – 2024 Festival of the Cranes

The Alabama Center for the Arts (ACA) is excited to again call students, alumni artists, faculty, and staff of Athens State University and Calhoun Community College for the tenth annual juried Festival of the Cranes Exhibition. We encourage innovative and progressive works that utilize a diversity of art forms and media that depicts Whooping cranes, Sandhill cranes, birds, waterfowl, ducks, geese, raptors, eagles, falcons, owls, fish, deer, other wildlife, nature, and anything to do with General Joe Wheeler (“Fighting Joe”)…

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Sep 28, 2023 @ 8:00am


The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “A Sense of Place” featuring the artwork of Gary Anderson and Dariana Dervis. The show will open in the Main Gallery on September 28 and will remain on display until November 3. There will be an artist reception on Thursday, October 12 at 5:30 pm. Gary Anderson attended high school in Limestone County, Alabama and worked on the school newspaper and yearbook after his teachers noticed his…

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Oct 2023

Oct 12-15, 2023

Calhoun Theatre presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy musical by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman that follows the journey of Seymour Krelborn and his mysterious plant: The Audrey II. As Seymour tends to the plant, he discovers the plant has specific dietary needs...human blood. Join Seymour and a cast of colorful characters on a journey back to the 1960s as they navigate life on Skid Row and one very large man-eating plant. Tickets available online and at the door while…

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Oct 22, 2023 @ 4:00pm

C&J Concert Series: Featuring Keith Taylor

ACA is pleased to present something new to our 2023-2024 season... meet the "C & J Concert Series" featuring classical and jazz artists in four special concerts. The second concert is Sunday, October 22nd at 4:00pm in ACA's Recital Hall featuring The Keith Taylor Trio (jazz piano). Tickets available online or at the door (while they last.)

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Oct 25-26, 2023

Roderick “Rev” Paulin’s 2-Day Residency at the ACA

Wed., Oct. 25 Student workshops Community Talk/Workshop on "New Orleans Music" 4:30pm - ACA Recital Hall (Performing Arts bldg.) Thurs., Oct. 26 Student workshops. Calhoun Community College Show Band Concert with Guest Artist, Roderick "Rev" Paulin 7:00pm - ACA Recital Hall "Jam Session" with Dr. Matt Leder, Roderick "Rev" Paulin, and Friends immediately following the concert at The Brick. Musicians are encouraged to "sit in"! All events are free and open to the public.

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Nov 2023

Nov 7–30, 2023

Student Art Display

Visit the Alabama Center for the Arts during the month of November to view narrative storyboards and themed artwork from Calhoun, Athens State, and UAH students! Public participation is limited. Please register for this event.

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Nov 14, 2023 @ 9:30am

Thi Bui Public Speak/Book Signing

Join us for a large group speaking engagement featuring Thi Bui from 9:30–10:30 AM, followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and reception from 11–Noon. Public participation is limited. Please register for this event.

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