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Apr 2020

Apr 27–May 29, 2020

Athens State University Senior Art Exhibition “LOOK” Spring 2020

Athens State University faculty, staff, and students at the Alabama Center for the Arts have had to adjust to a “less-than-ideal” ending to the spring semester thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. On-ground classes transitioned to online formats, and all in-person events were cancelled. This consequently affected the bi-annual “LOOK” senior art exhibit, which was planned as an in-person exhibit in the Center’s main gallery. However, in lieu of cancelling the LOOK exhibit altogether, the Alabama Center for the Arts faculty…

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Jun 2020

Jun 5, 2020 @ 8:00am

Guadalupe Lanning Robinson “Continuation” Exhibit

“Continuation” features the uniquely artistic talents of Guadalupe Lanning Robinson, a native of Mexico City, who has lived in Alabama for more than 30 years with her husband, an Alabama native. Robinson’s pottery is a blend of her Mexican culture and tradition with the culture and tradition of the Deep South. She also creates quilts with mesmerizing patterns and designs, including a unique flair that distinguishes her work from that of other artists. The “Continuation” exhibit is now available online…

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Jul 2020

Jul 8, 2020 @ 8:00am

Passages: 2015-2020 featuring Brooke P. Alexander

Main Gallery Exhibition Passages: 2015-2020 (Brooke P. Alexander, Artist) Dates: July 8 – August 26, 2020 Brooke P. Alexander, born and raised in Athens, Alabama, attended both Calhoun Community College and Athens State University, representing a tremendous success story for the Alabama Center for the Arts. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a minor in English from Athens State in 2015. Alexander then moved to Oxford, Mississippi and received her Master of Fine Arts in Studio…

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Jul 14, 2020 @ 8:00am

2020 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

ACA Summer Hours: Mon-Wed, 8am-5pm Thurs, 8am-8pm Fri, 8am-12pm The 2020 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama exhibit is a traveling juried art show that displays artwork created by students throughout Alabama who have visual impairments, blindness, and/or deaf-blindness. The show will be displayed through Wednesday, August 26 in the Walking Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama has been hosted by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the University…

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Aug 2020

Aug 24, 2020 @ 6:00pm

Passages: 2015-2020 Zoom Artist Talk featuring Brooke P. Alexander

Unusual times call for a new approach! Since the ACA can't host a face-to-face artist talk with reception, we are hosting our very first Zoom Artist Talk with Brooke P. Alexander! Monday, August 24th at 6:00pm Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 863 8764 0719 Passcode: 996194 Hope to "see" you there! About the Exhibit Passages: 2015-2020 (Brooke P. Alexander, Artist) Dates: July 8 – August 26, 2020 “Passages: 2015-2020” will be featured in the Alabama Center for the Art’s…

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Sep 2020

Sep 2, 2020 @ 8:00am

Calhoun Community College 2020 Student Art Show

The Show that Almost Wasn't September 2-17, 2020 ACA Main Gallery Free and open to the public Closing Awards & Reception: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 12:00noon-1:00pm View Photo Gallery

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Sep 23, 2020 @ 8:00am

5th Annual Juried Faculty & Alumni Show

ACA's 5th Annual Juried Faculty & Alumni Show opened on Wednesday, September 23 in the Main Gallery and showcases 41 selections from 23 artists consisting of faculty, staff, or alumni of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. The show will remain open until Tuesday, November 10. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Daniel White served as the juror for this year’s show. White formerly taught as an adjunct for Athens State University at the Alabama Center for…

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Sep 24, 2020 @ 8:00am

2020 Emerging Artists Exhibition

The 2020 Emerging Artists Exhibition showcases 43 works of art created by 18 student artists from Calhoun Community College and Athens State University. Three faculty members from the ACA Gallery Committee served as jurors for the show. The exhibit will remain open through Monday, October 26 in the ACA Walking Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Dates: Sept. 24 - Oct. 26, 2020 ACA Walking Gallery View Photo Gallery

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Sep 20-26, 2020

Tempest and Temperance – Scenes from Shakespeare

Calhoun Theatre returns to the ACA Studio Theatre! FREE ADMISSION / No tickets or Advanced Reservations Only the first 50 people to arrive will be admitted in to the theater. MASKS REQUIRED. September 20 at 2:00 PM September 23 at 1:00 PM September 22, 24, 25 at 7:00 PM September 26 at 5:00 PM Audience Limited to 50 People Socially Distanced Seating For information contact Calhoun Theatre at 256/306-2693 or

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Nov 2020

Nov 12-14, 2020

Athenian Players present Clue: Stay-At-Home Version (live stream)

The Athenian Players for their Fall 2020 production are presenting Clue: Stay-At-Home Version adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, Written by Sandy Rustin, and directed by Dr. Hugh K. Long. Event: Clue: Stay-At-Home Version  Dates: November 12, 13, 14 Time: 7:00pm CST Where: Live stream via Broadway on Demand ($5 cost - see details below) All performances will be streaming live on Broadway on Demand on November 12th, 13th, and 14th beginning at 7pm CST. The cost to view the…

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