Oct
29
1:00 pm13:00

Montevallo Artwalk - ArtStalk

Join us for art, music, food and family activities

Montevallo will host the next Artwalk on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 6 p.m. The affordable art show is being held a little earlier in the day to offer families the opportunity to join for fun and shopping in the afternoon, but still have time for traditional Halloween fun after this event. Artwalk is presented by the University of Montevallo, the City of Montevallo and the Montevallo Arts Council. More than 80 artists and vendors are registered to participate.

In addition to being a lively street party, Montevallo Artwalk is an initiative to support downtown businesses and draw the university into the community while highlighting both the local and university eclectic art communities. Artists set up booths along Main Street and the University Promenade to display and sell their work. Artwork and fine crafts will be priced to sell to start your Christmas shopping by supporting local.

“Montevallo Artwalk showcases amazing talent through creative collaboration by the University, City and Montevallo Arts Council. The October Artwalk, or Art Stalk as it is also known, is a fun Halloween experience and a great time to start your Christmas shopping by purchasing unique, handmade items.” said Montevallo Artwalk Director, Tiffany Bunt.

Select artists will demonstrate their talent throughout the afternoon including chainsaw artist, Bobby “Bear” Jones, screenprinter Patrick Mayton and glass blowing artist Organic Hippie. A special viewing of “It’s Just a Game” short horror film by UM students will be available throughout the afternoon.

Live music also adds to the atmosphere including performances by MHS Band, Rosetta and the Stones, Phil Dudley, Bill Bellows Trio and Wanda Wesolowski. Music will also be available at Eclipse Coffee & Books starting at 3 p.m. with Early James.

The Art Stalk is the Halloween-themed Artwalk. All those in attendance are encouraged to dress up. A costume contest will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Preference will be given to originality and self-created costumes. Adult prizes include gift certificates to be spent at an artist’s booth at Artwalk. Children’s prizes will consist of area gift certificates and Artwalk gift certificates. Other activities for children include Lowe’s building workshop, face painting, pumpkin decorating, storytelling by Mr. Mac and special music by Zeus & Calliope.

Hang out with UM’s Freddie the Falcon and MHS Bulldog from 2 to 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble College Bookstore.

Wrapping up the evening, the UM Office of Partnerships and Outreach will host a campus ghost walk from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the ghosts who haunt Montevallo and view the door with the flaming face. The evening ends with music from Rocky Horror. Eclipse Coffee & Books will feature Rocky Horror Halloween by the Old Paints! beginning at 9 p.m.

At the five-year anniversary, the Montevallo Artwalk planning committee hopes that this event will continue to attract both community members and out-of-town visitors to the historic downtown area. Poster design for this event by UM student, Abbie Wilson.  

Sponsors of this year’s Art Stalk include: Lowe’s Home Improvement in Alabaster, The Alabamian, APH Radio, Blue Phrog, Dixie Decorations, Falcon Art Supply, Regions, The Original Alabaster Newsletter, Emma Gray, Lucky Penny Boutique, Shampoochies Pet Grooming, Lucky’s Foodland and Piggly Wiggly. Please support these fine businesses and SHOP LOCAL!

Sep
21
7:00 am07:00

Design Contest

Want your artwork to be this year's t-shirt and poster design for Oct. 29, Artwalk?

CONTEST: We are looking for new artwork to be featured on our event t-shirtsand poster. If you would like to enter the ArtStalk art contest, submit your designs to montevalloartwalk@gmail.com with the subject line "Contest."

REQUIREMENTS: Poster design can be multiple colors, but t-shirt design must be a one-color design. Please submit high-res art as .eps, .ai or .jpeg file formats (prefer vector formats - .eps or .ai)

The poster must contain Montevallo Artwalk, Oct. 29, 2016, 1-6 p.m., Downtown Montevallo. Event presented by Montevallo Arts Council, University of Montevallo and City of Montevallo.

PRIZE: free booth, t-shirt, poster with artwork by you!

DEADLINE: Art must be received by Sept. 21, 2016!

Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

ARTS FEST

Be sure to check out the Montevallo Arts Council's MONTEVALLO ART FEST in ORR PARK: http://goo.gl/forms/HV9gEjjkfn

Oct
31
2:00 pm14:00

ARTSTALK

MONTEVALLO TO HOST 13TH ARTWALK ON HALLOWEEN

Montevallo will host the next Artwalk this Saturday, October 31 from 2 to 6 p.m. The affordable art show is being held a little earlier in the day to offer families the opportunity to join for fun and shopping in the afternoon, but still have time for traditional Halloween fun after this event.  Artwalk is a collaborative effort between the University of Montevallo, the City of Montevallo and the Montevallo Arts Council. To date, approximately 70 artists and vendors are registered to participate. 

In addition to being a lively street party, Montevallo Artwalk is an initiative to support downtown businesses and draw the university into the community while highlighting both the local and university eclectic art communities. Artists will set up booths along Main Street and the University Promenade to display and sell their work. Unique artwork and fine crafts will be priced to sell to start your Christmas shopping by supporting local. Selected artists will demonstrate their talent throughout the afternoon/evening including chainsaw artist, Bobby “Bear” Jones, UM Professor Collin Williams and demonstration by the Shelby County College and Career Center. 

Live music also adds to the atmosphere including performances by Wanda Wesolowski, Drew Granthum, Matt Suddarth, and Man of Willow and the Tribe. Entertainment will also include fire dancing by Andrea Dillingham of the Freakettes. Another feature of Art Stalk is the opportunity to learn more about local radio station, APH.  

The “ART STALK” is the Halloween-themed Artwalk. All those in attendance are encouraged to dress up for the event. A costume contest will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Preference will be given to originality and self-created costumes. Adult prizes include gift certificates to be spent at an artist’s booth at Artwalk. Children’s prizes will consist of area gift certificates and Artwalk gift certificates. Other activities for children include Rangaroos, face painting, and a pumpkin decoration booth will be on hand to add to the fun for kids (and kids at heart.)

Additionally, artists and vendors are encouraged to include Halloween-inspired artwork and provide candy for guests. Wrapping up the evening, the UM student newspaper, The Alabamian will host a campus ghost walk from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Montevallo Main Street Players will present "War of the Worlds" at 7 p.m. Another option for the evening is Horrorr Park from 7 to 10 p.m. in Orr Park.

At the four-year anniversary, the Montevallo Artwalk Posse hopes that this event will continue to attract both community members and out-of-town visitors to the historic downtown area. Poster design for this event by local artist and UM alumna, Melanie Poole.  

Aug
29
5:00 pm17:00

ArtSquawk

Artwalk set for Aug. 29

The University of Montevallo, the City of Montevallo and the Montevallo Arts Council will celebrate the new academic year and the eclectic nature of the community with Montevallo Artwalk, themed “Art Squawk: Put a Bird on It” on Saturday, August 29 from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Montevallo to welcome back our “Falcons” to the nest of Montevallo. The "Put a Bird on it" themed event is migrating to include a celebration of nature, conservationism, and upcycling!

To date, approximately 50 artists and vendors are registered to participate. 

In addition to being a lively night on the town, Montevallo Artwalk is an initiative to support downtown businesses and draw the university into the community while highlighting both the local and university art communities. Artists will set up booths along Main Street and along the University Promenade to display and sell their work. This event will also include artistic demonstrations. 

To further celebrate the theme, there will be a Lowe’s Build-it Workshop for children (while supplies last!) starting at 5 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to work with real tools, building a project they will be proud to display. This artistic activity is free to children.

Live music also adds to the “street party” atmosphere. During Artwalk, bands will perform behind the Main Tent located at 710 North Boundary Street in downtown Montevallo. The lineup includes Man of Willow and The Tribe at 5 p.m., Lovelight the Messenger at 6 p.m., Chase Stewart at 7 p.m. and Drew Granthum at 8 p.m. At the conclusion of Artwalk, Eclipse Coffee & Books and Main St. Tavern will host special musical entertainment.

Apr
11
9:00 am09:00

Arts Fest

The Montevallo Artwalk posse will be helping at the upcoming Arts Fest in Orr Park in Montevallo on April 11. Arts Fest is hosted by the Montevallo Arts Council. 

Oct
26
3:00 pm15:00

Art Stalk

ART STALK  

the Montevallo Artwalk with Halloween-themed street party

October 26, 2013 • 3-7 p.m. • Main Street, Montevallo

Be sure to pick up your complimentary map and button at the Main Tent (while supplies last)

Event includes:

  • Approximately 85 booths
  • The Birmingham Ballet performing “Thriller” at 5:30 p.m.
  • Costume contest from 3 - 6 p.m. for all ages (free to enter; show your creativity with original costumes)
    Adult prizes include $100 and $50 gift certificates to be spent at an artist's booth at Artwalk.
    Children's prizes include 4 tickets to McWane Center, bowling at Oak Mountain Lanes and gift certificate to Falcon Art Supply.

  • Drawing to win ghost sculpture by Andy Cummings & the Tinman from 3-6:45 p.m.
  • Fire dancers will perform from 6-7 p.m. 
  • Children’s activities presented by the Montevallo Junior City Council
  • Campus Ghostwalk presented by The Alabamian at the end of Artwalk from 7 -9 p.m.

Musical performances: 

  • 2:00 Sam Rodgers
  • 2:30 Chase Stewart
  • 3:00 Verdure (Matt Sanderlin)
  • 3:30 Drew Granthum
  • 4-5  Rosetta and the Stones
  • 5-6  Ben Walker
  • 6-7  Bill Bellows

Montevallo Artwalk is a cooperative effort by the City of Montevallo & the University of Montevallo with support by the Montevallo Arts Council.

 

Aug
24
5:00 pm17:00

ArtSquawk

Our next event is August 24 from 5-8 p.m.
We are currently taking applications for art & info vendors. Please email montevalloartwalk@gmail.com for more information. Our theme is "Put a Bird on it" - to celebrate the UM Falcons start of a new academic year. We would love to showcase artists with avian artwork. To apply for a booth, click the google+ logo at the top right of the screen. 

Some of our artists:
Cindy Howard - hand-knit scarves
Alexander Love - duct tape art
Darci Alexander - recycled, repurposed art
Matt Johnson - illustrations
Lee Ann Jones - polymer clay jewelry, vases, & tins
Nicki Masterson - glass & ceramic artist
Joel Lockridge - reclaimed wood art
Melinda Dorierty - pottery
Kenneth Waggoner - ceramics, painting
Sierra Rose Barber - jewelry, painting
Sydney Heck - Painting, Pen & Ink
Robbie Lewis & Ann Kirkwood - Hoop for Fitness
Rachel Herring - Wood art

MUSIC BY: 
Chase Stewart  5-6 p.m.
Rosetta & the Stones 6-7 p.m.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/106897909422/
Two Jimmy Band 7-8 p.m.