During the 7th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar in the Avondale and Forest Park neighborhoods, there will be arts and crafts everywhere, from Naked Art to the Beloved Community Church.
On the opening night of the Bazaar, Avondale Bricks Gallery will team with Little Donkey, the popular Homewood restaurant, for an extra Latin treat. On Friday, November 30, 5-9 p.m., there will be an opening reception for El Pueblo, works by local Latin artists and artisans.
At the Friday night opening reception, Little Donkey will serve tamales, elotes (roasted corn kebabs), and cabra verde goat cheese salad brought over from their popular Homewood location--voted the best new restaurant in Birmingham. There will also be a wine tasting of wines from Chile and Argentina.
Tickets to the opening reception are $15. There are no additional charges for food or the wine tasting, but art and gifts will be available for sale, as well. Click button at bottom of article for tickets.
Little Donkey and Avondale Bricks are asking people to bring women's clothes they don't need to donate to My Sister's Closet, which provides clothing to women who need it for job interviews and work.
Little Donkey will also offer door prizes and gift certificates to those in attendance.
Avondale Bricks Gallery will be open throughout the bazaar, with three different exhibitions on display. In addition to Pueblos, that opens Friday night, ongoing exhibitions include En Cada Barrio Revolución, works by Cuban artists, and Transformations, the art of Palo Pallas.
En Cada Barrio Revolución consists of the work of ten prominent Cuban artists whose works have shown in top museums, galleries, and art fairs internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Havana Bienal, and even the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama.
Transformations, by local artist Palo Pallas, is completely original work, unlike any found in any other Birmingham gallery. Her Reading Chairs and Think Thoughts Thoughtfully wall hangings explore the energy of words and thoughts, and their power to create in their own right.
El Pueblo will consist of works by local Hispanic artists and artisans, including affordable gifts for the holidays. If you are an artist or artisan who would like to show your work, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
Exhibition opening for El Pueblo with tapas by Little Donkey and a wine tasting by Athens Imports. Friday, November 30, 5-9 p.m. $15.
Gallery tours during the Craft Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, 12-5 p.m, FREE.
Bring women's clothes to donate to My Sister's Closet.
click here for tickets to Little Donkey at Avondale Bricks Gallery, Friday, Nov. 30, 5-9 pm