Coloring the Cahaba Art Fest

By on March 30, 2014

Birmingham students’ artwork to be showcased at Coloring the Cahaba Art Fest on April 13

Silent auction and dual discounted memberships to be offered at Friends Bookstore (second floor) in Birmingham Public Library – Central Location 

Birmingham, Alabama (March 19, 2014)­­­— Coloring the Cahaba Art Fest & Silent Auction is showcasing Birmingham students’ artwork based on the prompt, “How does the Cahaba River color your world?” On Sunday, April 13, 2:30-4:30 p.m, students’ paintings, drawings, photography, 3D models and digital art will be available for purchase in a silent auction. 100% proceeds benefit CRS. The event will be held in the Friends Bookstore at Birmingham Public Library (BPL) – Central, 2100 Park Pl., Birmingham, AL 35203.

Students’ artwork will be printed in a book to be donated to BPL and the school with the most submissions. Prizes will be awarded to the most creative artists in a competition with age categories. Food, drinks, entertainment and discounted dual memberships will be available at Coloring the Cahaba Art Fest. Event donors include Alabama Theatre, Belk, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Cahaba Brewing Co., Carmike Cinemas, Chick-fil-A, McWane Science Center, Richard Joseph Salon Spa at Belk, Sloss Furnace and Whole Foods.

Coloring the Cahaba Art Fest is possible with the partnership of CRS, Birmingham Public Library (BPL) and Friends of the Birmingham Public Library (FotBPL). For the first time CRS and FotBPL are teaming up to offer discounted dual memberships that will be exclusively offered at Coloring the Cahaba Art Fest. Discounted dual memberships include a membership to Cahaba River Society, a membership to Friends of the Birmingham Public Library, Friends member sticker on a keychain card, recognition in FotBPL’s Annual Report, special email alerts and newsletters.

The following dual discounted memberships will be available:

BFF (12 and under)- $5 (reg. $20)

Student/Teacher- $10 (reg $25)

Individual- $40 (reg. $55)

Family- $70 (reg. $100)

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About Cahaba River Society

Cahaba River Society’s mission is to restore and protect the Cahaba River and its rich diversity of life. The 501c3 nonprofit founded in 1988, is recognized nationally for river stewardship and is a leader promoting climate-resilient solutions for growing southeastern communities. CRS is committed to values of education to build knowledge and commitment to act, collaboration with many partners, which is essential to achieve real and lasting stewardship of the Cahaba and, most importantly, integrity to build the trust and relationships that yield collaboration.

About Birmingham Public Library

The mission of the Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to local citizens for lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and enjoyment. The Birmingham Public Library believes that building on its tradition of excellence and professional leadership will be indispensable in linking people with the universe of information. The Birmingham Public Library is committed to quality public service; reading; valuing and empowering employees; free and equal access to information and resources;  leadership; honesty, integrity and responsibility; embracing diversity; collaboration and community partnership; and innovation in the delivery of library resources.

About Friends of the Birmingham Public Library

The Friends of the Birmingham Public Library is a member-driven structured nonprofit association of individuals providing for various special needs of the Birmingham Public Library through community-based efforts. They attend to the Library’s needs, generate new ideas, offer advice and encouragement, volunteer their time and energy, and secure financial support.

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