Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Carneal Arts Revive

Opening Night is almost here!
The former Carneal Auto Service is now Carneal Arts Revive located in a 1920's structure by the Alabama River. ArtsRevive will open its headquarters AND its annual Spring Juried Art Exhibition March 18 with a members-only reception. (Note to non-members: You can join at the door and become a member!) 
Lots of work has gone into this building since the arts organization purchased it in 2008. Part of the roof had caved in, and contractors were hired to remove asbestos and lead paint. Many things automotive were hauled out of the interior, and a security fence was installed along the riverbank.
On Opening Night, there will be art from Alabama artists and refreshments.
In the future, there will be more art events, workshops, rental space, catering kitchen, a courtyard and an art wall of automotive sculptures along the wrought-iron fence.  

If you miss Opening Night, the art show will be open March 19 and 20 in conjunction with Pilgrimage Weekend.


Barb said...

Love the butterfly - beautiful colors!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

What a great venue and I love the idea of turning this place into an art gallery! Would love to visit there!

Jack said...

I am always excited to see old buildings given a second chance, and when the second chance involves the arts, so much the better!

Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. Someone from outside New England just can't understand what it is like to deal with snow the depth of what Hartford and other northern cities have had this year. Of course, the locals are pretty relaxed about it, though this year more are complaining about how unrelenting it has been.

magiceye said...

wow that will be fun

AVCr8teur said...

After reading your posts, looks like lots of exciting things are happening in your town. The butterfly really catches people's attention and will want to go inside.