Carnegie Visual Arts Center

Past Events

Water|Ways & Water+Color

Originally posted on Aug 15th, 2017

August 15-September 23, 2017– Water. It’s role in our lives, culture, religion, environment, politics, health and climate.  A partnership between the Smithsonian Institution, the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Watercolor Society of Alabama and Friends. Exhibit Reception-August 25, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm. Members-FREE. Guests-$5.  Light bites and beverages will be served.

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Make Your Own Holiday Ornament

Originally posted on Nov 2nd, 2016

December 6th-22nd–Clay Holiday Ornaments will be available for pick-up from our Make Your Own Ornament Creation Station. Call the Carnegie at 256-341-0562 for details.

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Carnegie Carnival

Originally posted on Oct 25th, 2016

February 25, 2017–There’s still time to form your own crewe. Deadline is February 1st.  Tickets are now available for purchase to the Gospel Brunch on February 18, 2017. Tickets are $40 per event/per person. Come by the Carnegie or go to for tickets. We have a new event for this year — Carnival Frolic 13.1. For a […]

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Small Plates and Bluegrass

Originally posted on Oct 20th, 2016

Join us for an evening of Small Plates and Bluegrass as we celebrate our Homegrown Heritage Exhibit on October 28th from 6:30 to 8:30 for $30/ticket. Featuring locally sourced food by Chef Jakob of Albany Bistroand Chef Bill Harden of The RailYard. Music by Uptown Rounders. Tickets may be purchased by calling Carnegie Visual Arts […]

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Decatur City Hall Bike Rack Reception

Originally posted on Aug 15th, 2016

Sept 1, 2016 • 10:00 am–Dedication ceremony and reception for the new Decatur City Hall Bike Rack in honor of Mayor Bill Dukes,  provided by the Carnegie Visual Arts Center and hosted by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

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Market on Bank

Originally posted on Aug 15th, 2016

Sept 3, 2016 • 10 am-2 pm —Join us as we bring a little art action and Carnegie creativity to Market on Bank.  Look for the Carnegie Visual Arts Center tent on the corner of Bank Street and Vine Street! Draw a masterpiece in the street or make a decorative magnet with torn paper.

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Fun Activities During #lionkingcarnegie

Originally posted on Jul 15th, 2016

• Like us on Instagram Contest – Like the designated photo announcing the contest and follow @carnegieartscenter on Instagram. Winners will be selected at random on July 26th to win 4 Tickets to the Bham Zoo. • Win a Lioness Mask by Artist and Costume Designer, Linda Miller – Buy a ticket for a chance to […]

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Call for Entries

Originally posted on Jun 17th, 2016

Submission Deadline – July 8, 2016 — Embracing Art : A Coming Together of Area Amateur and Professional Artists  Is presented by the Carnegie annually to showcase artists from the North Alabama area. The 14th showing of the exhibit will be on display August 16 – September 24, 2016. This is an open call to all area artists […]

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Gallery Walk with Maralyn Wilson

Originally posted on Apr 20th, 2016

April 22, 2016    6:30 – 8:30 PM – Are you intrigued with Maralyn’s lovely and mesmerizing encaustic paintings? Come walk through her exhibit with her and hear her stories and inspirations behind her works. We will have some light snacks and beverages available, too. $5 at the door (suggested donation)

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Encaustic Painting Workshop

Originally posted on Feb 26th, 2016

April 23, 2016  10 AM – 4 PM — Sign up by April 15th!  Maralyn Wilson has taught many classes, regionally and abroad, on how to create beautiful art with a bit of spontaneity. Learn the basics of encaustic wax painting along with new techniques as you utilize wax and other materials to create multiple […]

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