The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the 7th annual juried Festival of the Cranes Exhibit in the Center’s Walking Gallery. The show will be held in conjunction with the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Association’s annual Festival of the Cranes, which will take place on Saturday, January 9 in Decatur, Alabama. To celebrate, the ACA will be open with special weekend hours on Saturday, January 9 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.

All students, faculty, staff, adjuncts, and alumni of Athens State University and Calhoun Community College were eligible to enter the juried show. All pieces of featured artwork were inspired by nature, cranes, and other wildlife. The exhibit will remain open until Friday, February 19.

While at the ACA, guests can also visit the “Convalescence” exhibit by Jane Philips in the Main Gallery. The exhibit opened on January 7 and is free and open to the public. There are additional Festival of the Cranes events scheduled throughout the day at the Princess Theatre across the street from the Alabama Center for the Arts campus.

For more information about the 2021 Festival of the Cranes, please visit https://www.friendsofwheelerrefuge.com/festival-of-the-cranes-2021 or the Festival of the Cranes Facebook page, Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.

During normal hours, the Alabama Center for the Arts is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.