Organizations

Ann’s Studio of Dance
2366 Whitesburg Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 534-5773
http://www.annsstudioofdance.com

Ann’s Studio of Dance has been serving the north Alabama area for 50 years and has come to be recognized in the community for its high standard of excellence as well as its sincere interest in the welfare of its students, being a part of the education of thousands of children. During the past years, through the loyalty, cooperation and interest given by the community, it has become the top ranking, most progressive, and largest dance studio ever in the area. It has proudly earned its recognition as the “first name in dance education.”

Under the direction of owner Ann Brown and Artistic Director Leigh Ann Bender, Ann’s Studio offers a complete curriculum of dance ranging from courses in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and acrobatics to a specialized program for preschoolers.

The first name in dance education since 1963

Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Drive
Huntsville AL 35801
(256) 536-2882
http://www.burrittonthemountain.com

Burritt on the Mountain, the first museum in Huntsville, provides a wide array of recreational and educational activities.

Burritt’s historic park interprets farm life in the 1800s including demonstrations of various historic skills and crafts as well as a barnyard that houses animals typical of an 1800s North Alabama farm. Rotating exhibits are housed in Dr. Burritt’s mansion. Speical times are set aside on Tuesday afternoons and weekend days for demonstrations.

A guided tour of the historic park is offered each Saturday and Sunday. You may also enjoy hiking our wooded trails that meander throughout our 167 acres or bring a picnic lunch to munch on our Green as you enjoy one of the best views in town. In addition to self-guided tours of Dr. Burritt’s mansion and the historic park and barnyard, we offer guided tours and activities for groups of 12 or more. Please contact the education department to arrange a guided tour or hands-on activities for your group.

More information about group activities may be found on our website under Education. Day camps for children in grades K- 5th are offered during spring, summer and fall breaks with lots of entertaining learning activities, arts and crafts and active outdoor and indoor play. We also offer monthly home school enrichment activities (September – May). We host multiple festivals and special event days throughout the year including Spring Farm Days, the Easter Jubilee, Dairy Day, Family Fun and Games Day, International Heritage Festival, and Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas. We provide an original special Spring/Summer interactive event each year geared for children ages 3 to 11. These special interactive events have become family favorites as they provide opportunities to learn as you play. We periodically offer adult classes – usually arts and crafts themed.

Our outdoor concert series, City Lights and Stars, is a favorite pastime enjoyed by families each summer. Think of Burritt on the Mountain if you are looking for a spot for a conference, wedding, reception or party. We have beautiful rental facilities that are ideal for any event. There is always something going on at Burritt. Frequently check our calendar on the website or sign up to receive our email blasts to be “in the know” about the many fun and exciting happenings at Burritt on the Mountain.

Camp Juliette Low
321 Camp Juliette Low Road
Cloudland, Georgia 30731
(770) 428-1062
http://www.cjl.org

Located on Lookout Mountain in northwest Georgia, Camp Juliette Low (CJL) is an independent, non-profit summer camp for girls ages 7-17. CJL campers live in platform tents and enjoy traditional camp activities that emphasize outdoor living skills and recreation, including canoeing, sailing, archery, ropes course, backpacking, fire-building, and horseback riding. CJL provides exciting, outdoor experiences that foster self-confidence, promote teamwork, and develop leadership skills. Through work and play, campers learn to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors, gain responsibility for self and for others, and make life-long friendships.

CJL was founded by Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, in 1922. Juliette Low selected the original 10 acres of the camp herself, including a natural rock swimming hole and a large granite outcropping known as the Soft Rocks. From the beginning, Camp Juliette Low was a place for girls and young women to develop confidence and prepare for leadership responsibilities. CJL, which has operated independently from the Girls Scouts since 1938, now encompasses more than 330 acres of beautiful mountaintop forestland. The historic Juliette Low Lodge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been the hub of camp life since our first summer in 1922, and remains a testament to the camp’s history and traditions.

Camp Juliette Low has it all—outdoor adventure, time-honored traditions, and rustic beauty. But most of all, CJL has great people: caring, experienced staff members who return year after year, and friendly, down-to-earth campers who love to learn and have fun. CJL is ACA accredited and offers one-week and two-week sessions throughout the summer. Please visit our website for more information: www.CJL.org.

CJL – preparing girls for confident living and leadership since 1922.

Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church Street SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 714-7934
http://www.hsvmuseum.org

The Huntsville Museum of Art, North Alabama’s leading visual arts center, moved to its beautiful facility in Big Spring International Park in March 1998. Since that time, the nationally-accredited Museum has filled its galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists.

The Museum’s own permanent collection includes more than 3,000 objects and also forms the basis for several exhibitions each year. In addition, the Museum offers rental areas on the Plaza Level, Gallery Level and in The Great Hall for weddings, meetings and other events. Visitors may also shop for local art, jewelry, handmade items and much more in The Museum Store. Also, Pane e Vino Pizzeria is accessible from the ground level in Big Spring Park.

In addition to its exhibitions, the Museum offers art classes for children and adults along with special programs, lectures, and musical presentations that add extra dimensions to the art work on display.

Mission Statement: The Huntsville Museum of Art is a non-profit municipal corporation established by the City of Huntsville, Alabama, and governed by a city-appointed Museum Board. The Museum seeks to foster understanding of the visual arts and appreciation of artistic achievement. The mission of the Museum is to bring people and art together through acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the highest quality works of art.

Bringing People and Art Together

Huntsville Photographic Society
Huntsville Photographic Society
c/o The Arts Council, 700 Monroe Street, SW, Suite 2
Huntsville, Alabama 35801-5579
(256) 519-2787

The Huntsville Photographic Society (HPS) is an organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of photography in Huntsville, Alabama, and the surrounding area through informative programs, member contests, and special events and informative and programs.

We meet the second and forth Monday of each month, except December, at 7 PM. Our usual meeting place is in the auditorium of the Madison County Huntsville Public Main Library auditorium located at 915 Monroe Street.

Visitors are always welcome and are encouraged to join. Annual dues are $30 for a family membership or $20 for individuals.

Please visit our web for more information and obtain a membership application.

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
500 Church Street Suite One
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 551-2230
http://www.huntsville.org

The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official city/county agency which promotes Huntsville and Madison County as a convention site and visitor destination. The Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center is located at 500 Church Street and is open daily excluding major holidays.

The Visitor Center offers information on attractions, lodging, dining, shopping, special events, entertainment, recreation, sporting events, brochures and maps. Stop by the Visitor Center to pick up your free Passport Coupons to many of our attractions, as well as an All-Star Sports pass or the Arts & Entertainment coupon.

Irish Society of North Alabama
PO Box 18985
Huntsville, AL 35804
http://www.shamrockalabama.org

The Irish Society of North Alabama is a 501(C)(3) non-profit membership organization with the purpose to promote the Irish culture in Northern Alabama through education, dance, music and the arts. The Irish Society of North Alabama’s largest annual event is the Ellen McAnelly Memorial St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in downtown Huntsville the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish Society hosts or sponsors Irish or Celtic cultural events such as concerts, ceilis (dances) and guest speakers.

In order to further promote the Irish culture, the Irish Society participates in community educational events such as the iFest (International Festival at UAH), Burritt on the Mountain’s Heritage Days, the Tennessee Valley Scottish Society’s Highland Games and the Panoply Arts Festival. The Irish Society, when available, visits local schools to promote the Irish culture.

The Irish Society supports United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and the Tennessee Valley’s annual “An Irish Evening” fundraiser by providing Irish themed activities and many members provide the evening entertainment. In addition, the Irish Society partners with Still Serving Veterans for an annual fundraising gala “Huntsville Irish Christmas and Whiskey Tasting” in November featuring Irish music and dance.

The Irish Society of North Alabama promotes the Irish culture in Northern Alabama through education, dance, music and the arts. To the IRISH!