As the leaves begin to fall and temperatures cool down, we are celebrating Fall with more than 30 local arts organizations, artists, and small arts businesses who make Huntsville a creative place to live all year round! From art and dance classes to symphony performances, hip hop cyphers to towering public art exhibits, unique art, and awe-inspiring gallery exhibits…we invite you to Fall for the Arts with us all month long!
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October 6th– FREE Huntsville Madison County Public Library Bicentennial Celebration You’re invited to celebrate the oldest public library in the state on Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Early Works Museum. Special appearance and workshop by Laura Murray, illustrator of the Amazing Alabama coloring book. Celebration will also feature puppet shows, cake, crafts and more!
October 6th Intro to Relief Printing at Green Pea Press Create a linoleum block print from start to finish! This is the perfect workshop for beginners, or those with light experience who are wanting to further develop their skills and learn different techniques. Registration required. 10am-6pm.
Pictures of Hope Art Show presented by ArtLady Sonya Clemons and the Jackson County Drug Court and Family Wellness Court
This art show hosted at Pine Bros. Coffee Company in Scottsboro from noon to 4pm. Pictures of Hope is an art program created to benefit the Recovery Community in Jackson County.
October 12th – 14th
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre presents Lyle the Crocodile Based on the book Lyle, Lyle the Crocodile, this stage adaptation follows the story of Lyle – a crocodile who mysteriously shows up in the bathroom of the Primm’s new house. Lyle is no ordinary reptile, but that doesn’t stop neighbor Mr. Grumps from trying to banish him to the zoo!
October 19th Tchaikovsky Five presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra This performance spotlights two very different Russian symphonies – Prokofiev’s short Classical and Tchaikovsky’s lush, romantic firth symphony, whose second movement offers one of his best-known melodies.
October 19th – 28th– FREE
Intrude Public Art Installation in Big Spring Park
October 20th – FREE ChromAddict Studio Artist Demo Carrie Alderfer’s love of nature and color inspires her dynamic, graphic artwork. Her work showcases strong lines, emotional colors, and approachable subjects. Stop by her studio from 1-2pm on Saturday, October 20th to experience a live artist demo.
October 20th –FREE Car Boot Sale from 12-4pm at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
October 21st Dinner Concert presented by Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, hosted at the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Carriage House. Enjoy dinner accompanied by Stravinksy’s Octet for Winds and Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings.
October 26th – FREE Broadway Theatre League presents A Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly. This free show will be held at 7pm at the VBC Concert Hall. Recommended for grades k-4. Reserve your seats in advance here.
October 26th Doctor Osborn’s Magical Laboratory, presented by Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre Doctor Osborn will bring his annual bag of Halloween tricks and treats back to Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater. This is a family fun show with balloons, magic, and comedy for all ages. Costumes are encouraged! Tickets available here.
October 27th – FREE
Alabama Youth Ballet presents Cupcakes & Characters. Enjoy an educational and fun Saturday morning of crafts, stories, a short ballet performance and of course, cupcakes, at the AYBT studio.
October 27th – FREE (with bag of candy donation) Trick or Treating at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
October 27th – FREE ($10 on-site parking) Drive-In on the Dock Halloween Fright Flicks Don’t miss this triple-feature scary picture show. Tune your car’s radio to hear the film just like in the good ol’ days. 7-11:45pm at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.
October 28th The Villains of Broadway Cabaret presented by Independent Musical Productions
When it comes to musical theater, sometimes it’s good to be bad, sinister, cruel, or just plain creepy. IMP brings you a cavalcade of musical theater bad guys whom we simply love to hate. Tickets and information here.
October 28th Spirited Art Painting in the Park Join Spirited art among the whimsical rabbits of the Intrude public art installation in Big spring Park for an afternoon of plein air painting. Bring a blanket to sit on for this painting event – but Spirited Art will provide the rest. Appropriate for all ages, 5 and up. Sign up here.
Denise Onwere Gallery
Local art studio that offers creative classes for all ages, located at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, studio 203. Drop in and create your own masterpiece on canvas. Options available for monthly after-school, weekends, homeschool art classes, and Chef Will Jr. Chef classes.