From arts education initiatives and services for area arts organizations to the region’s largest arts festival, a summer concert series, and much more, The Arts Council offers a range of programs to promote and advance the arts in our community. Huntsville and Madison County residents benefit from the following Arts Council programs.
Arts Community Promotion & Support
Huntsville is home to a vibrant arts and cultural community, and The Arts Council works to support and promote the work of more than 200 member arts organizations and individual artists. The Arts Council’s Arts Assembly represents the very best of Huntsville music, dance, theatre, film and visual, literary, communications and multidisciplinary arts and culture. Arts Assembly members benefit from monthly membership meetings, affinity groups, promotional support and technical assistance. Throughout the year, The Arts Council also offers targeted workshops for Assembly members focusing on topics such a publicity, funding, business development for individual artists and much more.
Panoply is the Southeast’s premier arts weekend where Huntsville’s innovative spark shines through a festival of art, music and more. Don’t miss the 33rd anniversary of the Panoply Arts Festival on April 24th-26th 2015.
Beginning the first Monday of June, The Arts Council and the City of Huntsville join forces to bring you a summer-long concert series for music enthusiasts of all ages. Audiences enjoy an eclectic blend of music of all genres, from jazz to country to rock-n-roll, all in an al fresco setting. Since the summer of 2012, Concerts in the Park has been held at the Huntsville Museum of Art’s new outdoor stage in Big Spring International Park.
Huntsville/Madison County provides a nurturing and creative environment for professional artists, and The Arts Council is committed to showcasing the work of area artists to expand the market for visual arts in our community. The Arts Council hosts a gallery space – art@TAC at the Von Braun Center – and promotes member galleries including the Huntsville Art League, Huntsville Photographic Society, Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment Center and Flying Monkey Arts. The Arts Council is also working to incorporate public art throughout the community to increase the livability, walkability and desirability of our neighborhoods and overall quality of life.
Learning about (and through) the arts gives children and adults of all ages more than mere knowledge—it helps them understand themselves and the world around them in a way nothing else can. While substantial progress has been made in incorporating the arts into our schools, there is still much to be done. The Arts Council can connect you to the resources available for arts education throughout our community.