Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama
June 1 - July 2
The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual traveling juried art show. The show is open to students from throughout the state that have visual impairments, blindness, and or deaf blindness. The artists are of various age attending public, private, residential, and home schools.
The show provides artists an opportunity to showcase their special talents and abilities. This year’s art show begins at the Shelby County Arts Council, in Columbiana, Alabama and then proceeds through a variety of venues throughout the state.
Children who participate in the show use various media to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Art is included in the students’ academic curriculum in areas such as the development of communication skills utilizing visual and tactical abilities, math, science, reading and leisure time activities. The artwork is unique with emphasis on creativity, color, and tactile media.
Sponsored in part by:
- Shelby County Council for the Arts
- The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry Vision Science Research Center
- Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
- Purchase Award Individuals and Agencies
- Private Donations
Admission for the museum is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for members. We also offer free admission this year to education, healthcare, and first responder workers as part of our Arts for the Frontline program, sponsored by Bank Independent and E.S. Robbins.