Alabama Arts and Culture

The arts in Alabama have something for everyone to enjoy, from art museums to theaters to sites that pay homage to the state’s most celebrated artists. No matter what piques your interest, you’ll be inspired at every turn in Alabama. The rich history and culture of Sweet Home Alabama are reflected in its arts scene, which is home to a vast array of exceptional performers and artists. If you’re looking for a truly unique Alabama art experience, check out one of the famous film festivals. Experience art showcasing the best cinema and exceptional new filmmakers and films throughout the year in Alabama!

48 Hours in Auburn

November 2023


The home of Auburn University offers a burgeoning restaurant scene, chic hotels, acclaimed golf and a progressive, youthful vibe. 



Check into one of Auburn’s many unique hotels. The newest, the Laurel Hotel & Spa, is part of Auburn University’s recently unveiled Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center.

Both it and the AAA Four Diamond-rated Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center serve as teaching facilities for the university’s Hospitality Management Program. The boutique Collegiate Hotel, once a women’s dormitory, combines the nostalgic setting with modern luxuries. 

The Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National brings a touch of elegance—and a wonderful golf course—to the lodging scene. After checking in, check out downtown. No Auburn visit is complete without seeing Toomer’s Corner, where Auburn fans traditionally celebrate victories by rolling the oaks, aka blanketing the corner’s oak trees with toilet paper. Pop into Toomer’s Drugs while you’re there for a glass of its world-famous lemonade: Esquire once ranked it No. 1 in its “162 Reasons It’s Good to Be an...

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48 Hours in Huntsville

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Alabama’s Impact on Music Begins in the Quad-cities.

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Featured Locations & Events

Whether it's watching a performance at the local theater or walking through a museum, Alabama has some of the greatest arts experiences waiting for you.

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Expression & Culture

Explore these attractions and more when you visit our arts destinations.

Outside view of brick building Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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Street view of the Virginia Samford Theatre

Virginia Samford Theatre

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Art exhibit at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

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Outside nighttime view of Mobile Museum of Art

Mobile Museum of Art

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Person holding glass vase at Orbix Hot Glass

Orbix Hot Glass

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Quilts at Gees Bend Quilters Collective

Gees Bend Quilters Collective

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Find an Alabama Arts Experience

Explore arts locations you should visit the next time you're here.
215 19th Street West
Jasper, AL 35501
Bernards Store For Men, founded in 1940 by Bernard Weinstein, has been a clothing tradition in Jaspe...

423 North Norton Avenue
Sylacauga, AL 35150
Free samples plus shopping in Country Store after tour.

Botanical Garden...
700 Forest Hill Drive
Mobile, AL 36608
The Japanese Garden of Mobile has ponds filled with koi and lotus blossoms, and is surrounded by wal...

Guides Tours Or Ri...
Earlie O Neal Rd
Cropwell, AL 35054
Charter a bus for your Alabama trip in just 60 seconds using CharterUP's online marketplace.

Hotel Or Motel
714 Boll Weevil Circle
Enterprise, AL 36330