Known as an award-winning artist and member of the Birmingham Art Association, Andrea Lucas is also a multitalented performer. Since April of this year, Mrs. Lucas has opened her new studio to other inspired individuals of all ages by hosting monthly Hootenanniesvariety shows available to all levels of different talents including renowned poets and writers, up-and-coming singer/songwriters, self-taught instrumentalists, and even a magician. Each Hootenanny commences with a gallery open house highlighting a featured artist. After a couple of hours of complimentary snacks, the festivities begins with a performance by Mrs. Lucas herself who comically kicks off the night of curated acts, audience participation through a draw-from-the-hat, and comes to a close with a group sing-a-long. The Hootenannies are an intimate and cozy setting for performers of varying backgrounds and supporters of the art community. Tickets for the Hootenannies go fast, typically selling out before the door.