Third Friday in Forest Park and Tour de Loo.

Shop local and enjoy your neighborhood restaurants and shops in Forest Park! During the Third Friday events, the Forest Park merchants’ loos are transformed into art installations by local artists. Jessica Dallow, Associate professor at University of Alabama at Birmingham, will judge the best installation and award the winning artist with a $200 prize, compliments of Marco Morosini, owner of neighborhood restaurant Silvertron Café! Restaurants will have specials, shops and galleries will be open late (5-8 pm), catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for gifts while enjoying a refreshment. Enjoy the social scene of Forest Park after hours. 5:30-8:30 pm: Hoop for Fitness will be performing: participate in the hula hoop fun and watch it light up as teh sun goes down! Your performers that evening will be Robbie Lewis, Paige Bramblett, and Hilary McKinney. There will be hoops to share for adults, kids, and babies. Sponsored by Boehm Realty!

Artists can submit to participate in the future Tour de Loos with an email to stating what their installation will be and send low-res images of artwork.

Art installation = taking an interior and loading it with disparate items that evoke complex and multiple associations, thoughts and moods. PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS: Naked Art Gallery: (5 – 8 pm) . “To Belgium and Back” – An art exchange between Birmingham and Belgium April 15th (World’s Art Day!) through May 7th Belgian artists featured: Anne B Kathy Lecocq Dominique Declerck

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