The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!
The Hilltop Howlers are so excited to bring to you our first large art festival! We hope to grow this in the coming years to one of the premier festivals in the city, and help shine a spotlight on the Hilltop area that we love so much! Featuring food, music, scores of artists, vendors, non-profits, and so, so much more we look forward to welcoming you to the Hilltop! This is a family friendly event with a little something for everyone, so come on out and make a day of it!
Saturday May 20th 2023, Goldthwaite Street
10am - 3pm, free
Artful Cigar Boxes
Ceramics and Textiles
Kimono bags, soap, embroidery, and pysanky
Surreal / Impressionist / Psychedelic
Handcrafted greeting cards, Resin & crushed glass art, tea towels
Woodburn and painted designs on gourds and wood
Wheel thrown and hand built stoneware pottery
Photography from an artistic perspective
Digital Art, Abstract Art, Photography, Giftables
colorful acrylic paintings
Drawings, paintings, blockprinting, 2d mixed media
Drawing and painting
Photography, abstract paintings, digital art
Pen, watercolor, acrylic, digital
Acrylic on canvas
Mixed Media visionary and landscape paintings
Jewelry, bath & body products, candles & art
Feather paintings and portraiture
Hand turned wooden vessels
Acrylic & watercolor paintings and prints, as well as some CDs and t shirts.
The Hilltop areas much loved food truck.
Verde Cafe is bringing their food truck on site.
The Cheesecake Empori-Yum is the go to place for all things Cheesecake in the River Region.
Boozy Jam, Floral Jelly, Fruit Butters, Pepper Jellies, Salsa, Pickles, cakes, cookies, fudge, cheese straws & dog cookies
Brownies, Cakes, Candy, Cookies, Cupcakes Scones
Will be providing music in the Sanctuary courtyard.
Providing soothing tunes between panels at the Sanctuary.
Performing in Hilltop Pubic House.
Performing in Hilltop Pubic House.
Providing reptile education with his assortment of reptiles.
They are bringing their bus down from Birmingham.
Will be doing creative placemaking
The anchor on one end of our street of awesome, the Sanctuary will be one of our main event locations, featuring food, art, shopping, and fun!
The anchor on the other end of our street of awesome, their green space will be filled with vendors, artists, and activities, while inside you will be able to get the full range of delicious pastries and beverages as always.
We have partnered with MMFA to bring a host of different elements, such as education about Anne Goldthwaite.
We have received a generous grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts to help bring this festival to fruition.
Kevin King and many of the fantastic artists from Kings Canvas will be participating.
Ann Goldthwaite is the inspiration for this art festival, our patron spirit as it were, so we thought we would take a moment to educate about her.
Anne Goldthwaite (June 28, 1869 – January 29, 1944) was an American painter and printmaker and an advocate of women's rights and equal rights. Goldthwaite was born in Montgomery and studied art in New York City. She was a member of a group of artists that called themselves Académie Moderne and held annual exhibitions.
She exhibited, along with other artists such as Van Gogh, Degas, and Monet. She set up residence in New York City and spent the summers with family in Montgomery. She taught at the Art Students League of New York for 23 years and during the summers, she was an instructor at the Dixie Art Colony.
She was an advocate of equal rights and women's rights. She was actively involved in woman's groups, and fought for equality in the South for ethnic minorities. Her work as an activist and artist intersected on several occasions, including the 1915 Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture by Women Artists for the Benefit of the Woman Suffrage Campaign, which she co-organized, and the unfurling of a suffrage banner of her own design at a 1916 New York Giants baseball game.
No one is quite sure which member of the Goldthwaite family that Goldthwaite street is named for (at least not at the Department of Archives), but we choose to think it was named for Anne. She encompasses the traits the Howlers hold most dear: a love of the arts, and the fight for having everyone being treated equally, no matter their gender, race, or orientation. So it's in her honor that we have decided to host this annual event.
We are accepting donations to help bring this to fruition. If you would like to donate a small amount, the link below will make that happen. Just note that you would like the money to go towards this festival specifically.
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