Monday, August 9, 2010


Monday, August 9, 2010 0

ANNOUNCEMENT!! We are hosting the Indian Summer Art & Music Festival on September 4th! It will be held on the newly renovated Mobile Plaza in downtown Florence. We will have interactive art projects as well as a photo booth set up throughout the day. We will also have live music starting at 3pm by some amazing bands! We need artists to set up and showcase/sell their work, so if you are an artist/artisan and interested in setting up, e-mail us with the subject "Indian Summer" and be sure to include examples of your work!

We can't wait to hear from you!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Thursday, July 29, 2010 0
We had a benefit show on July 17th with music from Browan Lollar, John Cartwright, Matt Spencer (of Fistful of Beard), and Ursa Locomodus. Eli Flippen & Pegasus Records were generous enough to host the event for us. The fundraiser was a success & we are so thankful for all the support that we receive from the community!

Here are a few photos from the event.

We raised approximately $300 which will help us tremendously in applying for our 501c3 status with the IRS.

Also, if you're in Florence this week for the W.C. Handy Festival, we will be set up at Handy on the Plaza on Mobile Street tomorrow and Friday. We partnered with the end. to build an entry way for the event. Please come see us! We'd love to meet our supporters and get to chat with you about what we're doing.

One more thing! We are in the process of planning the Indian Summer Art & Music Festival. It is scheduled for September 4th. The event will run from noon until 9pm and feature music from Sparrow & the Ghost (Tuscaloosa), The Bear, and others. We will also have interactive art projects throughout the day and local artists set up showing their work.

ARTISTS!!! If you are interested in setting up for the event, e-mail us at with the subject "Indian Summer." We will get back to you with details for the event.

Friday, July 9, 2010


Friday, July 9, 2010 0

We know it's short notice, but we will be hosting a benefit show at Pegasus Records next Saturday. We would love to see you there! We've steadily been receiving more and more interest in what we're doing and have had many people ask when we'll have the space open. The sooner we can raise funds for renovations, the sooner our doors will be open. We appreciate all the support we've received thus far!

Also, we've partnered with Rivertown Coffee Co. to have a Trunk Show every third Saturday of the month. We'll be set up on the sidewalk outside of Rivertown next Saturday from 1pm until about 7pm.

So, come out & check out the art & handmade goods and then head over to Pegasus with us for some awesome local music!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

July Artist of the Month

Thursday, July 8, 2010 0

Meet our July Artist of the Month, Aaron Keen! His work is now hanging up at Rivertown Coffee Co. through the end of August. Be sure to stop by sometime and check it out!

Tell us a little about yourself.
Raised by two old hippies and loving the life they have shown me. It’s about making a life, not a living.

What materials do you use in your art? (and why?)
Mainly I use spray paint and acrylics. I feel that the unforgiving aerosol makes my work more natural and how it was supposed to be rather than how I wanted it to be.

Describe your artistic style and/or approach.
I really appreciate Brazilian graffiti. The "who gives a hell" approach really appeals to me. I don't try to make work that other people will enjoy as much as I try to make paintings that I can confidently talk about to the viewer.

What influences your art?
Dreams are the main influence in my art. When I wake up in the middle of the night, I try to make sense of what I was dreaming and then paint it the next day. I feel that the sub-consciousness is the most honest a person can get.
What do you want the viewer to take away from your art? 
I want the viewer to enjoy the colors, the strokes, the contrast, and the story that goes with the piece. They are all simple enough but surreal enough to make a general thought turn into a conversation for a group of viewers

What do you do when you're not making art?
Bartending and sleeping.

How can people contact you if they are interested in purchasing your art?
205-478-3581 or or 512 Hermitage Dr. come on by.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Monday, June 7, 2010 0
Come out to our trunk show this month on the 19th! Rivertown Coffee Co. (117 N. Seminary Street, Florence) has agreed to host a trunk show for us the third Saturday of every month. We're very excited to have a set day for these now. Plans are in the works to book a few bands to play that night as well. We're planning on starting this one around 3pm, and the music should start around 8pm.

Artists: if you're interested in setting up with us this month, e-mail us at and let us know!

Monday, May 24, 2010


Monday, May 24, 2010 0
We would like to thank everyone that came out to the Roadrunner Alleycat Race was a huge success! We ended up having 34 participants and an awesome time at the after party.

Special thanks to Ashton Lance for all of his planning; John Cartwright & Rivertown Coffee Company for sponsoring the event; & Eli Flippen & Pegasus Records for hosting & sponsoring the event. Also thanks go to the awesome bands that played tonight - The Bear, Feeling Positive, Janys Joplyn, & Rise Up Howlin' Werewolf.

It was incredible to have everyone's support. We can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Thursday, May 20, 2010 0
Don't forget!!! Our Roadrunner Alleycat Race is THIS Sunday, May 23rd! Registration starts at Pegasus Records (located at 612 E. Tennessee Street) in downtown Florence at 4pm. The race starts at 5! There will be an after party once the race is over with live music by The Bear, Feeling Positive, Rise Up Howlin' Werewolf, and possibly starts at 7. We'll be grilling hot dogs & hamburgers as well.

Race participants get into the after party for free, but if you'd just like to come hang out & hear the music, there will be a $5 cover.

Also, be sure to check out the article from today's Times Daily about the race!

See you Sunday!
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