ArtPlay

ArtPlay, ASC's Education & Outreach Program

 

Growing a Love of the Arts

Thanks to Jane Stephens Comer's generous donation to UAB's Alys Stephens Center, a brand new arts education initiative called ArtPlay has opened its doors. This beautiful Victorian house, located in the heart of Southside only blocks away from the Alys Stephens Center, is home to ASC's expanded education and outreach program.

The ASC's Arts Education & Outeach program is at the root of our mission to make the performing arts accessible to the broadest possible audience and cultivate an understanding of and appreciation for the arts. We are committed to providing meaningful interaction with renowned artists and exciting opportunities for artistic growth and development for students, parents, and teachers.

The ArtPlay house has been renovated to provide quality art programming for every generation of aspiring artist, a community venue with an array of programming for creative learning, and a beautiful setting for special events. Arts classes are available for all ages in dance, music, visual arts, film, and theatre from local arts organizations and individual teachers. To learn more about ArtPlay or to register for future classes, visit the ArtPlay website.

 

Our Classes

 

 

 

Our Mission

ArtPlay, the education and outreach initiative of UAB's Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, endeavors to educate, inspire, and nurture creative growth and self-expression in people of all ages by providing innovative arts education programming in a collaborative and holistic environment.


Our Vision

ArtPlay Believes:

  • In the creative potential of every human being regardless of age or social background.
  • That everyone benefits from being actively engaged and inspired by the arts and having an opportunity to express themselves creatively on the most basic level.
  • That an arts learning center should serve as a classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, incubator, and town hall for the entire community.
  • Involvement in creative endeavors encourages self-awareness, teaches discipline, and encourages communication between people of all backgrounds.
  • The arts are an essential component of the learning and development process in building a comprehensive educational foundation.

Did You Know

Since the inception of the Arts Education & Outreach program in 2002, over 50,000 students have participated in these programs that provide a basis for learning, growing, connecting with other cultures, and exchanging ideas. As part of that outreach, the ASC produces original theatrical productions each season. School kids attend "Meet the Artist" shows for free. Your support allows us to provide buses free-of-charge too.

  • $20 pays for one student on the Martin Hames Arts Mentoring Program to see a performance.
  • $100 pays for one school bus of students to see a Meet the Artist series performance.
  • $325 pays for one ASC Drama Camp tuition scholarship.
  • $1,000 pays for a 6-week Poet's Corner residency.

For more information about the ASC's Arts Education & Outreach program, call (205) 934-6012.

ArtPlay Sponsors

  • Jane Stephens Comer
  • DST Health Solutions
  • Ebsco
  • The Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
  • ASC Junior Patron Education Fund
  • Patty McDonald
  • Sterne Agee
  • Wells Fargo
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Boz Scaggs
Thursday 8/14
Boz Scaggs 08/14/2014
$55.50, 65.50, 74.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream"
Tuesday 8/19
EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream" 08/19/2014
$, 15.20, 16.15, 20.00, 21.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream"
Wednesday 8/20
EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream" 08/20/2014
$, 15.20, 16.15, 20.00, 21.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream"
Thursday 8/21
EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream" 08/21/2014
$, 15.20, 16.15, 20.00, 21.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream"
Friday 8/22
EarFilms: "To Sleep to Dream" 08/22/2014
$, 15.20, 16.15, 20.00, 21.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Keb Mo & G. Love & Special Sauce
Tuesday 8/26
Keb Mo & G. Love & Special Sauce 08/26/2014
$48.50, 58.50, 68.50
SHOW 7:00pm
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Duquette Johnston with Armand Margjeka
Friday 9/12
Duquette Johnston with Armand Margjeka 09/12/2014
$29.50
SHOW 7:30pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Friday 9/12
Symphonie Fantastique 09/12/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Fri & Sat, Sept 12 & 13, 2014 : 8 pm
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MACMILLAN: Confession of Isobel Gowdie
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
“Fantastic” says it all. This “episode in the life of an artist” follows our lovesick hero through obsession and despair. It must be experienced to be believed.

Symphonie Fantastique
Saturday 9/13
Symphonie Fantastique 09/13/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Symphonie Fantastique
Fri & Sat, Sept 12 & 13, 2014 : 8 pm
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
MACMILLAN: Confession of Isobel Gowdie
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
“Fantastic” says it all. This “episode in the life of an artist” follows our lovesick hero through obsession and despair. It must be experienced to be believed.

Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Piano concerto No. 2
Friday 9/19
Coffee Concert: Rachmaninoff Piano concerto No. 2 09/19/2014
$19.00, 27.00, 33.00
SHOW 11:00am
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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2
Fri, Sept 19, 2014 | 11 a.m.
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Serenade for Strings
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Friday 9/19
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff 09/19/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Fri & Sat, Sept 19 & 20, 2014 : 8 pm
Rune Bergmann, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Psalm XIII (World Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian
Two great Russians, two incurable Romantics, two supreme masters of the orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Second Piano Concerto is paired with one of Tchaikovsky’s most awe-inspiring symphonies.

Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Saturday 9/20
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff 09/20/2014
$24.00, 34.00, 49.00, 69.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff
Fri & Sat, Sept 19 & 20, 2014 : 8 pm
Rune Bergmann, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
ZIVKOVIC: Psalm XIII (World Premiere)
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, Little Russian
Two great Russians, two incurable Romantics, two supreme masters of the orchestra. Rachmaninoff’s thrilling Second Piano Concerto is paired with one of Tchaikovsky’s most awe-inspiring symphonies.

Experience Hendrix Tour
Thursday 9/25
Experience Hendrix Tour 09/25/2014
$91.50, 110.50, 125.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Hit Men
Friday 9/26
The Hit Men 09/26/2014
$24.00, 39.50, 49.00, 62.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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The Hit Men
Fri, Sept 26, 2014 : 8 pm
Samford University’s Wright Center
Former members of hit acts including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Critters, Jim Croce, Carly Simon and more, playing music that’s transcended generations.

Kirk Whalum Jazz Essentials: Swing
Friday 9/26
Kirk Whalum Jazz Essentials: Swing 09/26/2014
$39.50
SHOW 8:00pm
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