Emma Borders - Rags to Wags

Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

After mending a few more of Dorothy’s dog toys, Emma decided to turn her love of creativity and her ability to sew into her own nonprofit business: Rags to Wags. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Lindsey Whitlock.

The event will take place at Indian Springs Town Hall from 3-7 p.m. and feature a variety of local artists showcasing their talents. Read more


The event, held the first Saturday in December, has taken place for over 10 years. This year’s market will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature arts and crafts from a variety of local artists. Read more


While the company has no affiliation with Pinterest, their projects are inspired by what is trending online. The new location recently opened and held a grand opening on Nov. 30 Read more


205 By Design

Photos courtesy of Lindsey Whitlock.

The husband and wife have paired their creative spirits together and turned their dreams into a reality, launching their joint venture in 2018. 205 By Design enables them to pair their creations into a combined effort. Read more

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Created in 2014 to provide a safe and therapeutic work environment for residents of King’s Home, Prodigal Pottery began in a donated house located close to the rest of the King’s Home property, along with a donation of a kiln and unpainted pottery. Read more


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Staff photo.

Sarah Conklin is the featured artist for the 2019 Moss Rock Festival in The Preserve subdivision in Hoover on Nov. 2-3 and will be there to showcase and sell some of her work. Read more


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Photo courtesy of General Sumter Chapter DAR.

The General Sumter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its annual chapter art and essay award winners in May. Read more


Future Hoover 11-14-17 (3)

Photo by Jon Anderson

About 40 people attended the second of four Future Hoover meetings designed to let residents share their vision for the city. Read more


Hoover Elementary Music Festival 2017

Artwork created by Trace Crossings Elementary art teacher Adriana Northcutt and Trace Crossings first-graders

Each of the city's elementary and intermediate schools is sending a group of children to Hoover High School to either sing, play instruments or dance. Read more

Hoover Schools

Ryland Lovvorn

Photo courtesy of Ryland Lovvorn.

OMHS alumna Ryland Lovvorn continues to grow in her art. Read more



Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Local painter Kim Kreis finds affirmation in ‘redirection’ that led her to vivid florals. Read more


Rebecca Wells

Photo courtesy of Hoover Public Library

The 25th anniversary edition of Southern Voices will include more authors than usual. Read more



Photo courtesy of Mary Jean Henke.

Mary Jean Henke is a 13-year Inverness resident and avid painter. To other artists in the area, she is perhaps best known as the co-founder of Artists Incorporated in Vestavia Hills, a gallery for Birmingham area artists to display their work. Read more


0614 Chelsea art winner

Photo courtesy of Lori Risher.

Elisa Britton, an eighth-grader at Chelsea Middle School, won first place in the Shelby County Superintendent’s Art Show. Read more

Chelsea Schools

0614 LMPS art winner

Photo courtesy of Linda Rummell.

David Dauphin, a seventh grade student at Liberty Park Middle School, received awards in two art competitions. Read more

Liberty Park Schools

John Solomon Sandridge

Photos by Brian Wallace.

Chelsea resident John Solomon Sandridge became the first black American to be licensed by Coca-Cola International. Pieces from his collection are being displayed at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute through March 23. Read more

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Berry Middle School student Jade Jolly was recently named winner of the 2013 Alabama Pharmacy Association Poison Prevention Art Contest. Read more

Hoover Schools

Ray Brown fell in love with water, brushes and paint when he was studying commercial art at the University of Alabama. That watercolor love affair has continued throughout his life, as graphic art director and art teacher. Read more


Spain Park High School junior Annabelle DeCamillis won a Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal Award for her oil painting, “Rococo Renovation.” Read more

Hoover Schools

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