We are a membership based co-operative of artists, musicians, and patrons, who believe that diversity and collective creativity is the strength of a healthy community.
East Village Arts at Eastlake
At East Village Arts of Birmingham, we have a mission to create a vital and safe cultural cross roads for community artists and friends to gather and create. Our vision is to support emerging and established local and traveling artists, poets, and musicians in a diversity of genres with a venue that is accessible, efficient, and affordable.
We host a variety of events and activities from artist showcases, exhibitions and workshops, concerts, rehearsals and low-cost music lessons, poetry and spoken words performances, as well as making affordable or free space available.
We seek to work with local organizations to strengthen ties between artists, the diverse music scenes of our city, and the wider community. We envision our presence as a collective, anchoring an "East Village" in Birmingham, Alabama and spearheading a safe setting for cooperative neighborhood rehabilitation and improvement.
Misha Feigin with Ladonna Smith and Alina Tuganova
November 17th, 7pm
East Village Arts (EVA) will support the Ukranian effort with a benefit concert of Russian, Ukrainian, and Eastern European music to raise awareness and funds for the situation in Ukraine. As music is a universal language and a powerful connector, EVA will present artists from both Russia and Ukraine in an effort to show that human beings must come together for the greater good of the people. The concert will feature poet and musician, Russian born Misha Feigin in Concert with Birmingham’s LaDonna Smith (with Alina Tuganova) in a concert of free-improvisations. The two have worked and toured together on the international free-improvisation concert scene for nearly 30 years!
See www.U24.gov.ua to make a donation
Exprov VI: Taylor Rouss & friends
Friday November 4, 2022
doors open at 7:30pm,
show starts at 8:00pm
October 29, 2022 4:00 - 6:30pm
Sanovia Muhammad presents a performance of her book: A Journey to Forgiveness
Postcards from East Lake Park
You can view this exhibit and speak with Craig Legg at EVA on Saturday afternoons!
Come see the marriage of narrative and burlesque that Belladonna and her dance crew will bring to EVA!
Special Guest Performance by : Patsy So Fine, Mad Hatter Dance Co, Lucy Nightly, and MORE!
Saturday, July 30th at 8pm.
Fresh from Performing at the World Games!
Friday July 8th, 2022
Birmingham's own Sharrif Simmons graces EVA on Friday, July 8th 2022. Doors open at 6:30pm. Sharrif will be reading excerpts from his new books and jamming with his old band into the night! Join us in celebrating Sharrif's performance at the World Games!
Uniquely conceived in the form of a "village" or town, we have an open gallery for artist exhibitions, a performance space with a stage & church pew seating, a nice wood floor for dance and classwork, and a number of village mini studios which may be occupied by local artists to show or execute their work.
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You can earn many of the perks of membership by serving as an event curator, social media curator, workshop leader, housekeeper, or a member of our gardening team.
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Help us keep the lights on and enjoy the benefits of a community-based performance, teaching, and exhibition space ! Your commitment of a modest monthly membership fee will support our presence and longevity. As a member, the commercial rental fee for your scheduled event is pre-paid with your sustaining membership.