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Magic City Art Connection presents ART BASH 2018!

WIGS & WALLPAPER: A Patterned Art Bash
February 24, 2018
3012 4th Avenue South

About Art Bash
Magic City Art Connection’s Winter Benefit, Art Bash, is known for reinventing Birmingham spaces into unique, one-night-only party experiences and environments. Get ready to find art, plus eat, drink, pose, dance, and gawk as we build excitement and support for the contemporary art festival happening April 27-29 in downtown’s Linn Park.

Advance Tickets Closed. Please purchase at the Door Saturday night.

$30 Advance / $40 at Door
($10 in Bash Bucks for Art Salon Purchase + Lottery Drawing for select number of Liesa Cole Portraits + cash bar_wine, beer & mixed drinks)

$40 Advance / $50 at Door

($10 in Bash Bucks for Art Salon Purchase + Liesa Cole Portrait + cash bar_wine, beer & mixed drinks)

$50 Advance / $60 at Door
($15 in Bash Bucks for Art Salon Purchase + Liesa Cole Portrait + 1 Bar ticket)

$125 Advance / $135 at Door
($50 in Bash Bucks for Art Salon Purchase + Liesa Cole Portrait + 2 Bar tickets)

$200 Advance / $210 at Door
($75 in Bash Bucks for Art Salon Purchase + Liesa Cole Portrait + 4 Bar tickets)


The Art Salon
Wonderful works of art for purchase and auction from 2018 exhibiting artists, plus other local talents and collectors.  

11th annual Art Bash Guest Portraits with Liesa Cole of Studio GoodLight
For Art Bash’s 2018 collaboration with award winning photographer, Liesa Cole of Studio GoodLight, pose on our patterned set inspired by the art installations of artist, Yayoi Kusama. Over the last 10 years, Magic City Art Connection’s partnership with this amazing Birmingham creative has produced a series of amazing guest portraits. They are highly coveted and fun to watch as Liesa works her magic with each muse.

Read about Liesa’s accolades from being chosen as 2014 ADDY’s Photographer of the Year to her 1st Prize at the Photography Masters Conference in Grado, Italy to photographing the Dalai Lama during his trip to Birmingham. She just took home another 2017 ADDY for a YWCA Campaign she shot. She’s major! Scroll to the bottom of this page for a look at some of the great portrait images captured by Liesa at past Art Bash fundraisers.

Selfie Space
Hang out, play, and become the photographer in our 2nd patterned space fashioned for fun selfie portraits!

Culinary Bites by:
Birmingham Breadworks
Carrigan’s Public House
Glorybound Gyros
Naughty But Nice Kettlecorn
Pazzo’s Big Slice
The J. Clyde
Y Cater

Dancefloor – Music & Video Projection by
Katie & John Gaiser, a married couple
DJ Johnny

Production & Design
Magic City Art Connection Production Team:
Alex Kunzman, Jess Marie Walker, Lucy Allen, Ryan Hittie, Ashley Wingo, Shannon Ellis.
Christophe Nicolet – lighting & design consultant extraordinaire

You’ll want to dress in your favorite pattern or motif, especially for if you get time on set with Liesa Cole. Stripes–Plaid–Polka Dots–Checkered–Shapes–Color Blocking–Line! We recommend pattern on pattern looks. Go crazy! We’ll have some cool & crazy wigs if you can’t find one. NOTE: dressing up is not required, but it’s much more fun. Check MCAC’s social media pages for patterned attire inspiration before the party. (Facebook & Instagram: @magiccityartconnection)

Door Prizes
Corks & Chefs tickets
Festival Passes
Bottles of Wine
2017 Limited Edition Festival T-Shirts

Coat Check
A self check coat area for partygoers will be available.

There is on street parking, plus several street lots located very close by on 4th Avenue South and cross streets.

Security is in place for the fundraiser party.

Bash profits support an art-trip for Birmingham 3rd- 4th graders Friday, among the hundreds of children coming to the 3-day Festival. All kids  up to 15 enjoy Imagination Festival art workshops and experiences free of charge. Help support a memorable arts day for all of our kids over April 27-29 at the 35th  annual contemporary art festival. Magic City Art Connection is a 501c3 non-profit festival and sole recipient of all funds received through grants, donations, fees, ticket revenues and in-kind support.

Art Bash Sponsors & Partners. Thank you!

View Art Bash 2017 – Decadence

View Art Bash 2016 – Fire & Ice

View Art Bash 2015 – Once Upon a Forest

View Art Bash 2014 – Intergalactic

Art Bash’s amazing Guest Portraits, a collaboration with Omni Studio’s Liesa Cole.
CLICK HERE to see the 2016 Guest Portraits from BIG Communications’ GIF Booth.

1623 2nd Avenue North – Thomas Jefferson Towers Ballroom

Once Upon A Forest
3116 4th Avenue South

 3009 3rd Avenue South – Former NorDys Gallery

 2213 1st Avenue South – Currently Birmingham Legion FC, Former Kathy Harris Interiors

Midnight in Paris
1914 Third Avenue North – Burger Phillips Bldg – Currently Botanica, Formerly Burger Phillips Department Store

2924 3rd Ave South  – Currently Hop City, Formerly Nelson-Brantley Glass

Gaga for Art Bash
 2400 7th Avenue South – Currently Dread River Distilling, Formerly Peck & Hills Antiques

Pistons & Pinups
115 South 35th Street – formerly Old Car Heaven

Silver Leafed
corner of 12th Street & 1st Avenue North – Tillman Levenson building

Sake to Me
corner of 3rd Avenue South & 22nd Street – Former Tom Williams BMW Showroom

41st Annual MCAC

April 26-28, 2024