Arts Huntsville Invites Community to Decorate Downtown Huntsville with Pumpkins for Annual Fall for the Arts Celebration

Huntsville, AL - Arts Huntsville wants to see the community’s creations as we Fall for the Arts with 31 days of arts, entertainment and cultural programming throughout the month of October.  Now in its fifth year, Fall for the Arts is Arts Huntsville’s annual celebration of National Arts & Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast initiative highlighting the importance of arts and culture in our communities.


Community Pumpkin Patch

This year, Arts Huntsville is engaging the community in the arts with the downtown Pumpkin Patch. Sponsored by Lyon Family Farms, the Arts Huntsville Pumpkin Patch invites individuals, families, schools, businesses and other organizations to get creative by decorating a pumpkin to be displayed in downtown Huntsville from October 17 through October 31.  It is $25 to enter as an artist, individual, family, school group or non-profit and $50 to enter as a for-profit business, club or organization.


Cash prizes will be awarded in both categories, with first place receiving $100, second place $75 and third place $50.


Pumpkins may be carved or painted, so let your creativity run wild. Carved pumpkins must be fake pumpkins, however decorated pumpkins may be real. Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 7th and pumpkins must be delivered to the Arts Huntsville office in the Von Braun Center October 12th through 14th.


Arts Huntsville Member Events


Fall for the Arts focuses on Arts Huntsville’s member organizations and artists who are offering special programming throughout October. The organizations and artists offer a range of programs, including musicals, plays, concerts, classes in dance, painting and various visual art mediums as well as outdoor activities. Many Fall for the Arts events and activities are free to the public. Arts Huntsville invites the public to explore these activities on and by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@artshuntsville).


“There is always something new to experience in Huntsville, thanks to the wonderful programming offered by our local arts organizations, artists and businesses,” said Allison Dillon-Jauken, executive director of Arts Huntsville. “We hope people will get out and explore all that our arts and cultural sector has to offer this month and all year long.”

The organizations, attractions and artists participating in Fall for the Arts this year include:



American Association of University Women
Alabama Youth Ballet Theatre
Art & Soul Inspired Home
Art in Motion Dance Academy
Arts Huntsville
Burritt on the Mountain
Dance Theatre of Huntsville
Designbyhart Pottery Studio
Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater
First Baptist Church
Green Bead Design
Grissom High School Theatre
Huntsville Ballet Company
Huntsville Botanical Garden
Huntsville Chamber Music Guild
Huntsville Community Chorus
Huntsville Community Drumline
Huntsville Concert Band
Huntsville Feminist Chorus
Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society
Huntsville Iceplex
Huntsville M.E.T.
Huntsville Museum of Art
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Huntsville’s In the Mood Big Swing Band
Independent Musical Productions, Inc.
Irish Society of North Alabama
J. Leko Furniture Maker, LLC.
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
Nomadic Tapestry
Spirited Art
St. John Paul II Catholic High School
Startlingly Fresh Records
Tennessee Valley Jazz Society
The Kind Society
The Land trust of North Alabama
The Little Green Store & Gallery
UAH College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
U.S. Space & Rocket Center