If Huntsville has anything, it is the ability to bring people together through the arts. Experiencing wonder is easy in Huntsville, where abandoned mills are art meccas and building sides have come alive with colorful storytelling murals.

Lowe Mill:

Located at 2211 Seminole Drive SW, Huntsville, AL

Let's start with a historic factory building, a former shoe mill now home to the largest cultural art center in the south. The creaky doors open and reveal the interior of a once bustling mill where hustle was the game; today, those same creaky doors open to the magic of creative spaces. Lowe Mill welcomes scores of people to have clear glass views into more than 150 studios and 200 artists. Browse the long hallways and watch art in progress; the open door policy means bypassers are welcome to observe makers during all stages of their process.


Lowe Mill Open Gallery    Lowe Mill Gallery Hallway

Lowe Mill Inside Gallery    Lowe Mill Inside Gallery

This redeveloped space offers dining, entertainment, a community garden, and hands-on art and music opportunities.

Images: Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment - Taken By: Cyle Augusta 


Little Green Store and Art Gallery:

Located at 820 Monte Sano Blvd SE, Huntsville, AL 35801

Did you know there's a treasure trove of art in Monte Sano? You may have driven past it like I had and didn't recognize it for what it was. I'd seen the sweet sign reading "Little Green Store" but had overlooked the words "and art gallery." As you step inside, you'll recognize the owner's deep appreciation for unique and local art. Since 2008 they have showcased artists and sold their wares. From wall hangings to decorative tea towels, hand-painted jewelry, and everything in between, you won't find your typical gift shop items.


Little Green Store Exterior    Little Green Store Inside Art

Colorful Art at Little Green Store    Little Boy looking at art at Little Green Store

This shop, full of unique and one-of-a-kind gifts, is a revolving gallery with a new feature artist each month. The current artist is Rossina Boyer. The Little Green Store hosts an artist reception on the first Thursday of each month.

Images: Little Green Store and Art Gallery - Taken By: Cyle Augusta 


Carlisle Gallery

Located at 801 Holmes Ave NE, Huntsville, AL 35801

Coming down Monte Sano into Little Five Points, you will pass a lovely yellow historic home-turned-art gallery. The friendly yellow house has a small sign promoting "Art and Frames" - it's easy to miss. It has to be North Alabama's "best-known secret" since it's not immediately recognizable.


Carlise Gallery Exterior    Carlise Gallery Interior

Foyer Carlise Gallery    Carlise Gallery Colorful Hallway

Yet, the establishment has provided Huntsville families with fine art for over thirty years. With a full-service frame shop, this art gallery is a gem.

Images: Carlisle Gallery - Taken By: Cyle Augusta 


Downtown Huntsville Secret Art Trail

Located at 500 Church Street SW, Huntsville, AL

Chances are high that you've seen parts of the secret art trail simply from being out and about downtown. I stopped at the visitor information Center on Church street to pick up an official map of where to find the secret art.


clinton art alley    Galaxy Mural

vote mural    Secret Art Trail Clues

This is a great way to visit the downtown arts and entertainment district. You'll find yourself looking up, scanning alleyways, and glancing around corners.

Images: Secret Art Trail - Taken By: Cyle Augusta 


Huntsville Museum of Art

Located at 300 Church Street, Huntsville, AL 35801

The museum within Big Spring Park encompasses fourteen permanent galleries and hosts three to four traveling exhibits a year.


Inside Museum of Art    Woman looking at Art at Museum of Art

Man looking at art at Museum of Art    $5 after 5 museum of art brochure

Every Thursday, the museum has a special $5 admission after five p.m. featuring a musical guest and wine available for purchase. It’s a fun and budget-friendly date night.

Images: Huntsville Museum of Art - Taken By: Cyle Augusta 



Located at 700 Monroe St SW #2, Huntsville, AL 35801

Huntsville’s flagship art festival is held every April! The festival welcomes more than 100 visual artists from various mediums, has two musical performance stages featuring 30+ musical acts by local bands and musicians, a variety of culinary artisan food trucks, kid-friendly interactives and STEAM activities, community art projects, and so much more!


The 2024 Panoply Arts Festival will be held in downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park, April 26 – 28, 2024! You can find more information HERE! 

Panopoly Letters    Metal Flowers Panopoly

Panopoly Gallery Booth    welcome to huntsville mural


Huntsville is a always keep’n it artsy between festivals, art in unexpected places, interactive pottery, painting and fine arts.