GET ARTSY WITH A TRIP TO THE HUNTSVILLE MUSEUM OF ART
This is an exhibition that you do not want to miss. A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard is a vibrant contemporary textile exhibition showcasing twisted, tied, and braided works made from tactile and utilitarian materials like rope, yarn, clay, and wire. Made by an all-female roster of conceptual artists, these pieces push the boundaries of fiber art and elevate the status of weaving and knotting from craft to fine art. The artists infuse their works with personal stories and socio-political concerns to further revolutionize the previously marginalized genre of fiber arts.
While touring the Huntsville Museum of Art you can check out some of the other amazing exhibits including "Encounters" by Vadis Turner and the ever-so-popular "Buccellati: A Silver Menagerie" featuring animals crafted from 925 sterling silver. Don't forget the kiddos! There are PLENTY of pieces they can touch at the ART LAB and "A Walk Through Time."
A Beautiful Mess: Weavers and Knotters of the Vanguard - Huntsville Museum of Art
TAKE A WALK WITH THE BUTTERFLIES OR HOP ON A SWING AT THE HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN
Peak Butterfly Season ranges from May to the end of September so this weekend is the perfect time to see fluttering butterflies in the nation's largest open-air butterfly house. The Purdy Butterfly House at the Huntsville Botanical Garden is home to over 1,000 brightly-colored native butterflies.
If butterflies aren't your thing, then maybe try a swing. In Full Swing is the garden's newest exhibit featuring over 40 swings throughout the grounds. From porch swings to hammocks to swings the size of a twin bed, each area offers a new way to experience some of the garden’s best views for all ages.
Purdy Butterfly House - Huntsville Botanical Garden
ROCK OUT DURING HUNTSVILLE MUSIC MONTH
The stage has been set and Huntsville Music Month has begun. All September long, enjoy the sounds of "Alabama's Music Launchpad," with over 100 events throughout the city.
Show your love of Huntsville music by going to concerts and events, buying music and instruments at a local record or music store, or supporting one of the many music-related businesses and nonprofits that serve Huntsville musicians and fans. You can also participate by sharing your photos on social with the hashtag #hsvmusicmonth.
Check out the full listing of events, here.
Mars Music Hall
ENJOY ALL THE HUNSTVILLE VIEWS
VIEWS BY DAY
By day, Huntsville and Madison have some incredible trails that offer picture-perfect views. Check out our blog and find your next Instagram-worthy photo.
Monte Sano State Park
VIEWS BY NIGHT
Pourhouse Rooftop Bar at Stovehouse
CAN'T FORGET THE KIDDOS
Yes, EVERYONE is off on Labor Day including those kiddos. We've got a few ideas for activities your kids will be running to tell their friends about on Tuesday.
Arcade all day at Main Event Huntsville, test your space survival skills with Planet Pioneers at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center or travel back in time at the EarlyWorks Children's Museum, the South's largest hands-on history museum.
Main Event Huntsville
Planet Pioneers at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center
EarlyWorks Children's Museum
Don't see something you'd like to do? Visit our page to discover all there is to explore. No matter how you choose to spend your weekend off, we know you'll have a blast here in Rocket City!
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