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Flimp Festival

Overview

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Flimp Festival hosts a wide variety of exciting activities, from the Do-Dah pet costume parade, to dance, theatre, and band performances, arts and crafts, and a scavenger hunt through the galleries.

Admission

$5.00 for adults
$3.00 for children ages 6-13; children 5 and under are FREE
FREE admission for Museum Members, Active Duty Military, City Employees, and their immediate family

Chalk Art Competition

Artists of all ages, the annual Flimp sidewalk chalk art competition will be held Friday, May 4, all day, and the morning of Saturday, May 5, 2018. Artists working individually or in groups up to four artists transform the Museum’s parking lot into masterpieces. The Museum provides the space, chalk, and the judging; participants provide the inspiration! The theme of this year’s competition is Gulf Coast Jubilee, inspired by the spring exhibitions. Prizes will be awarded by age group and theme.

Registration

Chalk art participants must register by Wednesday, April 4. To register, please contact Brandy Morrison at edsecy@mmfa.org or call 334.240.4365.

Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring a chalk artist or team? Please contact Alice Novak at anovak@mmfa.org or call 334.240.4361. Contributions of $100 support a chalk artist or group and help make the competition possible every year.

Flimp Writing Competition

The Museum is holding its second annual Flimp writing competition, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Using Walter Anderson’s Road to Oldfields as inspiration, participants are invited to write a story about the artwork.

Stories should be creatively executed on 8 x 8-inch squares of paper. Students are welcome to incorporate various materials and decoration as long as the stories are clearly visible. Teachers should choose two entries from their respective classes.

Museum educators and curators will select nine total finalists (one from each grade). The winning stories will be pieced together by Museum professionals and displayed during the Flimp Festival.

Registration

Applications to participate in the writing competition are due Friday, April 27. For more information and to register, please contact Brandy Morrison at edsecy@mmfa.org or call 334.240.4365.