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Flimp Festival

FlimpPage.2016.2EV.flimp.chalk.2014.38wFlimp Festival 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10: 00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Blount Cultural Park and the MMFA
ADMISSION: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children

Museum Members and immediate family
Active Duty Military and immediate family
City Employees and immediate family

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The MMFA’s annual celebration of imagination, creativity, and good humor will be held on May 7 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.  This year the Museum continues its partnership with Booker T. Washington Magnet High School to showcase the talents of the students in visual and performing arts. As usual, there will be fun for all ages in the many activities of Flimp! This year’s Flimp theme, Picture yourself at the Flimp Festival, is inspiring a new interactive community component in cooperation with our friends at the Montgomery Advertiser. The newspaper’s website ( will be live streaming “selfie portraits” taken by Festival guests at special “selfie stations,” and outdoors during the Festival.  Please join in the fun by providing a “selfie” of yourself, your family, friends, and pets participating in all the fun activities that are the hallmarks of Flimp!

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The annual chalk art competition in the Museum’s parking lot begins on Friday, May 6, 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and continues on Saturday from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. Artists of all ages transform the Museum’s parking spaces into masterpieces.

The theme of this year’s competition is Portraits inspired by the larger theme Picture yourself at the Flimp Festival. All types of portraits are encouraged—works inspired by portraits in the Museum’s collection, self-portraits, group portraits, pet portraits, abstract or conceptual portraits… simply indicate when you register that you consider your work a “portrait.” 

First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each of the following four categories: elementary school (1st to 5th grades), middle school (6th to 8th grades), high school (9th to 12th grades), and adult. Four prizes will be awarded in the Portraits category.

Chalk art participants must register by Wednesday, April 6.  The Museum provides the space, chalk, and the judging—participants provide the inspiration!  Contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365 by April 6 to register, or register online by using these links (Adults)   (Students).

Calling Flimp Chalk Art Sponsors


Contestants in the Flimp Chalk Art Competition often begin working on concepts and sketches for their works of art weeks in advance.  Over a day and a half, they have the chance to shine, and the range of styles and subjects represented in the competition is always impressive.

Every year generous gifts guarantee that the Museum can provide materials and support for all of the teams.  The sponsorship of one space in the parking lot is $100. Supporters are thanked on Flimp signage and in On Exhibit.

Interested in sponsoring a chalk artist or team?  Download the form and contact Alice Novak at, 334.240.4361 for more information.   The deadline for donations is Friday, April 24.

The Do-Dah Parade

FlimpPage.2016Montgomery’s favorite pet parade returns for the third great year in partnership with BTW and the Montgomery Humane Society!  Bring your pet—furry, feathered, or otherwise—wearing his or her most colorful attire to parade on the grounds of the MMFA. Our judges will award prizes for the most creative costumes. On-site registration will be from 10:00 A.M to 10:20 A.M. with the parade starting at 10:30 A.M.  There is no charge to register—just pay the admission at the festival gate and get ready to join the parade. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED for the most creative costume or costume ensemble! First place ($100), Second place ($50), and Third place ($25) gift cards are provided courtesy of our sponsor, Petland in Eastchase.

FlimpPage.3Because of the short timeframe for onsite registration, we highly recommend that you pre-register online. This form will allow you to pre-register, and gives more information on the rules and regulations for entry.

The Museum and BTW partner with the Montgomery Humane Society to present a Canine Adoption Event during Flimp. Volunteers from the Shelter will be on hand to introduce Festival attendees to dogs searching for their “forever” home.

(Please Note: The Do-Dah Parade and MHS adoption event are outdoor events only; in case of rain these events will be cancelled.)

 Music, and More

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Students from Montgomery’s premier arts magnet high school, Booker T. Washington, will be performing on the Museum’s lakeside amphitheatre, and on a stage in the Museum’s parking lot. The students will present choral, dance, theatre and musical theatre performances, as well as showcasing guitar, string, and piano talents.

For the  young (or just young at heart) Flimp favorite Dave Holland will be performing his usual musical percussion magic in the Lowder Gallery.

The Hunt is On!

flimp.2012.7Gather the whole family and participate in the Museum’s annual Treasure Hunt for clues among the Museum’s permanent collection of paintings and sculpture. Portraits: Picture yourself at the Flimp Festival is the theme for this year’s hunt. In the course of your gallery adventure, you’ll explore one of the premier collections of American art in the Southeast.

 Art is Gr8!

There will be art-making activities for children (and adventurous adults), as well as professional artists demonstrating talents and crafts.  Our BTW partners will be offering Face Painting during the Festival. Children will be making and decorating the ever-popular paper hats, animal sculptures, and collage portraits. The Montgomery Clean City Commission will again present Funky Junk art making using recycled materials. The talented visual arts students from BTW will offer their own art for sale to Festival visitors.


 Take A Break

flimp.2012.16While enjoying the performances, take a break and enjoy a delicious grilled hot dog lunch with chips. Cold drinks and ice cream will also be offered during the festival.

And a BIG Thank You to our Flimp sponsors…

The Museum appreciates the support of our local media sponsors: Bluewater Broadcasting, LLC, Cumulus Broadcasting, The Montgomery Advertiser, River Region Magazine, WSFA-TV, WAKA CBS 8, and American Klassic Designs.