Flimp Festival 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10: 00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Blount Cultural Park and the MMFA
Admission: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children
FREE to Museum Members and Active Duty Military and their families
The MMFA’s annual celebration of imagination, creativity, and good humor will be held on May 2 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!
Chalk It Up @ Flimp!
The annual chalk art competition in the Museum’s parking lot gets started on Friday, May 1, 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and continues on Saturday from 8:00 A.M. until 10:00 A.M. The focus of this year’s competition is Montgomery – Past, Present, and Future. Student artists and adults are invited to transform the Museum’s asphalt into a gallery of chalk art masterpieces.
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)
A prize will also be awarded for the work best representing the spirit of the theme category (Montgomery – Past, Present, and Future) for each of the four age groups. The Museum provides the space, chalk, and the judging—participants provide the inspiration! Contact Brandy Morrison at 334.240.4365 by April 8 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 adorn one parking space on the Museum’s blacktop with a vivid masterpiece. 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.
The Do-Dah Parade
Montgomery’s favorite pet parade is back! Bring your pet—furry, feathered, or otherwise—wearing his or her most colorful attire to parade on the grounds of the MMFA. Our judge will award prizes for the most creative costumes. First, Second and Third Gift Card prizes are courtesy of Pet Supermarket.
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.
Because 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.
In addition, the Museum is partnering 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 some of the dogs that are searching for a “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
Students from Montgomery’s premier arts magnet high school, Booker T. Washington, will be performing on the Museum’s lakeside amphitheatre, and on the lawn behind the Lowder Gallery. The students will present choral, dance, theatre and musical theatre performances, as well as showcasing guitar, string, and piano talents.
A Flimp favorite, Dave Holland, will be performing his usual musical percussion magic in the Lowder Gallery.
The Hunt is On!
Gather the whole family and participate in the Museum’s annual Treasure Hunt for clues among the Museum’s permanent collection of paintings and sculpture. In the course of your hunt, 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 masks and clay Flimp Fairy houses. The Montgomery Clean City Commission will again present Funky Junk art making using recycled materials.
Students from BTW will offer their own art for sale to Festival visitors, and will lead a photographic adventure with the Camera Obscura, in the Museum’s Rotunda.
Take A Break
While enjoying the performances, take a break with lunch prepared by Jennie Weller Catering, the Museum’s exclusive caterer for the delicious meals served at Café M. Cold drinks and ice cream will also be offered during the festival.