Saturday, May 4, 2019
The Flimp Festival is the Museum’s free celebration of imagination, amusement, and creativity. Featuring over a dozen art-making activities, chalk, live music performances, games, and food vendors—Flimp nourishes our creative side and provides inspiration to make this world a more colorful place to live.
Spend your Saturday at the Museum! Flimp will take place rain or shine; in the event of rain, some activities may be canceled.
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Admission and Parking
Flimp and all of its activities are free to all visitors. Parking is free and readily available—please follow volunteer directions.
Art, Activities, Entertainment, and more
Beaded Garden Art
Kids Chalk Area
Activities and Games
Music and Entertainment
Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events, Dave Holland
Frios Gourmet Pops
Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events, Dave Holland (Lowder Gallery)
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School (Flimp Festival Stage)
10:20 AM – Strings
10:50 AM – Dance
11:30 AM – Concert Band
Noon – Choral
12:30 PM – Musical Theatre
1 PM – Piano
1:30 PM – Show Band
Sing-Along Stories, Calliope Pettis (Lowder Gallery)
What is a Flimp?
A Flimp is a flower imp. The word was invented by Geneva Mercer when she sculpted flower imps to cover her fountain, Flimp Fountain (1937), which is part of the Museum’s permanent collection. Flower imps, related to elves, fairies, and wood sprites, are little capricious characters who live in gardens and are responsible for the strange and wonderful things that happen there.
Chalk Art Competition
Calling all chalk artists! This year’s contest challenges artists to celebrate our Sculpture Garden. All artists are welcome to register. The Museum provides all materials, and no outside materials are allowed. The competition will be juried by Rick Dildine, Artistic Director at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Paul Horton, Morning Show Talkshow host at WMXS-FM Mix 103.3, and Rosanna Smith, Reporter at WSFA 12 News.
Support Chalk Art
Help forge great memories for individual artists and teams by donating $100. In recognition of your contribution, your name and/or dedication be featured on a work of chalk art. Please contact Alice Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 334.625.4361.