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Flimp Festival


Saturday, May 2, 2020

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.

2019 Activity Map

Download Map Download Alternate Map – Rain

Admission and Parking

Flimp and all of its activities are free to all visitors. Parking is free and readily available—please follow volunteer directions.

2019 Art, Activities, Entertainment, and more

Art Activities

Beaded Garden Art
Bird Feeders
Clay Sculptures
Flimp Houses
Flower Color Wheels
Flower Prints
Garden Stepping Stones
Leaf Rubbing
Painted Balloons
Paper Plate Flowers
Spoon Chimes
Sun Catchers
Yarn Sculpture

Chalk Art

Kids Chalk Area
Featured Chalk Artists, Meredith Cooper and Katherine Shaw
90+ Chalk Art Masterpieces

Activities and Games

Bubbles Station
Kid Color Zone (designed for children under 4)
Treasure Hunt
Yard Games: Connect Four, Jenga, and Cornhole

Music and Entertainment

Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events, Dave Holland
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School featuring music, dance, and theater performances
Sing-Along Stories, Calliope Pettis


Abrakadoodle, Face Painting
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Costume Photobooth
Freedom Rides Museum, Quilting Project
Montgomery Zoo, Animal Experience
Christen Napp, Pottery Demonstration

Food Vendors

Frios Gourmet Pops
Little Donkey Mexican Restaurant
That’s My Dog

2019 Performance Schedules

Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events, Dave Holland (Lowder Gallery)

10:30 AM – The Art of Rhythm
11:15 AM – Sonic Mediums – A Hands-on Exploration
Noon – Fam Jam!
12:45 PM – The Art of Rhythm
1:30 PM – Fam Jam!

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School (Flimp Festival Stage)

10 AM – Jazz Ensemble (Flimp Festival Entrance)
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)

10 AM
11 AM
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
1:15 PM

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.

2019 Sponsors

This event is supported by Lead Sponsor MAX Credit Union and Sponsor Dentistry for Children, PC.

2019 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 FestivalPaul 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 or call 334.625.4361.