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Flimp Festival


Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Flimp Festival is the Museum’s free celebration of imagination, amusement, and creativity. Friends and family of all ages are welcomed to spend an afternoon celebrating the Museum’s 30th anniversary of our renowned Flimp Festival. Enjoy the whimsy of the Sculpture Garden; fuel your imagination with performances by musicians and face painters; and make your own art projects! Visit the chalk art in the parking lot, as you stroll towards the Garden. Younger visitors will enjoy the Kid’s Color Zone designed specifically for those aged 3 and under. Vendors will be on hand for food purchases.

Flimp will take place rain or shine; in the event of rain, some activities may be canceled.

Admission and Parking

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


Elementary students through adults are invited to take part in the annual tradition of decorating the Museum’s parking lot with chalk designs on TBD. If you or a group would like to participate, please complete an entry form.

Entry Guidelines PDF

Entry Form PDF | Online

Chalk Rules PDF

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.


This event is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama: The Caring Foundation and Corporate Charitable Giving with additional support provided by MAX Credit Union and co-sponsors Jackson Hospital and Jackson Thornton.

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.