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Flimp Festival


Sat, May 5, 2018

Don’t miss this family-friendly day of fun featuring hands-on artmaking projects, a treasure hunt through the galleries, the ever-popular chalk art contest, food, entertainment from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School with dance, theatrical, and musical performances, and more!

This year’s theme will be Gulf Coast Jubilee, inspired by our exhibitions Journey of the Islander: The Life and Art of Walter Inglis Anderson and Natural Wonders: The Art of Jacqueline Bishop and Douglas Bourgeois.


$3 children
$5 adults
$15 for a family

Free to Museum members, City and County employees, and active duty military and their immediate family. Credit cards accepted.


Parking is free and widely available.


Enjoy a variety of concessions including hot dogs, pizza, and BBQ.  Soft drinks and bottled water are also available for purchase.

That’s My Dog (credit cards accepted)
Marco’s Pizza
Southern Smokeshack BBQ (credit cards accepted)
Nancy’s Italian Ice – All sales benefit BTW (cash only)

Schedule of Events

 Parking Lot

 10AM  Registration for the Do-Dah Pet Parade
 10:30AM  Do-Dah Pet Parade with BTW First Line Band
 11AM  Announcement of Do-Dah Pet Parade Winners
 Ongoing  Nature Watch Drawing Station (Outdoor Tent 1)
 Ongoing  Rubber Stamp Landscapes (Outdoor Tent 2)
 Ongoing  Face Painting and Henna Tattoos
 Ongoing  Adoption Drive – Montgomery Humane Society
 Ongoing  Instrument Petting Zoo – Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

 Main Stage in front of the Museum

 10:45AM  BTW Choral Performance
 11:45AM  BTW Dance Performance
 1PM  Announcement of Chalk Art and Writing Competition Winners
 1:15PM  BTW Musical Theatre Performance

 Lake Stage on the Museum’s Terrace

 10AM  BTW Strings Performance
 11:15AM  BTW Concert Band Performance
 Noon  BTW Piano Performance
 1:30PM  BTW Show Band Performance

 Inside the Museum

 10:30AM  Morning Rhythms – Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events (Lowder Gallery)
 11:15AM  Natural Music Making: Exploring our Environment – Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events (Lowder Gallery)
 Noon  Fam Jam! – Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events (Lowder Gallery)
 12:45PM  Natural Music Making: Exploring our Environment – Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events (Lowder Gallery)
 1:30PM  Fam Jam! – Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events (Lowder Gallery)
 Ongoing  Under the Sea Watercolors (Studio 1)
 Ongoing  Winged Insect Wash and Reveal (Studio 2)
 Ongoing  Pirate-themed Treasure Hunt
 Ongoing  Winning Entries of the Writing Competition
 Ongoing  Costume Trunk – Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Orientation Circle)

Do-Dah Pet Parade

Kick off the Festival on Saturday, May 5 at 10 AM at the Do-Dah Pet Parade! First and second place prizes will be awarded in adult and child categories, in addition, one prize will be awarded based on the costume that best embodies this year’s Gulf Coast Jubilee theme.

Following the Parade, the Montgomery Humane Society will be on site with dogs available for adoption. Keep an eye out for the green “Adopt Me” bandanas! The Museum will also be collecting new or used towels, washable toys, dog and cat treats, bleach, and paper towels. If you would like to donate any of these items, please bring them to the Do-Dah Pet Parade Tent between 10AM to 2PM.

Participation in the Do-Dah Pet Parade is free with your Flimp Festival admission.

Do-Dah Sponsors

The Museum is grateful to Carriage Hills Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, Groomin’ Tails Pet Salon, and The Backyard Dog Wash.


Pre-registration is encouraged. Please note, in order to participate, you must show proof of current rabies vaccination on the day of the event.

Pre-Register Online

Studio Art Activities

Under the Sea Watercolor (Studio 1)

Participants will create their own Walter Anderson inspired watercolor painting. Using watercolors and ocean themed templates attendees will leave with a beautiful artwork celebrating the Gulf-Coast.

Winged Insect Wash and Reveal (Studio 2)

Inspired by Jacqueline Bishop’s “Flutter” series, participants will use oil pastels and black paint to create a unique nature-themed artwork.

Nature Watch Drawing Station (Outside)

Sit down and spend a few moments looking at the world around you- there is plenty of plant and wildlife all around the Museum. Grab a sketch board and draw what you see.

Rubber Stamp Landscape (Outside)

Create a landscape using animal rubber stamps. Fill in the animals landscape, or habitat, using markers and your imagination.

Beatin’ Path Rhythm Events

Beginning at 10:30AM visit Lowder Gallery inside the Museum to experience the power of percussion. Rhythm facilitator Dave Holland will be leading children and families in a variety of high-energy performances that are sure to be fun for all, no experience required. Each performance is 30 minutes long.

Chalk Art Competition

Artists of all ages, the annual Flimp sidewalk chalk art competition will be held Friday, May 4, all day, and the morning of Saturday, May 5, 2018. Artists working individually or in groups up to four artists transform the Museum’s parking lot into masterpieces. The Museum provides the space, chalk, and the judging; participants provide the inspiration! The theme of this year’s competition is Gulf Coast Jubilee, inspired by the spring exhibitions. Prizes will be awarded by age group and theme. Registration is now closed.


Interested in sponsoring a chalk artist or team? Please contact Alice Novak at or call 334.625.4361. Contributions of $100 support a chalk artist or group and help make the competition possible every year.

Download Sponsorship Form

Flimp Writing Competition

The Museum is holding its second annual Flimp writing competition, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Using Walter Anderson’s Road to Oldfields as inspiration, participants are invited to write a story about the artwork.

Stories should be creatively executed on 8 x 8-inch squares of paper. Students are welcome to incorporate various materials and decoration as long as the stories are clearly visible. Teachers should choose two entries from their respective classes.

Museum educators and curators will select nine total finalists (one from each grade). The winning stories will be pieced together by Museum professionals and displayed during the Flimp Festival.


The Flimp Festival is sponsored by Synovus.