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Magic City Art Connection – 40th year!

April 28-30, 2023
Friday, April 28, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 10:00am – 5:00pm
@ Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Birmingham, Alabama

2023 Admission:

The Festival will only be offering a 3 Day Weekend Ticket in 2023. Advance tickets will go on sale in March/April.


1) 3 Day Weekend Ticket @ $13
2) Friday Twilight Happy Hour + 3 Day Weekend Ticket TBA:
Kick off the Festival’s 40th year weekend by joining us for a special Twilight Happy Hour Event from 4:00-6:00pm on Friday, April 28 featuring a live performance, a complimentary glass of wine, and a sunset over the Festival’s first day. This ticket also includes entry to MCAC all 3 days.


3 Day Weekend Ticket @ $15
Kids 15 & under free

About MCAC’s 40th year

In 2023, the spring art festival will be returning to Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark for the Festival’s 40th year in Birmingham. Take in the Festival’s sights, sounds, tastes, and aromas at this storied, rustic, industrial backdrop central to our city’s skyline. We look forward with much anticipation to staging this momentous milestone at Sloss and melding the show’s vibrant contemporary arts once again with this former master of industry.

The 40th year of the festival will spotlight 175 juried, fine artists from the region and around the country alongside the 26th Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham, Imagination Festival art workshops for kids, special exhibitions and art installations, live music & dance performances on stage, festival cafe food trucks and vendors, lounging in the open air around Sloss, and much more. We hope you’ll join us the last full weekend in April at this annual Birmingham spring arts tradition. Create. Inspire. Educate. Collect.


Visit our FAQ Page to find answers to all of your attendance questions

Preview Exhibiting Artists: Click here to get a first look at the 175 exhibiting artists. Who do you want to see and collect during your festival visit?

Patron Entry Gate: Access from Sloss Furnaces’ fenced in parking lot. MCAC Entrance Tent will be located under the 1st Avenue North viaduct adjacent to Sloss’ parking lot. Please consult Venue Map link below.

Pets: Pets are allowed at Sloss Furnaces on leash. Please come prepared to clean up after your pet.

Security: Sloss Furnaces is gated and will be under 24 hour surveillance.

Festival Venue Map

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  • Free on-site patron parking will be available at the Sloss Furnaces complex, which can be accessed the intersection of 32nd Street and 2nd Avenue North. Trains operate throughout the day along 1st Avenue South. If tracks are blocked, you can take the 35th Street Bridge, then left on 2nd Avenue North. Go through a stop sign. After 2nd stop sign, the Sloss Furnaces’ parking lot entrance will be straight ahead.
  • Street parking is available

Directions to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

  • We recommend using Google Maps to make your way to Sloss Furnaces.
  • Click here for turn by turn directions from local freeways.