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Magic City Art Connection – 39th year!

April 22-24, 2022
Friday, April 22, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday, April 23, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, April 24, 10:00am – 5:00pm
@ Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Birmingham, Alabama

Purchase Festival Tickets

2022 Admission:


1) Day Ticket $10
2) 3 Day Ticket $15 (Advance only)
3) Friday Twilight Happy Hour Ticket $25: Kick off the Festival’s 39th year weekend by joining us for a special Twilight Happy Hour Event from 4:00-6:00pm on Friday, April 22 featuring a live performance, a complimentary glass of wine, a charcuterie box to enjoy, and a sunset over the Festival’s first day. This $25 ticket also includes entry to MCAC all 3 days.


Day Ticket $12
Kids 15 & under free

About MCAC’s 39th year

In 2022, the spring art festival will be returning to Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. 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 melding the show’s vibrant contemporary arts with this former master of industry.

The 39th year of the festival will spotlight 150 juried, fine artists from the region and around the country alongside the 25th Corks & Chefs: A Taste of Birmingham (get info & tickets!), Imagination Festival art workshops for kids, special exhibitions and art installations, new entertainment district at the Sloss Visitor’s Center featuring live music & dance performances on stage plus 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.

Corks & Chefs 2022 – 25th year!

April 23 & 24, 2022
We’ll be toasting C&C’s 25th year under the main Casting Shed @ Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
2 Sessions each day: 11:30am-1:30pm + 2:00pm-4:00pm

$45 Advance / $55 at Door
NOTE: All C&C tickets include Festival entry + a 25th anniversary 15 oz commemorative stemless wine glass.

C&C TICKET INCLUDES: a 15 oz stemless 25th annual commemorative wine glass, One (1) Plate @ each Culinary Tasting Table (5 food features each day), Unlimited Wine & Beer Sampling, Cocktail tastes from each of three (3) Participating Bar, access to one (1) of the seated tasting seminars (limited seating, sign up at the event), plus Admission to Magic City Art Connection (a $12 Value).

Click here for C&C info & to purchase C&C tickets.


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 150 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 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


  • 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.