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FAQs

FAQs

These questions and info may be updated as planning moves forward for the Spring show. Check back close to the festival weekend. Thank you!

1.
What are the 2022 dates and hours?

MAGIC CITY ART CONNECTION
Friday, April 22 (12pm – 6pm)
Saturday, April 23 (10am-6pm)
Sunday, April 24 (10am-5pm)

CORKS & CHEFS
Saturday, April 23
Sunday, April 24
2 Sessions each day: 11:30-1:30 AND 2:00-4:00

2.
Where will the festival take place this year?

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark | 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35222

3.
Will masks be required by visitors? 

Masks are optional. There is no current City of Birmingham mask mandate.  We continue to monitor public health guidelines.

4.
How will admission work in 2022?

Admission will operate as usual. We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Gates will be open starting at Noon Friday and 10am Sat & Sun.

5.
Where do I buy tickets in advance?

Tickets go on sale in April.

6.
What is your ticket refund policy / donation option? 

Rain or Shine. In case of festival cancellation, full refunds will be given for advance ticket purchases. We hope you’ll also consider making a donation to the non-profit festival! Your support will go a long way in helping sustain this beloved Birmingham spring event.

7.
What is the parking plan?

Free, on site parking at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222.
Street parking.

8.
Will there be a drop off point for visitors and handicapped patrons?

Yes. Visitor Drop offs & Pick-ups location at Sloss – TBA.

9.
What public health protocols are being planned for visitor and public safety?

Below are the policies and protocols being put in place. Subject to change.

Hand SANITIZER STATIONS will be strategically located throughout the site and at portalets.

10.
Will the festival have a VIRTUAL Marketplace component this year in addition to the public festival?

Not at this time.

11.
Will visitors be able to leave and return to the event?

Ticket Holders will be able to enter and exit at their leisure with festival armbands.

12.
What should I bring? 

a. your creative spirit
b. credit card, cash
c. sunscreen
d. face mask, if desired

13.
Will the festival, artists and exhibitors accept cash?

Yes. Artists and Exhibitors are responsible for processing their own sales. Most have credit card processing capability.

14.
Will there be food, drinks, and other concessions?

Yes, a selection of food trucks and other concessions are being planned for the weekend.

The festival will be providing various coca cola products and water for sale.

15.
Can you bring in outside food & drink?

Not allowed due to vendor concessions on site.

16.
Will Corks & Chefs be happening this year?

Yes! It’s our 25th year April 23 & 24.

17.
Will there be art workshops for kids?

Imagination Festival will be offering socially distanced art projects for children and general public on Saturday & Sunday only. Schools & students will be visiting the festival on Friday for an art trip.

18.
Are pets allowed at Sloss?

Yes, but pets are not allowed in Corks & Chefs.