Colbert County Tourism & Convention Bureau

Arts + Culture

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

511 North Water St.
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
(256) 383-0533
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun, 1 – 3 p.m.
Admission Charged except Free on Sunday

This regional art center is a venue for cultural activities. Galleries provide annual and rotating exhibits as well as workshops for adults and children. The permanent exhibition of the Martin Petroglyph, a 3,000 pound boulder with carvings completed by prehistoric people, is on display in a replicated bluff shelter setting. (see website for rotating exhibit and workshop schedule.

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts

217 Tuscaloosa Street
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 760-6379
Hours: Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

It is a gallery, educational facility, museum, and a center for the coordination and promotion of cultural activity for Florence. It is a home base and meeting place for cultural groups and a showcase and classroom for all arts disciplines. The center features annual exhibits and rotating exhibits by arts from the Southeast, workshops and classes for all ages, concerts, and interesting lectures and programs.

Ritz Theatre

111 West 3rd St.
Sheffield, AL 35660
(256) 383-0533
Hours: See Website for Production and Film Calendar

Built in 1927, this former silent movie house was renovated in 1985, preserving the original 1930s art deco interior. The theatre is now home to a vibrant community performing arts program. Also, used for concerts and special presentations.

Shoals Symphony

University of North Alabama (UNA)
Florence, AL 35630
(256) 765-5122

The Mission of the Shoals Symphony Association is to enhance the cultural life of all Shoals area residents through musical performances and educational programs.

The following are six Symphony @ UNA Concerts for the next season:

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – A Classical Masterworks concert, Fortune and Fate, featuring UNAs Classical pianist, Dr. YI-Min Cai, who will perform works by Russian composers Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – A family Halloween Concert, Tomb it May Concern, featuring an instrument petting zoo for the kids. The performance will be repeated the following day for area school students.

Sunday, December 10, 2017 – Our traditional holiday concert has become a standard fixture, a must-see event! In addition to the holiday classics, we’ll perform contemporary religious recording artist Michael W. Smith’s Agnus Dei.

Saturday, January 12, 2018 – UNA Honor Orchestra. This concert is one of the nation’s premier orchestral workshops for high school string students, who will be invited to perform with our professional orchestra.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 – This concert, Joyful Virtue, will feature a 200-voice choir as the symphony orchestra performs Beethoven’s final complete composition, the 9th Symphony – WOW!

Friday, May 4, 2018 – After Pirates of the Caribbean and The Jungle Book, our Disney Live Concert Series continues with another Disney classic film, Ratatouille, a delightful, animated comedy about a rat who wants to become a French chef!