january, 2021

24jan - 25febjan 243:00 pmfeb 25Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama(january 24) 3:00 pm - (february 25) 5:00 pm

Event Details

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual traveling juried art show. The show is open to students from throughout the state that have visual impairments, blindness, and or deaf blindness. The artists are of various age attending public, private, residential, and home schools.

The show provides artists an opportunity to showcase their special talents and abilities.

Children who participate in the show use various media to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Art is included in the students’ academic curriculum in areas such as the development of communication skills utilizing visual and tactical abilities, math, science, reading and leisure time activities. The artwork is unique with emphasis on creativity, color, and tactile media.

Students artwork is exhibited in an open reception ceremony at the beginning of the year. After which the artwork is exhibited in various museums and venues throughout the state.  The opening reception is Sunday, January 24 from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm.

Sponsored in part by:

  • Shelby County Council for the Arts
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry Vision Science Research Center
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • Purchase Award Individuals and Agencies
  • Private Donations


If you would like to know more about the Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama or purchase artwork, please contact:


Shirley J. Wilson

Director, Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama




January 24 (Sunday) 3:00 pm - February 25 (Thursday) 5:00 pm


Shelby County Arts Council

105 West College Street

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