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.  This year’s art show begins at the Shelby County Arts Council, 105 West College Street, Columbiana, Alabama. 

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, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 5:pm.  The work will be on exhibit in the at the Shelby County Arts Council until February 25, 2021. 

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