The arts are paramount at the Alys Stephens Center, and ArtPlay encompasses all of the Center’s community education initiatives. We provide lifelong learning through the arts to members of our community of all ages, incomes and geographical areas.

Meet the Artist Series

Our Meet the Artist series provides FREE, curriculum-based, informative, interactive and fun school performances by premier artists on our season.

ArtPlay in Our Community

Since 2011 ArtPlay has served the greater Birmingham community by teaching FREE art and education classes at local community centers.

UAB's Institute for Art in Medicine (AIM)

AIM, the Center’s partnership with UAB Medicine, brings artists-in-residence into area hospitals and care facilities to work with patients, family members and caregivers. This program provides a much-needed break during long- or short-term hospitalizations. Weekly lunchtime performances at UAB Hospital’s North Pavilion provide free entertainment for patients, family members and medical staff.

UAB Students

As UAB’s performing arts center, we are proud to serve as a cultural bridge for the community and UAB’s campus.