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.

ArtPlay in Our Schools

ArtPlay’s In Our Schools program brings teaching artists into schools to make curriculum connections between the classroom and the arts. The Center’s artists find new ways to engage students by providing a fresh perspective.

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 Students

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

Aging Creatively

The Aging Creatively program for seniors in our community provides lifelong learning initiatives.

UAB's Institute for Art in Medicine (AIM)

AIM, the Center’s partnership with UAB Medicine, brings artists-in-residence into hospital units 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.