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.

UAB's Institute for Arts 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.

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.