55th Place Arts
55th Place Arts is an arts incubator project developed by Main Street Birmingham on 55th Place South in Woodlawn. The project incorporates five small buildings with several individual store fronts painted in bright colors with black awnings. The design was produced by Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds architects and completed for $350,000, generated from public and private sources.
The incubator's first new tenant was City Arts Boutique, opened by Brooke Fleming in December 2011. Existing retail tenants include It's Linda's Beauty Salon, MoHair Designs and Salon 728. Record label Communicating Vessels signed on in February 2012.
- Tomberlin, Michael (July 28, 2011) "Business incubator for artists on track for Birmingham's Woodlawn." Birmingham News
- Chambers, Jesse (August 31, 2011) "Woodlawn seeks boost from new arts incubator" Weld Birmingham
- Tomberlin, Michael (December 9, 2011) "City Arts Boutique is Woodlawn incubator's first shop." Birmingham News
- 55th Place Arts at mainstreetbham.org