Paint the Town Red

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Paint the Town Red is an annual art event and fund raiser for the Birmingham Chapter of the American Red Cross.

The first event was held in 2009 at the suggestion of Kevin Burke, who was inspired by Alys Beach, Florida's "Digital Graffiti" festival. Artists submit work for consideration in three categories: digital photography, digital graphic art, and digital animation. Event judges select work to be projected onto walls and other surfaces during the event. Additional stage and street performances add to the festival atmosphere.

In 2010 the event was held on Saturday April 17 on 2nd Avenue North in the Loft District. An after party was held at the downtown Wine Loft.

The 2011 event featured a digital mapping project by artist Jean-Jacques Gaudel on the facade of a building at 2204 2nd Avenue North.

The 2012 festival, chaired by Scott Pierce, added a "silent disco" in the central dome structure.


  • "Paint the town red: Digital art fest lights up the loft district." (April 15, 2010) Birmingham Weekly
  • Harvey, Alec (April 10, 2011) "Digital art show in downtown Birmingham to Paint the Town Red." Birmingham News

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