Since 1961, Birmingham magazine has celebrated the community it’s named for with stories about local food, style, health, and arts tucked within its glossy pages. The lifestyle magazine's staff strives to fill each monthly issue with the city's important places, people, and issues, capturing local culture and offering a guidebook to Birmingham's best. As they flip through the pages of the magazine, which was redesigned in 2012, readers might find stories of local volunteers helping their communities or scoops on local breweries.
Run by master picturemaker Jennifer Harwell, a self-taught painter popular for her angel series, jenniferharwellart's weekly classes help sprouting artists' talents grow and blossom. In a laid-back, relaxed setting, students unleash their furor artisticus upon a 16"x20" canvas while the swaddling wraps of a smock-frock protect their soft innards. Usually the gallery provides wine and snacks in addition to all the necessary artistic supplies. Students get to keep their magnum opus once their paint guns stop smoking.
As national publishing powerhouse Fergus Media's most recent brainchild, B-Metro monthly magazine delivers articles on the best of the Birmingham metro areas' vibrant culture both in print and online. Readers immerse themselves in B-Metro's monthly coverage of the area's culturally significant people and places, discovering communities and local hotspots they wouldn't otherwise stumble upon. The magazine's writers broaden readers' horizons on the latest fashions, news, and uplifting local icons, encouraging readers to get involved in the local nuances that make Birmingham noteworthy.
It's easy to concentrate on the one service everyone knows Alabama Power provides: electricity. But the company has grown to encompass even more under its umbrella while contributing to the communities it serves. Technicians now come to neighborhoods not only to restore power to lights and remote-control Vin Diesel robots, but to diagnose and repair appliances and prepare for storms. In an effort to do right by their customers, the company also boasts a 99% reliability rate and makes efforts to spread the word about energy conservation.
Supplying artists of all ages since the 1960s, Alabama Art Supply thrives off of a network of artists that connects interested visitors to classes, workshops, art associations, and other opportunities. The store's staff assist budding artists in choosing painting necessities from a vast selection of paints which include professional quality brands such as Winsor & Newton. They can also recommend products including canvases, clay, and fine art supplies that suits both professional and amateur artists.