TUSCUMBIA – The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art will be hosting Art After Five, a carefree evening to stroll through the galleries while enjoying light refreshments. The event will be 5-7pm on Thursday, June 27 at the museum, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia. Admission is free. Visitors will be able to roam the exhibitions at one’s ease, and a curator-led tour will begin at 6pm for those who are interested.

Art After Five is an incomparable way to explore the three current exhibits the art museum has to offer: The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama, “The Rise of the Southern Craft Movement” and “Melissa Tubb’s Celebration & Preservation.”

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama is an annual juried exhibition that displays work by blind, deaf-blind and visually impaired students from across the state of Alabama.

The Rise of the Southern Craft Movement is one of the most comprehensive collections of the late 20th century Southern fine craft movement. It features a series of purchase awards made by the Tennessee Valley Art Association during their time organizing the Helen Keller Art and Craft Show at the Helen Keller Festival from 1978 through 2011.

Melissa Tubb’s Celebration & Preservation is a touring Alabama Bicentennial project featuring 25 pen and ink drawings of landmarks from across the state.

All three exhibitions are endorsed Alabama Bicentennial events, and they are open during normal museum hours through July 5. Each exhibit not only tells its own story but also displays part of the Southern story.