Every first Thursday of the month, the streets of historic downtown Northport come alive with the Kentuck Art Center’s “Art Night”. This week’s event will feature the Crossroads Arts Alliance, which consists of local artists from Gordo, Alabama.
Kentuck Art Center in Northport returned to its last location after a bat infestation and structural problems forced the center to relocate more than two years ago. After more than two years of renovations, the Kentuck Art Center returned to its previous historic building at 503 Main Ave.
Imagine that the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre was a lake complete with a dance hall and a merry-go-round, that the bank building downtown was the tallest building in Tuscaloosa, that the only way to get to Northport was to drive across a drawbridge, and that streetcars dominated the roads.
Drunk and with nowhere to turn, Joe Jackson found himself standing in front of the Tuscaloosa YMCA.
On August 26, the University Medical Center at Northport will hold its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony.
University Medical Center, which is operated by the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, opened a new location in Northport July 1. University Medical Center-Northport, located in the Fitness One building on McFarland Boulevard, is a relocation of UMC-Black Warrior Family Medicine.
Some Tuscaloosa residents are worried there may be a predatory towing problem at a local apartment complex. Will Ledbetter, a junior, said he came out of a friend’s apartment one night last week at around 1 or 2 a.m. at The Avenue to find his and his friend’s cars gone.
Off Main Avenue in historic downtown Northport, a treasure trove of vintage finds awaits those looking to stand out in a crowd. This Ol’ Thing Vintage is a boutique specializing in pre-1975 clothing and accessories. Lori Watts, owner of This Ol’ Thing Vintage, has been collecting vintage finds for 25 years and opened up shop this past Valentine’s Day. Her expertise definitely shows, Jamie Cicatiello, friend and business associate of Watts, said. Cicatiello owns and operates the vintage store Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy.
By Taylor Woods Artists at Kentuck will bring the creative process, which they usually confine to their studios, into the light of day this week. The Kentuck Museum will be holding a sidewalk art demonstration Thursday on the sidewalk outside of the Kentuck gallery in downtown Northport. The event will feature a group of local artists who all specialized in different areas of art.