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Avondale Brewery Company After Party



Rock + Relax after Day 1 of Southern Makers at Avondale Brewing Co.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Avondale Brewery, 201 41st Street South, doors at 7PM. After a full day of adventure at Southern Makers, wrap it up with yet another special occasion to see a hand picked selection of music from southern based Single Lock records.

Listen, dance and sway to original music featuring beloved artists: Daniel Elias + Exotic Dangers , Belle Adair , Mia Dyson and John Paul White , exclusive artists from Single Lock, in the company of fellow Southern Makers.

This musical event was created for Southern Makers and by Southern Makers. This gathering is for all of us to get a chance to see awesome live music and relax with each other.

“We appreciate all of the artists that we bring together and we want to make sure that all of Makers have an opportunity to unwind after selling their wares all day at the market bazaar. It’s about enjoying the spirit and passion of this special community that brought us together in the first place. The best way to chill and celebrate a hardworking day is to enjoy a beer from a local brewery, listen to some soulful and rockin’ music, and be with your friends,” says Garlan Gudger, Jr.

The event is free to artists selected to partake in Southern Makers but open to enthusiasts for just $20. Beers not included.  To learn more about the Southern Makers activities, schedule and to buy tickets, visit

Southern Makers is  produced and created by Southern Accents Architectural Antiques . Garden & Gun is the Southern Makers official media partner. All proceeds from the event benefit Southern Makers, a non-profit organization that aims to draw attention to, celebrate and promote southern talent and creativity.

There is a Hidden Treasure in Fort Payne, Alabama.

July 25th, 2017 Posted by Makers, NEWS 0 comments on “There is a Hidden Treasure in Fort Payne, Alabama.”

For owners Cal and Christy Breed, Orbix Hot Glass emerged as an idea in the late 1990’s, though it bore no name. For many years leading up to this point, Cal studied at schools around the country, gleaning as much knowledge and technique from some of the best in the world.  Deciding where to plant a glass studio was not a difficult decision; Alabama was home, with all its charm and subtle graces.

As plans were lain, equipment was built, and property was sought, the reality became evident that it would take a lot of great people to make it a success. Though the task of opening and running an art business was and remains trying at times, the encounters with so many others provides joy and fascination.

Today, Orbix resides on 26 acres bordering Little River Canyon National Preserve, just a few miles from where Cal and Christy met and spent many days scaling the steep cliffs, or paddling the turbulent waters. Evidence of this landscape whispers through the Orbix collection, as it always remains a backdrop of the studio.

From one perspective, Orbix is about our personal paths along the way and its intersection with many others on their personal orbits. From another perspective its about the process of blowing glass and its constant requirement to never stop turning – always pushing forward. Those two things give meaning to Orbix and reflect two of our greatest passions – people and glass.


Five Star Dinner, Friday, August 11, 2017

July 24th, 2017 Posted by NEWS 0 comments on “Five Star Dinner, Friday, August 11, 2017”

Kick off the Southern Makers weekend with a one-of-a-kind dining experience to benefit Southern Makers nonprofit. With special guests Natalie Chanin and Mike Wolfe.

The dinner is sponsored by: GMC, Southern Accents Architectural Antiques, Mason+Dixon, Pepper Place, Cathead Vodka and  John Emerald Distillery. The Official Media Partner is Garden & Gun.

The evening will start at 5:30 PM in the cocktail lounge with libations and a Southern Makers anniversary craft cocktail created by Chris Hastings.

Guests will enjoy a five course dinner prepared by a variety of top southern based chefs including Adam Evans, formerly of Optimist, Atlanta, GA,  James Lewis, Bettola, Birmingham AL,  Alex Harrell, Angeline, New Orleans, LA, David Carrier, Certified Burger, Sea Island GA, and Josh Quick, Odette, Florence, AL.  Miami’s, Five-star sommelier Heath Porter will pair wine for each course. Each chef will create a special course to add to this one-of-a-kind culinary experience. The atmosphere and surroundings will complement the dinner with an urban farm-to-table feel and theme. Table flourishes include place settings from McQueen Pottery , cotton napkins by Alabama Chanin, flowers by Stone Hollow Farmstead and more.  29th Street to the historic Pepper Place will be transformed for one night only into a joyful dining room under the stars of Alabama.

Buy tickets here.