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SOUTHERN MAKERS PRESENTS A SINGLE LOCK RECORDS EXPERIENCE

SOUTHERN MAKERS PRESENTS A SINGLE LOCK RECORDS EXPERIENCE

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 www.southernmakers.com.

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.

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

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.

Meet Your 2017 Southern Makers

Meet Your 2017 Southern Makers

On Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 13, 2017, more than 100 of the South’s top makers will come together at the historic Sloss Furnaces for the fith annual Southern Makers event, celebrating Southern creativity and innovation. After reviewing hundreds of applications, the event curators are pleased to reveal the 2017 Southern Makers.

The list taps into a variety of top-quality southern artisans and features fashion designers, textile artists, screen printers, jewelers, brewers, winemakers, contemporary artists, farmers, woodworkers, chefs, bakers, architects, industrial designers, preservationists and entrepreneurs.  Celebrated connoisseurs among the 2017 Makers include national award-winning designer Billy Reid; brothers Keith and Dylan Cochran of Wood Studio, previous overall winner of the Garden & Gun Made in the South Awards; fine artist Butch Anthony, broom making extraordinaire George Jones, Jr., dapper shoe designer Peter Nappi, luxurious home grown cotton bedding from Red Land Cotton and more.

More than 2,000 event-goers will eat, drink, shop, listen and learn about handcrafted goods, sample tastings made by distinguished chefs using locally-sourced ingredients, listen to live music and participate in hands-on demonstrations and interactive workshops. This highly-curated platform provides a venue for skilled and accomplished makers to connect, while also allowing adventurers from near and far to experience a cross section of the South’s finest. Rich with history in textiles, agriculture, food, literature, art and design, Southern Makers is an educational and authentic experience where guests interact with the makers and designers firsthand, gaining a better understanding and a deeper appreciation for their craft.

New this year is a Southern Makers Beer Garden Curated by the Alabama Brewers Guild where you can interact and purchase directly from fine breweries themselves.  Sample and enjoy craft beers from over a dozen breweries including, Back Forty Beer, Black Warrior , Cahaba, Fairhope , Goat Island, Good People, Haint Blue, Trim Tab and more. Beer tokens are just $2.50 each and may be purchased at the entrance to the garden. A 6-ounce pour will be 1 token. A 12-ounce pour will be 2 tokens.

Yet another new happening this year­ is a five-star dining experience on Friday, August 11th, to benefit Southern Makers nonprofit. Guests will enjoy a five course dinner prepared by a variety of top southern based chefs including: Adam Evans, formerly of Optimus, 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 own, five-star sommelier Heath Porter will pair wine with courses. Each chef will prepare a special plate 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. 29th Street to the historic Pepper Place will be transformed for one night only into a joyful dining room under the stars of Alabama.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE — SOUTHERN MAKERS CELEBRATING 5 YEARS ON AUGUST 12+13, 2017

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE — SOUTHERN MAKERS CELEBRATING 5 YEARS ON AUGUST 12+13, 2017

Southern Makers

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE —

SOUTHERN MAKERS CELEBRATING 5 YEARS ON AUGUST 12+13, 2017

The Montgomery tracks lead us North to Birmingham for the next southern adventure.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tickets are now on sale for the fifth annual Southern Makers, a two-day event happening August 12-13, 2017, under the viaduct at the historic Sloss Furnaces. Part of the five-year celebration, is to try a new venue, change things up a bit and keep our event fresh— without losing the quality and spirit at the heart of the event.

Just as our original venue,  Montgomery’s historic Union Station, represents movement and architectural beauty, so too does the Viaduct at Sloss but in a different way. The raw space composed of structural concrete material for its own sake, represents movement and a space for the making process. This rings true to our reason for creating Southern Makers back in 2013—bringing together handpicked top talent to explore southern based creativity that enriches lives – in one place for all to experience. We have the same values but we are relocating to a NEW historic environment.  The Montgomery tracks are leading us North to Birmingham for a different southern adventure.

More than 100 of the South’s top makers, including nationally-renowned fashion designers, textile artists, screen printers, jewelers, brewers, winemakers, contemporary artists, farmers, woodworkers, chefs, bakers, architects, industrial designers, preservationists and entrepreneurs, will come together in Birmingham to celebrate Southern creativity and innovation. The complete list of Southern Makers will be posted to www.southernmakers.com mid-July, 2017.

To purchase tickets, visit the Southern Makers website at www.southernmakers.com. A single day ticket is $25.99 plus taxes and fees, a weekend ticket is $35.99 plus taxes and fees. Tickets at the door are $40 per day plus taxes and fees. Tickets are free for children under 10.

Southern Makers is also selling a limited number of ALL ACCESS (VIP) weekend passes for $85.00 plus taxes and fees. This is an all weekend ticket that includes entry into the air-conditioned marquee with culinary treats and libations from the South’s finest makers.

The event is produced and created by Southern Accents Architectural Antiques in collaboration with Goodwyn Mills & Cawood (GMC). 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.

 

 

Change of Venue. Change of Date.

Change of Venue. Change of Date.

Thank you for your continued support of the Southern Makers event. Going into the fifth year of our celebration, we have decided to make some changes that we hope will keep the event as fresh and exciting as year one. Montgomery has been a fantastic host city over the last four years and has proven to be a huge success.

There has been an outpouring of requests for there to be multiple events in different locations. As much as we would love to do this, we currently only have the capacity to organize one event per year. We have discussed the options at great length, and all things considered, have decided to host the 2017 Southern Makers event in Birmingham.

The date and venue have not been finalized, but we will let you know as soon as both have been confirmed. We will keep you updated as details are available, and hope you will continue your participation in our celebration of all things unique and special in the South.