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Black Belt Treasures

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209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
(334)-682-9878 http://www.blackbeltreasures.com

The mission of Black Belt Treasures Cultural Art Center is to foster, develop, and promote economic development initiatives aimed at creating jobs and increasing the income of Black Belt residents through the marketing of arts, crafts, literature, food products, and other items unique, as well as to cultivate and provide arts education, to the region.

Through this mission, BBTCAC holds the following Goals:

A. Cultivate an enhanced regional economy through arts-related jobs and tourism stimulation, with an emphasis on showcasing the creative spirit and marketing the heritage arts and culture of Alabama’s Black Belt.

This goal is currently being accomplished through:

  • Satellite artist incubator/studios and on-going business development programming opportunities for artists across the region.
  • BBTCAC’s physical campus that includes a gallery-store, large multi-use education center, artist studios, art support industry space, and exhibit and festival space.

B. Become a region-wide venue for arts education, revolving around the preservation of the region’s heritage arts and culture, with area residents and visiting artists active in a flourishing arts environment incorporating exhibits, workshops, demonstrations, and celebrations.

This goal is currently being accomplished by the following:

  • Partnerships with individuals and organizations to provide arts education opportunities in all nineteen counties.
  • Hosting cultural exchange activities in celebration of the arts, heritage, and multiculturalism of Alabama’s contemporary Black Belt region.

April 2011

Camden – Black Belt Treasures – Spring Folk & Heritage Arts Festival

April 29, 2011 - April 30, 2011
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States

Please join us for our annual Spring Folk & Heritage Arts Festival and help us Celebrate our Black Belt "Treasures" - the over 350 Artists who are the reason behind Black Belt Treasures. The Friday event will be include workshops and networking opportunities for Black Belt Treasures Artists and Guild members; and Saturday will include exciting and educational art classes, music, and cultural offerings for the Community and guests. Contact: (334) 682-9878 www.blackbelttreasures.com Black Belt Treasures 209 Claiborne Street Camden,…

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June 2015

Camden – Scribble, Scribble, Splash, Splash

June 8, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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Karen Weir, well-known watercolorist and artist, will be teaching a class on how to create an "artistic" journal. The class will be Monday, June 8 from 9:30 am -1:30 pm at Black Belt Treasures in Camden, Alabama. All levels of experience are welcome. Inexperienced drawers will learn how to "see" basic forms and create a little drawing in their journal to accompany their words. For experienced drawers it will be a good review as well as a chance to learn…

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Camden – Graphite Class with Artist Jan Agee

June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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Beginners Graphite class with artist Jan Agee will be held June 13, 2015 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. In this class you will learn about the different supplies used for making graphite drawings and the basics of drawing with graphite. The cost of the class is $25.00 which includes supplies to be used in class. We will have additional supplies available for purchase for you to take home. Space is limited. Contact Black Belt Treasures by phone at 334-682-9878 or by…

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Camden – Chair Caning with Joyce Huizinga

June 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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This Chair Caning Series taught by Joyce Huizinga will consist of four classes, one every two weeks. For this class you will need to supply your own chair, all caning supplies will be included with the cost of the class. The cost for the caning series is $180 which breaks down to $45 a class. Space is limited to only 6 students. 4 Class Mini Series 1st- Saturday, June 27, 2015 2nd- Saturday, July 11, 2015 3rd- Saturday, July 25,…

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August 2015

Camden – Painting Class led by Sharon Owens

August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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Artist Sharon Owens from Monroeville, Alabama will be leading a painting class open to adults. The class will be held at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center in Camden, Alabama. The class will be Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. The cost of the class is $30.00 which includes all supplies. Space is limited so call 334-682-9878 or email info@blackbelttreasures.com to reserve your spot today.

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Camden – Basket Weaving with Artist Betty Bain

August 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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Come on out to BBTCAC and learn to make your very own  woven basket. Betty Bain will be teaching you how to weave  a Gathering Basket on August 15,2015 from 9:00 am to  3:00 pm. The cost of the class is $45 per person and includes all  supplies. Call 334-682-9878 or email info@blackbelttreasures.com for  more information. Space is limit so reserve your spot today.

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September 2015

Annual Patchwork Festival Center of Quilt Themed Weekend-Camden

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - September 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) will host its annual Patchwork Festival on Saturday, September 13th, from 10am to 3pm, in conjunction with a weekend of exciting activities around Wilcox County, including author and Southern food blogger, Stacey Little, the annual production of The Gee’s Bend Play, Wilcox ArtWorks’ Quilt Walk, and Gee’s Bend Raised’s Airing of the Quilts. For information about the Patchwork Festival or other events, please contact Black Belt Treasures at 334.682.9878 or visit our website…

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October 2015

Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center 10th Anniversary Celebration

October 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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$25

The Board, Staff, and Guild of Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) are proud to announce a Celebration on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 to mark its Tenth Anniversary. Since that auspicious occasion on October 1, 2005 when Lt. Governor Kay Ivey and Senator Hank Sanders gave remarks and Kathryn Tucker Windham cut the ribbon to open the doors, BBTCAC has grown from representing just under 75 artist in its gallery to well over 450; become a tourist attraction to…

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April 2017

Learn to Paint with Karen Weir at BBTCAC

April 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
$100.00

Would you like to learn to Draw and Paint? Come learn with Karen Weir, well-known watercolorist and artist, on how to create your own "artistic journal" or sketchbook. This class is for everyone, even if you "can't draw a stick figure"! All levels are welcome, but it is geared to include beginners who will learn to "see" basic forms and create light sketches in their journals to accompany their words. All materials are included in a compact kit (a $55…

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May 2017

Hog Wild for Art

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
Free

BLACK BELT TREASURES IS HOG WILD FOR ART Annual Spring Arts Festival  Camden, Alabama –  Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) will host its annual Hog Wild for Art Festival on Saturday, May 6 , 2017, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, featuring kids art activities, demonstrations by artists and craftsmen from across the Black Belt region of Alabama, short adult/teen art workshops throughout the day, outdoor games, and face-painting. This event is held in cooperation with the Wilcox Area…

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September 2017

Pride of Place – Alabama’s Black Belt

September 22, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 23, 2017

Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
FREE

BBTCAC TO PRESENT “PRIDE OF PLACE” PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 22 & 23 Food Ways, Geology, Archaeology, and History of Alabama’s Black Belt (Camden, AL) The public is invited to attend “Pride of Place: Food Ways, Geology, Archaeology, and History of Alabama’s Black Belt”, on September 22nd and 23rd, in Camden, hosted by Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center. The Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, co-sponsors this project. “Pride of Place” will look at…

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April 2018

Hog Wild for Art Festival 2018

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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BLACK BELT TREASURES IS HOG WILD FOR ART Annual Spring Arts Festival Camden, Alabama - Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) will host its annual Hog Wild for Art Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. This year's festival will feature demonstrations by artists and artisans from across the Black Belt region of Alabama, kids art activities, "make and take" activities and special hands-on gardening demonstrations with Stacy Lyn Harris. Learn about Composting, Cooking…

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April 2020

Hog Wild for Art Festival 2020

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Black Belt Treasures, 209 Claiborne Street
Camden, AL United States
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BLACK BELT TREASURES IS HOG WILD FOR ART - Annual Spring Arts Festival Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center (BBTCAC) will host its 10th Annual Hog Wild for Art Festival on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. This year's festival will feature demonstrations by artists and artisans from across the Black Belt region of Alabama, kids art activities, "make and take" activities and more. This event is held in cooperation with the Wilcox Area Chamber of…

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