Urban avenues

5526 1st Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35212

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By harnessing the talent and vision of our collective, we form ventures that inspire innovation spanning the full context of our neighborhoods and communities. The concept of mutuality flows through each of our artistic pathways as we enter with reciprocated respect, calibrate the balance of teaching through one's perspective whilst embodying a student mindset, and harness an innovative eye as we seek to improve our city together. 

 

Each venture is designed to balance a particular craft with learning opportunities that transcend careers, stages of life, and skills.  Our goals are not limited to food and film; we dream of a community that sees the beauty of loving people through creative work and channels it into every aspect of their life. 

 

 

We are creating collaborative ventures and artful initiatives that add life to our city.

The Porch Sitting Series

The porch is the point at which our lives intersect with the world; a Porch Sitting is an event where one’s life intersects with the lives of others in order to gain a better understanding of the world. The intimacy of homes, porches, and backyards foster conversations that invite people from across the region to discover new ways of living in and growing as a community.

Five Loaves

The dinner table can be a spectacular place. People come together to enjoy a meal prepared by our team and a local chef and leave with life-changing relationships and a deeper understanding of the power of togetherness. 

We train and employ a team of high school students that learn the art of hospitality while also engaging in leadership training, professional development, and an expanded perspective on the value in being part of a diverse team. 

Fish Camp Films

Our goal is to introduce high school students to the disciplines and freedoms of the art of film. Our curriculum is designed to address story formation, technical components of filming as well as post-production and give students hands-on experience behind the camera with the outcome that students have an enhanced view of the story of their community, family, their own stories, and an expanded field of vision for larger living.