As we've said many times before around here, the cleanup and rebuilding process is going to be a marathon and not a sprint, so expect more announcements like this in the future.
Here's an art show put together by two friends of mine that's set to benefit the Habitat for Humanity Disaster Relief Fund. The show will be on Thursday, May 26 from 5pm - 9pm at ACME Gallery at 1305 2nd Avenue North in Birmingham. Here's a blurb from the Facebook event page:
ACME gallery would like to invite you to REBUILD ALABAMA, an art show opening on Thursday May 26th to benefit Habitat For Humanities Disaster Response Fund. Artists are donating the full value of their work for this cause. Please come out and support their generosity. The exhibition will be also be viewable on Thursdays from noon-6 (or by appointment). This show will run through 6/24.
I can vouch for the awesomeness of the art that you will see on display and 100% of the proceeds go to tornado relief. All of the artists are donating work for sale. Artists from seven states (and the District of Columbia!) have donated works to tornado relief. There will be music by Duquette Johnston, Taylor Hollingsworth, Henry Dunkle and others. Refreshments will be provided by Rojo.
Seriously, this is going to be a good time. Even if you can't buy any art, come down and show your support for a great event and a great cause.
I will be there and it'd be awesome to see a lot of RBR folks there (a few of the artists showing works are RBR readers.)
Full info about the event is available at the link above. Here's info on the Habitat for Humanity's disaster response (PDF)