The Art of Janice Cook – Gallery Reception

FREE! Sunday March 6 // 1:30-3:30

Janice McDonald Cook is a lifelong artist who devoted 33 years to teaching in public school as she raised her family of four with her husband, Jim. As a small child, she was encouraged by her parents, especially her mother, to follow her path of creativity! Her mom was an artist herself who sparked that desire to be an art educator in both Janice and her twin sister. A native of South Alabama and a graduate of Troy University, she did master’s work at Samford and SCAD. She is a member of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Leeds Arts Council and Cahawba Art Guild. Past member of the Birmingham Art Association. She has received several awards from juried shows in the past from the Southern Roots Exhibit, the Carrollton Art Council (GA) , the Birmingham Arts Association. Janice was honored as the Secondary Art Educator of the year 2000. In her retirement, she is active with teaching Art to Special Needs Adults and the Elderly at various programs and, of course, making her own art as a small way to thank our Lord for His constant blessings and to encourage a greater appreciation of the importance of the Arts in our schools and daily lives.

Leeds Arts Council Receives $10k Grant

Leeds Arts Council Receives $10k Grant | Leeds Arts Council is excited to announce that they are in receipt of a $10k grant. Alabama State Representative Dickie Drake presented Leeds Arts Council with a check for $10,000 Monday evening through the Jefferson County Community Service Fund. These funds will be used for much-needed roof repair. Those present for this presentation were Board Members and friends: L-R: Brandi McClaran, Ricky Christian, Steve Karr, Dell Smith, Rep. Dickie Drake, Sandra Bailey, Mandi Rae, Christa Soileau, Doris Jarvis, Patricia Noell, Linda Miller (Chamber Board), John Gregory. This is not the first time that Drake has helped Leeds Arts Council in their time of need. Drake also presented a $10k check to them in 2019 through this community service fund so the arts council could purchase a new HVAC system to replace their worn-out system. Leeds Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the visual and performing arts in the local and surrounding communities. Organized in 1985 as part of the Jefferson County Community Schools and then, became a separate entity in 1993 gaining its 501(c)3 status. Leeds Arts Council presents live plays, live music and concerts, acting classes, arts and theatre summer camps and so much more all throughout each year. Leeds Arts Council is located at 8140 Parkway Drive, Leeds, AL 35094. For more information, please visit their website at and their Facebook page.Photo courtesy of @donabonnett #LeedsArtsCouncil#donation#CityOfLeedsAL#leedshappenings#everyoneleeds#theatre#art#LeedsTheatreAndArtsCenter#historicleeds#leedsalabama#buildingcommunity Dickie Drake

The Martini Shakers // Jan 22

The Martini Shakers will be playing this Saturday at

The Leeds Arts Center in downtown Leeds. January 22, 7:00/9:00pm

Plus, the 22nd is Jory Lee’s Birthday, so it is going to be a blast!!!

tickets are $15.00, and you can go online and reserve your spot at the ticket link

You can go online and reserve your spot by clicking below

or just come on and pay at the door. Either way is fine, as long as you come!!!
The address is 8140 Parkway Drive, Leeds, Al 35094

Little Women

Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War. Together, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy learn to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. Come reacquaint yourself with these enduring characters created by Louisa May Alcott over 140 years ago. Shows are December 9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19. No show on Friday, December 10 because of Leeds city Christmas parade

Fall Painting Class!

The Leeds Arts Center is now offering visual art classes, which will be ongoing every Tuesday.
Bring your own paints and brushes and learn how to paint a beautiful fall painting!
Where: Leeds Arts Council
8140 Parkway Drive
Leeds, AL 35094
When: Every Tuesday beginning August 3rd
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per class meeting
Class Size: limited to 10 people
Teacher: Tanna Rose, a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, and a member of LAVA (Leeds Association of Visual Arts). Shows include several at the Leeds Arts Council, Birmingham First Presbyterian Church, Warrior Regional Library (honorable mention), and St. Vincent’s East.
Please send an email with if you plan to attend since the class size is limited to 10 people.