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Juried Art Show, Water/Ways Exhibit Set for 5 Rivers

Alabamians are surrounded by water. About one-sixth of Alabama’s 33 million surface acres is covered by water in the form of lakes, reservoirs, ponds, wetlands, estuaries, rivers and streams.

Water affects our lives, climate, agriculture, jobs, recreational time, culture, and has a direct impact on our art.  Local artists of all ages will have the opportunity to enter a contest and showcase their work alongside the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, Water/Ways. 

5 Rivers Delta Resource Center has been selected by the Alabama Humanities Foundation to host the Water/Ways exhibit, which examines water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element. 

Water/Ways is part of Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street program and will be on display at 5 Rivers November 25 through January 5. As a companion to the Water/Ways exhibit, 5 Rivers is inviting local artists to submit their water-inspired works of art for a juried art show that celebrates our connection to water in coastal Alabama.  

All ages are eligible to enter the art contest, and many different types of artwork will be accepted.  All entries must be submitted no later than 4pm on Sunday, November 5. 

Information on eligibility, rules, and awards for the art contest can be found by contacting Kathy Hicks at 251-625-0814 or

There are four ways to find out about upcoming 5 Rivers events: call 251-625-0814, see our website at, find us on Facebook or join our newsletter emailing list.


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