VINEGAR champions artists. We facilitate the creation and experience of contemporary art, infusing it into communities to support, challenge, and enrich our collective consciousness.
VINEGAR seeks to create a vibrant contemporary art center in Birmingham, Alabama that fosters artworks and projects that are ambitious, experimental, and socially relevant. Our vision is to sustain arts programming that is responsive to its history and its future for the people who live here. We strive to contribute to the city’s culture through conversations and connections made possible by art.
Supporting artists and their projects
Emphasizing experiences over commodities
Expanding the scope of visual arts programming in Birmingham, Alabama and beyond
Attracting artists to Birmingham
Helping artists contextualize their artwork within Birmingham and its history
Creating a dialog with other arts institutions in the US and internationally
Showcasing all forms of visual art with an emphasis on emerging and experimental art forms, and art that pushes the boundaries of its medium
Championing diversity; exhibiting and supporting artists from underrepresented groups
Upholding high standards for ethical and environmental impact in our methods and materials
Creating art and events that are accessible to people of all economic, social, and cultural situations
Making a substantial, long-lasting positive impact on Birmingham