Craig Legg Unveils “Alabama Roots Music” Exhibit

By Brent Thompson

Photo Credit: Andi Rice

On Saturday, January 20, Birmingham artist Craig Legg will open his “Alabama Roots Music” exhibit, the follow-up to his 2023 exhibit “History of Birmingham Rock & Roll.” The exhibit can be seen at East Village Arts in Downtown East Lake. Raised on the sounds of Birmingham’s AM radio stations, Legg is documenting Alabama’s musical heritage through his colorful and playful artistic vision. Described as a “trading card series,” the exhibit features 300+ portraits and paintings. In addition to paintings of musicians, Legg also features venues, festivals and record producers that were vital to the state’s musical legacy. The January 20 grand opening reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the exhibit will be open to the public every Saturday through March 2024.

East Village Arts is located at 7611 1st Avenue North in Downtown East Lake.