Where to shop on Sunday at the Museum Store in Alabama?

It’s almost time for Museum Store Sunday, an annual shopping day showcasing the unique items in the museum stores. In 2017, the Museum Store Association created the event to encourage funders to support museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving and invites the public to shop locally to support the arts and direct proceeds to cultural causes.

This year more than 1,500 museums around the world are participating in Museum Store Sunday with discounts, giveaways and art activities. Would you like to visit some museum shops? Here are four ways to enjoy Museum Store Sunday in Alabama.

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn is hosting a sale day for Museum Store Sunday. Patrons can expect 25% off regular priced merchandise, plus an additional 10% off specialty items. In addition to shopping, guests can enjoy guided tours by student guides and painting sets for children. Also on the programme: brunch boxes and festive drink and food specialties from the café.

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts| 901 S College Street, Auburn, AL 36849

Art Museum Birmingham

The Birmingham Museum of Art is hosting a five-hour shopping event on Museum Shop Sunday from 12pm to 5pm with artist demonstrations, crafts, book signings and holiday treats and drinks. All Museum Shop items are discounted by 10% for everyone in person and online, and Museum Members receive 20% off all on-site and online purchases. The first 25 purchases of $25 or more will receive a Museum Store Sunday Tote, and guests can enjoy free gift wrapping with all in-person purchases.

Here is an event schedule for Museum Store Sunday at the Birmingham Museum of Art:

12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Artists in person

From 12pm to 5pm, guests can meet local artists and purchase their latest work in the museum café. Sunday’s lineup includes Yogi Dada, Terri Dann Osborne, Elizabeth Limbaugh, September Reed, LiMari Studios and Jackie Kim.

1pm to 4pm: book signings and artistic activities

Authors Verna Gates, Jenny Lewis, Ramey Channell and Possum Doss will host a series of readings and artworks in the 8th Avenue lobby:

1pm Book Reading with Ramey Channel, Mice from Planet Zimlac

2 pm Book reading with Jenny Lewis, Duma’s Song

15:00 Making art with Possum Doss, author of Animals Alphabet Soup

1pm-4pm: Coffee in the 8th Avenue Lobby

Dryft Coffee will have warm libations ready for guests. The museum spoils the guests with the first 50 drinks.

1pm-4pm: Cocktails in the café

The museum offers a selection of holiday cocktails for visitors.

Birmingham Art Museum | 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203

Volcano Park and Museum

The Anvil, the shop at Vulcan Park and Museum, is offering a 10 percent discount for Museum Store Day.

Vulcan Park and Museum| 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209

Art Museum Huntsville

The Huntsville Museum of Art is offering free admission on November 27 from 12pm to 5pm.

The museum shop will also have a discount on items from its Christmas Stocking Gift Guide.

Huntsville Museum of Art | 300 Church Street SW, Huntsville, AL 35801