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Talk to us.


Thank you, Birmingham!

While we take pause to rest and reflect after a very successful five-week REVIVE, please help us continue the conversation by offering your feedback here.

View our full recap here.

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Talk to us.


Thank you, Birmingham!

While we take pause to rest and reflect after a very successful five-week REVIVE, please help us continue the conversation by offering your feedback here.

View our full recap here.

 

Business + Community + Revitalization

When it comes to revitalizing our urban commercial districts, we go straight to our small business owners and residents and ask what they want and need in their own neighborhood. We assess the existing economic wealth and opportunities for growth. And we execute small-scale solutions that will create meaningful, long-term impressions.    

REVIVE, an initiative of REV Birmingham and its partners, activates storefronts, coordinates pop-up shops and organizes street-level improvements in target commercial districts. We demonstrate revitalization strategies and a vision for what these communities can become, and we offer the platform for the soul of each community to shine. 

We believe in our communities. We are Birmingham.  

To support the REVIVE initiative, jump here

 
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Pop-Up Project


It's no secret to us – Birmingham is home to a multitude of creative talent in both our small business and artist communities. Even better, sometimes these two communities collide! 

As part of our first, month-long REVIVE programming in October 2013, we activated empty storefronts in each of our five target commercial districts with pop-up retail and art installations, sourced from Birmingham's very own aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives.

Get to know these entrepreneurs and creatives and support their work in Birmingham.

And, to find out more about future pop-up opportunities, sign up on this website for updates.

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Pop-Up Project


It's no secret to us – Birmingham is home to a multitude of creative talent in both our small business and artist communities. Even better, sometimes these two communities collide! 

As part of our first, month-long REVIVE programming in October 2013, we activated empty storefronts in each of our five target commercial districts with pop-up retail and art installations, sourced from Birmingham's very own aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives.

Get to know these entrepreneurs and creatives and support their work in Birmingham.

And, to find out more about future pop-up opportunities, sign up on this website for updates.

A Fire You Can't Put Out Cassandra Griffen Art

A Fire You Can't Put Out

Cassandra Griffen

Art

Audio Priest » Robin Rains and Walter Nolen-Schmidt Art 

Audio Priest »

Robin Rains and Walter Nolen-Schmidt

Art 

Baking Bandits » Kristen Farmer Hall Woodlawn / Retail 

Baking Bandits »

Kristen Farmer Hall

Woodlawn / Retail 

Big City Brand » Big Communications Downtown / Retail 

Big City Brand »

Big Communications

Downtown / Retail 

 Arcology Architecture» Glynn Clark Downtown / Art 

 Arcology Architecture»

Glynn Clark

Downtown / Art 

 Chip Ghigna Art » Chip Ghigna Five Points South / Art   

 Chip Ghigna Art »

Chip Ghigna

Five Points South / Art 

 

 City Arts Boutique »  Brooke Fleming East Lake / Retail 

 City Arts Boutique » 

Brooke Fleming

East Lake / Retail 

Creative Mindz Dance » Muriel Tarver Downtown , Woodlawn/ Art 

Creative Mindz Dance »

Muriel Tarver

Downtown , Woodlawn/ Art 

DIGS » Zade Denny & Becky Denny Woodlawn / Retail   

DIGS »

Zade Denny & Becky Denny

Woodlawn / Retail 

 

Doughboys » Kyle D'Agostino, Dustin Blomeyer and Phil Amthor Downtown / Retail   

Doughboys »

Kyle D'Agostino, Dustin Blomeyer and Phil Amthor

Downtown / Retail 

 

E-magine Ensley » Bessie Bell Ensley / Art 

E-magine Ensley »

Bessie Bell

Ensley / Art 

East 59 » Amber Tolbert and Anna Bates East Lake / Retail, Art

East 59 »

Amber Tolbert and Anna Bates

East Lake / Retail, Art

Gallery ELAD » East Lake Arts District East Lake / Art 

Gallery ELAD »

East Lake Arts District

East Lake / Art 

Face Place » Rob Clifton Five Points South / Art 

Face Place »

Rob Clifton

Five Points South / Art 

Four Corners Gallery » Karen Clanton and Carla Hamilton Downtown / Retail  

Four Corners Gallery »

Karen Clanton and Carla Hamilton

Downtown / Retail

 

Freshfully » Jen Barnett Downtown, Five Points South / Retail 

Freshfully »

Jen Barnett

Downtown, Five Points South / Retail 

Harold & Mod » Milo Beloved and Heidi Smith Downtown / Retail

Harold & Mod »

Milo Beloved and Heidi Smith

Downtown / Retail

Jessica Latten Photo » Jessica Latten Art 

Jessica Latten Photo »

Jessica Latten

Art 

Jimbo Smith Sculpture » James "Jimbo" Smith Woodlawn / Art 

Jimbo Smith Sculpture »

James "Jimbo" Smith

Woodlawn / Art 

Jumplight Farms » Kimberly Jeanty East Lake / Retail

Jumplight Farms »

Kimberly Jeanty

East Lake / Retail

 Little Forest » Jonathan Woolley Five Points South / Retail 

 Little Forest »

Jonathan Woolley

Five Points South / Retail 

 Love Carnival » Willow Scott East Lake / Art 

 Love Carnival »

Willow Scott

East Lake / Art 

Nansu Home »  Nancee Neel and Susie Strauss East Lake, Five Points South / Retail  

Nansu Home » 

Nancee Neel and Susie Strauss

East Lake, Five Points South / Retail

 

 Nisolo Shoes » Patrick Woodyard, Zoe Cleary, and Nick Meyer Downtown / Retail  

 Nisolo Shoes »

Patrick Woodyard, Zoe Cleary, and Nick Meyer

Downtown / Retail

 

Lynsey Weatherspoon Photography Lynsey Weatherspoon Ensley Stories 

Lynsey Weatherspoon Photography

Lynsey Weatherspoon

Ensley Stories 

Pigment & Ink » Erica Smith Downtown / Art 

Pigment & Ink »

Erica Smith

Downtown / Art 

Poetry Box Lindsay McDuffie & Zach Knight All Districts / Art   

Poetry Box

Lindsay McDuffie & Zach Knight

All Districts / Art 

 

Rhythms of Everyday Life » Chelsea Henderson, Jeff Leng, Greyson Campbell, Michelle Leach, Tanner Evans, Laura Evans Art   

Rhythms of Everyday Life »

Chelsea Henderson, Jeff Leng, Greyson Campbell, Michelle Leach, Tanner Evans, Laura Evans

Art 

 

Saints & Sinners » Chris Scarpulla East Lake, Woodlawn / Retail 

Saints & Sinners »

Chris Scarpulla

East Lake, Woodlawn / Retail 

Streetcat Media » Joan Kane East Lake / Art   

Streetcat Media »

Joan Kane

East Lake / Art 

 

Tallulah » Heather Williams Downtown / Retail 

Tallulah »

Heather Williams

Downtown / Retail 

Transdimensionsal Terror » Frank Thagard, Zach Travis, Brandon Varner, Walter Nolen-Schmidt, Bob Baker, David Allen and Robin Rains  Woodlawn / Art  

Transdimensionsal Terror »

Frank Thagard, Zach Travis, Brandon Varner, Walter Nolen-Schmidt, Bob Baker, David Allen and Robin Rains 

Woodlawn / Art

 

Walker Dorman  Five Points South / Art  

Walker Dorman 

Five Points South / Art

 

Yellowhammer Creative » Brandon Watkins and Brett Forsyth Downtown & Woodlawn / Retail  

Yellowhammer Creative »

Brandon Watkins and Brett Forsyth

Downtown & Woodlawn / Retail

 

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The Street Life Project


What makes a city thrive? We think it's all about the street life. We bring business and community together on the streets and sidewalks of Birmingham. 

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The Street Life Project


What makes a city thrive? We think it's all about the street life. We bring business and community together on the streets and sidewalks of Birmingham. 

Pop-Up Shops

What better way to create street life than to turn the lights on? REVIVE fills vacant, available commercial storefronts with pop-up retail and art installations.Foot traffic welcome.

Workshops

All entrepreneurs have questions. And REV Birmingham has a toolbox full of resources to share. We host a small business workshops that will set your stage for long-term success. Street life guaranteed.

 

Walk + Eat + Shop

When our pop-ups move in, they create the place to see and be seen. Spend your lunch break, your happy hour and your evenings in our urban villages as you walk, eat and shop Birmingham.

Souldown 

We couldn't think of a better way to wrap up our five-week Street Life Project than with a bit of food, music and community. This annual event is in the heart of historic Woodlawn, full of food, fun and a whole 'lotta soul.