Bama Art House: The mission of the Bama Art House is to bring current, contemporary independent film to Tuscaloosa, transforming the Bama Theatre into a cinematic Art House, one night a week. Built in 1938, the historic Bama Theatre presents concerts, readings, movie showings and much more. 

Kentuck Festival: The Kentuck Festival of Arts occurs annually on the third weekend of October. This weekend-long event features an incredibly diverse set of folk art from a wide range of artists: sculptors, potters, weavers, photographers, painters and more. Kentuck vibrantly showcases many of the region's strongest "oustider" artists and has received national recognition. Kentuck also offers exhibitions, classes and shopping year-round at the Kentuck Art Center in historic downtown Northport. Kentuck brings art to the community and builds community with art.

Moundville Native American Festival: To celebrate the Native heritage that was built behind wooden walls that once surrounded Moundville, descendants of this Native American culture return each year during the first full week of October to entertain and educate visitors about their unique culture and heritage. The Festival is located at The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park. Moundville is home to the site of what was the largest city in North America some eight hundred years ago. This park, situated about twenty minutes away from UA's campus on the Black Warrior River, offers an intriguing glimpse at the vanished Mississippian Native American culture, an enormous society that thrived and dominated the southeastern United States nearly a millennium ago.

Rude Mechanicals: Now in its 9th season, Tuscaloosa's summer Shakespeare group The Rude Mechanicals regularly performs plays in the park.

For further aesthetic and historical engagement, there's the Will T. Murphy African-American Museum, the Mercedes-Benz factory tour (the only one of its kind in the United States), the Westervelt Warner Museum of American Art, the Sarah Moody Art Gallery on UA's campus, and the Paul Bryant Museum dedicated to Alabama football.