200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

The Marshall County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has partnered with the Guntersville Museum to showcase landmarks around Marshall County with help from several local artists.

On April 29-30, the county hosted a weekend paint-out event in which Alabama artists painted selected historic places. The event was meant to enhance this year's ALABAMA 200 theme, Exploring Our Places, while simultaneously connecting the community with the statewide celebration through artistic expression.

The fifteen original works of art produced from the Paint-Out event are now being displayed as part of a traveling exhibit that will travel throughout Marshall County for the remainder of 2017.

The exhibit will be open to the public on the following dates/locations:

  • May 25 - July 9, Guntersville Museum
  • July 13 – August 20, Albertville Chamber of Commerce 
  • August 24 – October 8, Hunt Schoolhouse, Arab Historic Village
  • October 12 – November 19, Michigan Center on the campus of DAR School, Grant
  • November 30 – January 14, Boaz Public Library

In addition to the fifteen historic landmarks chosen for the exhibit, the Marshall County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau also developed a brochure identifying other historic landmarks across the county that will be available at chambers and hotels for visitors beginning in September.

Following the completion of the exhibit, several pieces will be housed at the Marshall County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and others will be donated to the cities to display.