Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr., Huntsville, Alabama 35805 – lowemill.net
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is the largest privately owned arts facility in the United States. With a focus on visual arts, this huge historic factory building has been redeveloped into 148 working studios for over 200 artists and makers, 6 fine art galleries, a multi-use theatre, and performance venues.
Within this thriving creative community are artists and makers from across the world. The Mill serves as a space where they can create, learn, and collaborate. With studio spaces lining the hallways, visitors have the opportunity to openly explore the Mill and artist spaces where they can shop and learn about the artists and their works. In addition to working artists, Lowe Mill is home to several of North Alabama’s premiere entertainment including Concerts on the Dock, the world’s longest running Cigar Box Guitar Festival, and more. This historic arts center provides its community—both in- and outside the Mill—with a space to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in various mediums and forms, a place to fully immerse in an originative environment, ultimately making arts, entertainment, and culture accessible to those who visit this vibrant facility.
Campus No. 805
2620 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville Alabama 35805 – campus805.com
From 1951 to 2009, the site of Campus No. 805 helped to educate thousands of students in Huntsville and Madison County, creating an academic and athletic legacy that will live on for generations to come. The Huntsville City School system closed Stone Middle School in 2009 and put the property on the market to sell. It took five years to find a buyer. In 2014, developer Randy Schrimsher purchased the property to create a unique development that would preserve the legacy of the school and offer a dynamic entertainment venue for the community.
Straight to Ale Brewery and Yellowhammer Brewery were the first tenants to sign on for the new project. Architects and interior designers Matheny-Goldmon were tasked with updating the school building and designing new brewery, restaurant, entertainment and retail spaces to blend in with the campus look and feel.
The project became Campus No. 805. The name pays homage to memories held by thousands of students, teachers, parents and administrators that were part of this campus, and to the West Huntsville neighborhood by claiming the last three digits of their zip code - 35805. To recapture and preserve the athletic fields, the City of Huntsville created an urban park with a recreational lawn that connects the new and old buildings. The public park is appropriately named S.R. Butler Green. In 2016, Huntsville’s Historic Preservation Consultant recognized the 13-acre project for its preservation and adaptive reuse of an important community place.
From our landmark location in the heart of the city, Campus No. 805 has become the connecting point for the resurging West Huntsville neighborhoods and the treasured historic districts and the hundreds of exciting new loft residences in downtown. Newly transformed as the Stone Event Center, the refurbished school building offers a variety of multi-use space for private rental and has become a popular event venue for young professionals and the hospitality industry. The Stone Center building and the new 16,000 square foot Student Union has attracted a growing list of tenants to include craft breweries, restaurants, catering, bars, retail and entertainment venues. We are proud to be part of the exciting rebirth of Huntsville’s urban core.
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Stand Up Huntsville Comedy Club huntsville.standuplive.com
Bandito Burrito facebook.com/Bandito-Burrito-Co
Rock & Roll Sushi facebook.com/Rock-N-Roll-Sushi-Huntsville
Dolce Pan Bakery facebook.com/DolcePanBakery
Earth & Stone Wood Fired Pizza facebook.com/EarthandStoneWoodFiredPizza
Ale's Kitchen aleskitchen.com
Wish You Were Beer wishyouwerebeer.net
Salty Nut Brewery saltynutbrewery.com
Straight to Ale Brewing straighttoale.com
Yellowhammer Brewing yellowhammerbrewery.com