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What is the Monster Makeover Art Auction and Festival?

The idea for The Monster Makeover was born out of a “wouldn’t-this-be-cool” conversation between a few Tuscaloosa News employees. Originally proposed as a one-time illustration in the newspaper in 2010, the concept of professional artists recreating fantastic monsters imagined and drawn by school children turned into a modest, charity art auction that raised about $2,000 for art education. The next year, the buzz and excitement grew, the show doubled in size, and the art was published in a fun, keepsake book, raising about $4,000 for schools damaged in the April 27, 2011, tornado.

Mission/ Purpose

The Monster Makeover Art Auction and Festival’s mission is to provide a fun, safe way
for the Tuscaloosa community to celebrate local art and artists while also raising money to
support arts in local schools.

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Monster Makeover Art Auction and Festival Contact Information

For sponsorship/festival information or to submit payment and registration forms

Pamela Williamson (Tuscaloosa Public Library)
Tuscaloosa Public Library Attn: Pamela Williamson
1801 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

For general questions or to get your school involved
Ed Enoch (Tuscaloosa News)
To get involved as an artist
Angel Coker (Tuscaloosa News)
For information about volunteering
Mark Hughes Cobb (Tuscaloosa News)
For more information on The Arts & Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa arts in education grant program, call 205-758-5195
For more information about The Community Foundation of West Alabama, visit or call 205-366-0698

Holt Elementary 2nd Grade Class Art
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