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Our Events 

12:01 The Party
Since 2008, we’ve hosted a “party with a purpose” every New Year’s Eve.· Profits from the party are invested in projects that improve the cultural, social, and economic vitality of downtown Huntsville.
Downtown Summerfest
In the summer of 2009, we worked with Huntsville Young Professionals, and DSF, LLC, a partnership of downtown restaurant and bar owners, to deliver Huntsville’s first downtown block party featuring Sister Hazel.
Live @ Area 47
In August and September 2010, we hosted this downtown concert series at the site of the former Olde Towne Brewing Co.· These two events attracted hundreds of attendees and featured art from local artists.

Museum Madness & Saturday on the Square
This arts and entertainment stroll with pet activities and live entertainment supports downtown businesses and is free, and family friendly. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our Investments
The Bench Project
In 2009 we sponsored a bench created by students at East Clinton Elementary School downtown.  Our bench is now located outside the downtown branch of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.
Excursions Hotel Book
To inspire out-of-town guests to visit downtown Huntsville, in 2010 and 2011 we sponsored a hardcover book that is placed in guest rooms of local hotels.
SPACES Sculpture Trail
In December 2010, The Arts Council launched SPACES, a sculpture trail spanning our entire city, from downtown to university campuses.  The Downtown Forty-Seven was the initial sponsor.
Big Spring Partners Chattanooga Trip
In 2009 we co-sponsored a two-day trip for 116 community leaders from Huntsville and Madison County.  These leaders toured the city and were given insight into Chattanooga's master planning and economic development mission.
Tinsel Trail
The Downtown Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas Trees in Downtown Huntsville's Big Spring Park East.  In December 2011, our first Tinsel Trail featured nearly 200 trees decorated by local businesses, non profit organizations, churches, families, and school groups.  The free event attracted over 8000 visitors to the park in the month of December.