Sunday, December 5, 2010

Writer's Club - Each Sunday 12-3

Attention writers and poets!
Even those aspiring know who you are.
Come and join in on our newest art form at the Gallery!
Every Sunday from 12-3pm
The Green Room Writer's Club
The club will meet in the Green Room at 16 Main Gallery.
Once a month there will be an "Open Mic Night" open to the public.
This will allow our local writers and poets to share their spoken word.

Please come by or call the Gallery for more information on joining
16 Main Gallery
16 Main Street, Madison, AL.
Attn: Debra (Writer's Club)

Friday, December 3, 2010

2010 Winter Gallery Tour Artist Basket Winner......

And the winner of the Gallery Tour $200 Artist Basket Give-a-Way is........

Linda Long!

Congratulations Linda. We hope you will have many hours of creativity!!!!

Thank you - Gallery Tour 2010

Thanks you to everyone who came out for the Gallery Tour last night. What a great night! Here are just a few pictures from the evening.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

DEC. 2 Holiday Gallery Tour

We are very proud to be a part of the
Huntsville Museum of Art's 18thWinter Gallery Tour this year.
16 Main Gallery is the newest Gallery on the tour
and the only Gallery in Madison!
If you look to the right of this page you will find your printable brochure. >>>
This will give you a map, address and little write up for each Gallery.

Make sure that you stop by the Gallery and enjoy meeting each of our artists, hors d'oeuvres, live music and lots of new art!
We will also be giving away an "Artist's Basket" worth 200.00!
16 Main Gallery
16 Main St. Madison, Al 35758
Dec. 2 , 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010


Please join us in Madison Alabama for Historic Downtown Madison's Christmas Open House. The Merchants of Madison are hosting an all day Open House from 10am until 5pm.

Santa is expected, so tell all the boys and girls. We will also get to enjoy carolers several times throughout the day.

Be sure to stop by 16 Main Gallery. Visit with our many artist's and enjoy our festive fare. Be one of the first 100 visitors and receive a festive treat.

Don't forget two GREAT classes going on today as well
Martha Marks' Marble Clay Bread Tray

And Lisa Ricarrdi's Christmas Palm Tree Painting Class

An Early Merry Christmas to All. From the Artist's of 16 Main Gallery

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friday Evening, Nov. 19th 7-9pm

Come on out this Friday evening and enjoy the Rwanda Mission Trip Fundraiser with local student and artist Amanda Blanton. Amanda will be talking a little about the Mission Trip and sharing some of her experience. You will also be able to purchase a print of Amanda's painting, "A Rwandan Sun set in Kibuye"
This event is free to the public!

This Saturday, Nov. 20th

This Saturday, Nov. 20th is gonna be busy!
We will be having our Christmas Open House from 10-5.
You can browse the shops downtown and get a little Christmas shopping in.
There will be carolers, food and even Santa!
Starting at 10 am we have a clay hand building class with instructor Martha Marks. In this class you will build your own Marbled Clay Bread Tray!
Cost is $35.00
All supplies are included!
Please call the Gallery to register

Beginning at 1pm we will be having a Christmas Palm Painting Class with instructor Lisa Riccardi. This is a great way to make something personal for that special someone.
Cost is $35.00
All supplies are included
Please call the Gallery to register

We hope to see you all there!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Give the Gift of Art

New Class Changes

We have some changes in the upcoming 12 Gifts of Christmas Classes.
Dec. 4th 10am has been changed to "Paint your Own Wine Glasses"
Dec. 18th 10am is now "Three Pear" painting.
We hope that you enjoy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nov. 13th - THIS SATURDAY!

This Saturday, Nov. 13th from 10-12pm, artist Mike Birdsong will be teaching a class in watercolor! Learn the basics of watercolor and go away with your very own landscape painting! This is a great class for beginners and intermediates.
All supplies are included
Cost $35.00Our second class on Saturday, Nov. 13th will be held from 1-3pm.
Artist Martina Svoboda will be teaching a class in Jewelry Making!
This is a great class for those of you who are wanting to learn the basics of jewelry making, or just want to dabble in the process.
You will be able to make your own earrings!
All supplies are inclueded.
Cost $35.00
Remember that you must pre-register for these classes.
Come by 16 Main Gallery , 16 Main Street, Madison
or call 256-325-0161
Space is limited.
This is the second Saturday of classes
in 16 Main Gallery's "12 Gifts of Christmas" series

Thursday, November 4, 2010

This Saturday Nov. 6th!

This Saturday, Nov. 6th kicks off the beginning of
16 Main Gallery's 12 Gifts of Christmas Classes.

We begin with a Poinsettia Ornament Class from 10-12 with Dianne Hart
followed by a Beach Painting Class from 1-3 with Lisa Riccardi

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rwanda FUNDraiser Nov.19 7-9pm

16 Main Gallery will be hosting a FUNDraiser for Amanda Blanton.
She is a local college student and artist. Amanda has created a beautiful painting entitled,
"A Rwandan Sunset in Kibuye" and will be selling prints of the painting.
All proceeds will go to funding Amanda's mission trip to Rwanda in May 2011.
Come and enjoy an evening of fun, food and art while helping one of our own local artists.
We hope to see you there,
The Artists of 16 Main Gallery

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Registration for classes

Please be aware that all of 16 Main Gallery's classes require pre-registration.

How to register:
1. Stop by the 16 Main Gallery at 16 Main St. Madison, Al. 35758
2. Call the 16 Main Gallery at 256-325-0161 Tues-Fri 10am-3pm & Sat 10am-5pm
3. Send an e-mail to

This helps each instructor to be fully prepared for class so that you can have the best experience possible!
Enjoy the art!
16 Main Artists

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Make Your Christmas Gifts!

Register by stopping by
16 Main Gallery
16 Main Street Madison, AL. or call 856-325-0161

Children's Classes!

(Artist Mike Birdsong working with a budding artist)
Children's classes are getting ready to begin!
Please stop by 16 Main Gallery today to sign up for more information.
16 Main Gallery
16 Main Street, Madison, Al.
We are putting together the schedule now and want to hear what Madison wants!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mandala Workshop! Nov. 12th 7-9pm

Guest artist Shelley Szoka will be teaching a Mandala workshop at 16 Main Gallery on Nov 12, 7-9pm. Shelley is a certified Mandala artist who is full of energy and creativity.
If you have always wanted to learn the art of making a Mandala or are a beginner and would like to learn, this class is for you!
To register, please call
Tues-Fri 10am-3pm & Sat 10am-5pm
or stop by the Gallery during these hours and one of our resident artists will get you registered.
Space is limited to 8

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oct. 7th event - Cancelled

Survivor Palette Paint Night
Oct, 7, 2010
16 Main Gallery
16 Main Street, Madison, AL 35758
Cost $50. per person
A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes in the United States and it remains the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer worldwide. You can help us save lives by getting involved. On Oct. 7th, 2010 from 6:30-9pm at 16 Main Gallery, Elite Creations, 16 Main and Artistic Finishes will host "Survivors Palette". This is an opportunity for you to paint a "survivor inspired" painting for yourself or someone you love. The cost is $50.00 and net proceeds from this great event will be donated to the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade. There will be food and fun to celebrate our survivors.
Space is limited
To register call:
Anita at Elite Creations 256-603.-0324
16 Main Gallery 256-325-4253
Michele at Artistic Finishes 256-508-7518

Friday, August 6, 2010

Raku Pottery Workshop
August 21, 2010

Raku is a dramatic ceramic firing process involving big flames, glowing pots, and lots of smoke. The results are stunning metallics, brilliant colors, and intricate crackles, making every raku piece unique.

In this workshop with local potter Ned Corron, you will glaze and fire three raku pots that are yours to keep. After applying glazes to three bisque pots, which are provided, you will actively participate in a raku firing process. At the end of the workshop, you will take home your finished raku pottery.

includes three raku pots
All materials provided
No pottery skill required

Click here
or call

to request more info!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Had a Great Night

16 Main was exploding with talent at the Feed Your Palette Paint night with the Madison Council Wives and instructor, Michele Lee. This group of women did a great job! They raised a total of $285.00 in art scholarship money for some lucky winner. A drawing will be held at the Madison Street festival in October for the winner of the free art classes!!!
Here are a few pictures from our evening.
Thank you to Ann, for stepping into the evening on such short notice!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The winner for the Thursday night Paint Night with the council wives is......
Congratulations Marcia!
We look forward to seeing you for a fun night of painting with the girls!!!

Friday July 16th

White Light Meditation
Friday July 16th
Cost: $20.00
Instructor: Sherry Rainbolt
16 Main Street Madison, AL 35758

Protection and Basic Meditation Course
If you are interested in taking the prerequisite course, please call 16 Main to schedule
(cost $40.00)

White Light Meditation is a form of healing meditation. During this course, students will learn about the healing powers of white light and its effect on the mind, body and soul. The course is geared to helping attain a more peaceful and purposeful life. Students will then be guided through a white light meditation.

Registration in limited for this course.

Please call 16 Main @ 256-325-4253

Paint Night Drawing!

45 Minutes until the Paint Night drawing for some lucky winner!
If you don't have a ticket, get on down to 16 Main before noon!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Night at 16 Main- Meditation

Intro to Meditation

Instructor-Sherry Rainbolt

Level 1 - Beginners Class (2hr)

Limit 10

Cost - $35.

Time: 6:30-8:30

(Dress comfortably. Chairs will be provided.

If you have your favorite floor pillow , you may bring it with you)

In this class, Sherry will teach the basic techniques of meditation and explain the benefits of calming your mind and relaxing your body. You will then be guided through a 20 min meditation.

Sherry's belief is that praying is talking to God and meditation is listening to him.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Nights at 16 Main!

Thursday nights at 16 Main are always fun! There is also a concert at the Gazebo across the street at 6pm. So, come on out, bring your family and friends, get your lawn chair set up and then come see what NEW ART we have created this week at the studio , before the concert.

The artists love having you drop in. And what better way to spend your Thursday evening in Madison, than with art and music!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Basic Drawing Classes

Basic Drawing

Mike Birdsong will be teaching beginning drawing techniques
for the budding artist.
This class will focus on establishing form by learning to view shapes and dimensions with an artistic eye!

All supplies are included
Cost is: $35.00 per 2 hr class
$65.oo per two 2 hr classes
Call or come by 16 Main to schedule your class today!
16 Main Street, Madison, Al. 35758

Our New Website is Here!

Introducing the new
16 Main Website!

Like most everything else we do, it's a work in progress. Please pardon our plaster, paint and pixels while we figure everything out!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Raffle for Feed Your Palette Paint Night!

"Feed Your Palette Paint Night"
Council Wives
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
16 Main Street, Madison AL, 35758
25Come and enjoy an evening with the Madison City Council Wives.
16 Main will be raffling off 1 seat for this special event!
Tickets can be purchased for $5 @ 16 Main, M-Sa 10am-7pm
The drawing will be held on July 6th @5pm
(All proceeds from the raffle will support art lessons for selected Madison children.
The children will be selected through a drawing at the October 2010 Madison Street festival.)

Instructor Michele Lee has created an evening full of fun for this event. Participants will enjoy creating a "surprise" painting to take home, hor d'oeuvres from the Main Street Cafe and lots of fun interacting with the Madison City Council Wives, including Mayor's wife, Julie Finley.
This will be the first in a series of events scheduled by the Madison Council Wives to bring awareness to the Madison Community and it's amazing opportunities!
So lets hear it Madison!
Come on out and let's do a little giving back to our community!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Cleanse Yourself and your Home of Negativity
July 2, 2010
16 Main
16 Main St.,Madison, AL 35758

In this workshop, Sherry and Ricky will teach the basic spiritual principles for cleansing yourself of negativity. Learn to live a life free from negative thinking and influence. Learn to free your home from past negativity and create a haven for positive living

Instructors: Sherry Rainbolt and Ricky Sauls
Level 1 -Beginners (2hr)
Limit 10
Cost $35
(Class space is limited. Please register before July 2nd)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Raku Class Registration now open!

16 Main
Raku Pottery Workshop
Saturday July 10, 2010
16 Main St, Madison, AL 35758

Experience Raku, even if you are not a potter!
Raku is a dramatic ceramic firing process which involves large flames, glowing pots and LOTS of smoke. The results are stunning metallics, brilliant colors and intricate crackles, making ever raku piece unique.

In this workshop, with local potter Ned Corron, you will glaze and fire three raku pots that are yours to keep. After applying glazes to three bisque pots, which are provided, you will actively participate in a raku firing process. At the end of this workshop, students will then take home their three very unique raku pots.
Limit 8
No pottery skills required
Cost: $60.
(All materials provided)
(Please feel free to bring your own beverage or comfy chair)
-Class will be given on the west lawn of 16 Main-
There is limited space available for this workshop!
Please register BEFORE July 10th
@ 16 Main

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Register now!

Register now for our upcoming class with
Dianne Hart of Art By Hart.
She will be teaching this beautiful still life painting starting on June 24, 2010.
There is limited space available for this course,
so please register as soon as possible by calling
16 Main @ 256-325-4253

Let's Start at the Beginning!
A course for Beginners in Art - Still Life
Mixing Primary Colors and Exploring Form in Acrylic
3 Week course will be given on Thursdays
Offered twice each day: 10:30a-1:00p or 6:30p - 9:00p
Register for the time that best suits your schedule.
June. 24, Jul. 1, & Jul. 8
Cost: $85.00
All Supplies included
Painting Size 8x10
Private classes can be scheduled for an additional fee