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Southern Accents Architectural Antiques

Sloss Music & Arts Festival

The Southern Accents Team has been hard at work this week in preparation for our next BIG adventure! Garden & Gun Magazine contacted Mason & Dixon and SA and asked us to design/build an Artist Lounge and portrait studio for this weekend's Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. We are working to transform a large event tent into a very cool, yet functional, relaxing lounge for the artists. With each new project our goal is to turn our creativity up a notch. We did a little research and came up with something unique for this festival!

Southern Accents Architectural Antiques Shou-sugi-ban is a Japanese term that means "burnt cedar board." The term is commonly used to describe a centuries old Japanese technique of charring wood planks for use as siding. While this method of wood treatment was originally used to make the wood less susceptible to rotting and insects, today it is more often used for aesthetic purposes. We thought the charred wood would pair perfectly with our painted white, 10 foot tall salvaged Gothic windows, vintage fireplace mantels and decorative 10 foot tall copper mirror. The lounge, which will be equipped with charging stations, will have an "old southern church" feel to it. The interior of the tent will house our salvaged wood farm tables and two large bars reminiscent of the ones that once graced the old general stores.

In addition to the artist lounge, Southern Accents is constructing a faux studio for Garden & Gun, which will be used for artist photography sessions throughout the event. A Vanity Fair photographer will be on site to capture candid shots as well.

The two day festival at the historic Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama, features three music stages and includes an incredible lineup of over 30 bands and musical artists including The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and many more. Attendees can also enjoy Nick 'N Friends BBQ Experience, Iron Pouring, API Poster Show, Piggly Wiggly Craftly Beerly Tent, Regional Art and Food Vendors and more.

Make sure you are following our social media accounts for updates throughout the weekend. We'll be using #slossfest and #digmygig in our posts! Visit Sloss Music & Arts Festival online for ticket information!

July 17, 2015, Vol. 160

Tomato Festival

Another fun event this Saturday is the Alabama Tomato Festival at Stone Hollow Farmstead in Harpersville, Alabama. Take the family and enjoy an afternoon at the farm! Explore the farm and experience the huge variety of this favored fruit at the tomato tasting booth. Meet authors Chris Bennett and Morgan Murphy along with American tomato breeder Thomas Wagner. There will be face painting and tomato tattoos for the kids. Bottle feed the baby goats and visit with the other farm animals. Enjoy live entertainment, tour the farm, dairy and herb gardens, meet local chefs and enjoy their delicious tomato dishes and much more!

There will be a farm to table dinner that night with a portion of the proceeds being used to fund a non-profit organization benefiting the local farming community. (separate ticket purchase required.) Chef David Bancroft's menu will showcase the produce of local farmers. Live entertainment for the night provided by Red Mountain White Trash.

Visit Alabama Tomato Festival online for all the details and ticket information!

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Southern Accents Architectural Antiques
308 Second Ave SE
Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: 877 737-0554
Store Hours: Tues - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday by appointment only
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