My hometown of Huntsville, Alabama is known as the Rocket City. It's famous for the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, and our area is filled with all kinds of rocket scientists and other brilliant people.
But, Huntsville is also home to a wonderfully eclectic arts scene...and the best place to find an abundance of artistic talent is at Lowe Mill.
Built in 1900, Lowe Mill was originally a cotton mill. Today, the facilities have transformed into a massive center for Arts and Entertainment. We enjoyed spending an afternoon at the Art Market which takes place every Saturday. We saw a blown glass demonstration and explored racks of vintage clothing and re-purposed jewelry. Hudson even discovered a treasure trove of sweet vintage toys, which he played with happily, before riding the old cargo lift elevator down to Happy Tummy, a super cute little sandwich shop. I had a spicy cheese sandwich, and Will opted for the "Squeal Like a Pig", which was chipotle pork, bacon, ham and baconnaise on bacon bread. Whoa. I don't think I've ever seen so much pork in one spot. Needless to say, Will loved it. Oink Oink.
The atmosphere at Lowe Mill is truly inspiring.
It's no wonder the art displayed there is nothing short of amazing.