Foley, Alabama is a hidden gem filled with creative people, hometown beauty, and art at every corner. From historic architecture to art markets in the park, this town is a unique getaway you will want to explore. Foley is home to many artists and art shops that will allow you to enjoy your creative side.
Arts at the Market is held the second Thursday of every month in Foley’s Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermans Market. With 30 artists setting up shop for the day, this event is a great way to browse hundreds of unique pieces. Enjoy food and live music while you shop.
Stop in the Foley Art Center, home to the former Foley Performing Arts Association, and walk through their gallery which houses artwork from local and regional creators. The gallery and gift shop are filled with creative pieces and sit right next door to the Foley Coffee Shop. Make sure to take a selfie next to the railroad mural painted on the side of the neighboring building. Other shops such as Forrest and Jenny’s Yard Art and Fran’s on 59 offer outdoor yard art and pottery that feature interesting and stunning pieces for your home.
Art of course comes in all different forms, not just pieces to buy. Foley is home to many historic buildings and has interesting architecture at every corner. The Hotel Magnolia is known for its Southern charm and elegance. Located in the heart of downtown Foley, this hotel dates to 1908 and has been fully restored and decorated with timeless antiques helping it stay true to its historical background. The downtown area is full of interesting structures that will have visitors wanting to take a picture at every corner. Foley is also home to beautiful walking trails that are lined with blooming azalea bushes, rose buds, and other seasonal foliage. Find art in the beauty of nature in this quant town. May is the perfect time to visit Foley and discover the wonders it has to offer.