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May 26 — 27

2018

We’re gearing up for our 13th Art on the Lake!

This Memorial Day Weekend on the beautiful banks of Children’s Harbor’s Lake Martin campus, 60+ artists and vendors from all over the southeast will come together to offer arts and handmade crafts to a crowd of more than 5,000 people.

This will be a pet friendly, and family friendly event with a Kid Zone, music, cocktail bar, the opportunity to enjoy a VIP experience, and MORE!

Thanks to our sponsors!

This event is FREE and open to the public.
May 26th, open 9:00AM – 5:00pm
May 27th, open 9:00AM – 2:00pm

About Children's Harbor

Children’s Harbor’s mission is to serve seriously ill children and their families through unique, no-cost services at both the Family Center located at the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham, AL, and at the Lake Martin retreat facility in Alexander City, Alabama. Children’s Harbor has been in service since 1989.

Serving Seriously Ill Children and Their Families

In 1987, Ben and Luanne Russell began dreaming of building a place for children and families on Lake Martin on property provided by Russell Lands. The dream became a reality in 1989 with the dedication ceremonies for Children's Harbor, a facility with the primary purpose of hosting camping and retreat services through partnering organizations, providing patients and families a place of rest and restoration.

Children’s Harbor’s mission is to serve seriously ill children and their families through unique, no-cost services at both the Family Center located at the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham, AL, and at the Lake Martin retreat facility in Alexander City, Alabama.  Children’s Harbor has been in service since 1989.

The Family Center provides patients and their families a place of respite, comfort, and fun. Mental health services are provided to patients and their families through licensed, illness-specific counselors at no cost to the families and without limitations. Other services offered include educational support, scheduled interactive activities, an exercise room, hair salon, nap rooms, library, laundry facilities, and play areas.

The retreat facility at Lake Martin boasts 66 acres with extensive water frontage, zero-entry swimming pools, handicap accessible tree house, miniature golf, basketball and volleyball courts, canoeing, activity rooms and more for families and children to reconnect and meet other families with similar diagnoses. These illness populations include children with cancer, organ transplants, autism, serious burns, the visual impaired, spinal cord injuries, among others. The facilities are donated at no cost to organizations who apply annually through a grant process with Children’s Harbor.

A replica of the Plymouth Lighthouse is a prominent icon of Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin and is visible from the Kowaliga Bridge. The lighthouse symbolizes our goal of helping children and families find their way through the treacherous waters in which they sometimes find themselves.

How to Get Here

Traveling to Children’s Harbor at Lake Martin takes about 1 hour from Montgomery and 1.5 hours from Birmingham. Use Google Maps or Apple Maps for detailed directions.