Creative Crossings – Street Art Competition was a live art contest that took place along Dauphin Street during the TenSixtyFive music festival on September 30th. Six local artists - James Currie, conz8000, Rando Dixon, Soynika Edwards, Kathleen Kirk Stoves, and Kym Vanover Brown - were chosen to create masterpieces in the crosswalks (stretching between Washington Street and Cathedral Square) during the festival. The artists used temporary materials provided by the Mobile Arts Council and had from 1 PM to 6 PM to create their designs. Artist Soynika Edwards was declared this year's winner and was awarded a plaque and a check for $600 by Mayor Sandy Stimpson (pictured above).
The goal of “Creative Crossings” was to provide a live visual arts component to the TenSixtyFive festival, enhance the pedestrian experience, and add public art to downtown Mobile.