Display your local event posters/flyers: Candlewood Suites
Candlewood Suites has room to display posters and flyers for local happenings in their lobby. Call 251-690-7818 or email Hillary@candlewood-mobile.com for additional questions. Candlewood Suites on 121 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602.
Studio/office spaces for rent at Central Presbyterian Church
Rev. Chris Bullock at Central Presbyterian Church is exploring the possibility of renting rooms in the Church's buildings to artists and arts nonprofits. The Church would be able to offer Internet/wifi, copying/printing/faxing, and air conditioned/heated spaces of varying sizes for a reasonable cost. If you're interested, email Rev. Bullock.
The Artists Registry
The word out to ALL ARTISTS in the Gulf Coast region is that your names and your work can now be seen in an all-inclusive data-base. Sponsored and supported by Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Arts Council and the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, the Artists Registry will be an outstanding resource for promoting the arts in Mobile and all communities along the Gulf Coast and beyond. The Artists Registry is designed to showcase local artists along the Southern coast in every area of the arts: music, visual art, dance, theater, needlework….all creative endeavors! The art community recognizes the importance of preserving for posterity the work of local artists and artisans who so essentially reflect the nuances of our time and culture. In addition, inclusion in the Artists Registry would provide a unique resource for possible exhibitions, programs and events to promote the many types of art that are being produced in our area. Please join by filling out the registration form!
T.A.P. (Teaching Artists Project)
Local artists are encouraged to sign up as part of a network (an artist database) that will be shared between the Museum, the Mobile Arts Council, and the Alabama Contemporary Art Center. The goal is to make it easier to provide eager artists with jobs - including teaching, public art creation, professional workshops, and more. Find out what you need to sign up through the TAP checklist. If you want to sign up, click here.
Call for Artists: Biennial College Art Competition - "5"
"5" is a juried exhibition of work by students at the area's five colleges and universities, sponsored every other year by Mobile Arts Council (MAC). The 2018 exhibition will be displayed in the MAC galleries (318 Dauphin St.) from Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 27, with a reception during the LoDa ArtWalk on Friday, April 13. It is open to any student – not only students studying art - enrolled during any part of the 2017 -2018 academic year at Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, or the University of South Alabama. Click here for additional information!
Call for Photographers: Festival of Flowers - 2018 Photo Contest
View the flyer and entry form for the Festival of Flowers 2018 Photo Contest and the entry form for their 2018 Youth Photo Contest! Deadlines are February 22nd. Cash prizes available.
Sholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Scholastic Awards partners with organizations to offer students Sponsored Awards: special opportunities to receive additional scholarships for works in a variety of categories or dealing with particular themes. The 2018 awards and deadlines vary by region. The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Visit our online galleries to see examples of works from past National Medalists. Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools abroad enrolled in grades 7–12 are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards. Visit the website to enter today!
Call for Artists: Opetera Creative
Optera Creative coordinates exhibitions each month, emphasizing family-friendly work by professional and amateur artists who live (or have lived) in the Mobile Bay area. The spacious lobby features exhibitions each month, with room for large bodies of work in any media. The artist is expected to attend the reception (and publicize the event to family and friends), which will last from 6 until 9 PM on the second Friday of each month during the LoDa ArtWalk. If you (or you and another artist/ other artists) would like to show your work, email a proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org, accompanied by jpgs of several images from the exhibition or similar to the work in the proposed exhibition. Optera is currently looking for artists for 2018 and beyond.
Call for Artists: 251 Rocks and MobRox
Paint rocks and hide them for others to find! Join the facebook page and instagram group today. Paint rocks and hide them in places around Mobile and Baldwin counties so that others will find them. You can post hints of where to find your rocks or post pictures of you and the rocks you find. It's a fun, easy, and cheap way to add some smiles and share artistic abilities.
Job and Volunteer Opportunities: Arts & Crafts at Boys & Girls Clubs
The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama are looking for a part time art instructor. This individual would instruct, supervise and assist youth ages 6 to 18 years old with arts & crafts; plan and implement arts & crafts ideas as needed; order and monitor art & craft supplies; instruct youth about and is actively engaged with the youth’s participation in activities/low organized games, and more. View the job description for additional information. They are also looking for volunteers with drama, dance, digital photography or claymation experience.
Call for Artists: ArtWalk at O'Daly's
O'Daly's would like to welcome all artists to set up at Dauphin St. Blues Company in a market style format. They can set up inside or on the sidewalk directly in front of O'Daly's. They will have live music and beer tastings. Artists would need to bring 100% of their own set up (table and chair) and if they need power they would need their own extension cords. The artists would keep 100% of all sales and commissions. The space would be first come, first serve in terms of where to set up. If you want more information, email email@example.com!
Call for Artists: Lunch at The Shoppes
The Shoppes at Bel Air is putting on a new event called Lunch at The Shoppes - think Art Walk meets lunchtime shopping event. It will happen quarterly on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 AM – 2 PM. They are looking for local artists to setup up their work in the mall for free! Artists cannot sell their artwork on site in the mall, but they can network, pass out cards, arrange to take orders, etc. Artwork must be family-friendly. Bringing your own setup is preferred, but some tables and chairs may be available. Interested artists need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate!
Call for Arts & Craft Vendors: Merry Market - The Merry Widow
Grab your friends for cocktails and shopping for the Merry Market, a monthly event hosted by the Merry Widow during ArtWalk (2nd Friday) of eah month. Local vendors set up to sell arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, desserts, bath products and more! Plus a custom cocktail menu crafted each month especially for this event, and available for one night only! Interested vendors: feel free to email email@example.com for additional information. However what you mainly need to know is: there is no fee to set up (it’s free!); set up is at 5:00 PM; please try to break down no earlier than 10:00 PM; and please bring your own change.
Call for Member Artists: Port City Craftsmen
The Port City Craftsmen are a group of crafters that meet once a month at the West Regional Library in Mobile and looking for new members. Established in November since 1972, the group promotes Arts & Crafts in the Mobile area and puts on a big Arts and Crafts Show every year. Visit portcitycraftsmen.com or facebook page for additional information. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ingrid Murdock at 251-649-5705 if interested.
Call for Members & Studio Space: Gallery 450
Coworking and artist space available at 450 Dauphin Street in the heart of downtown Mobile. Artists memberships start at $25 and coworking spaces at $175. If interested, contact via facebook, calling 251-202-7121 or emailing email@example.com.
Call for Artists: CATS
CATS: Creative Artistic Treasures Studio. A new gallery opening in April 2016 across from Spring Hill College. Need art in all media, with cats (meow) as the subject matter. Call Sherry Polansky at 251-308-2552 for an appointment.
Call for Artists: The Battle House
The Battle House is seeking artists for LoDa ArtWalk nights. If interested, please send your response and sample of art to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Members: Spanish Fort Artist Guild
Free group open to working artists in the Spanish Fort area. Open studio time, workshops, and meetings scheduled every week on Tuesday from 1 to 3 in the City Hall classroom. Call Claudine Andress at 251-626-6264 for details.
Call for Members: AIGA Gulf Coast
Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains "the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as 'AIGA, the professional association for design.'" Area designers are recruiting members to begin a Gulf Coast chapter. If you are interested in joining, visit the group's Facebook page.
Call for Artists: Dauphin Island Gallery
Applications are being accepted for fine artists and handcrafters in Mobile and South Mobile County to show and sell their work in the Gallery's new location (918 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island). Spaces (3' x 10') cost $50 a month plus 15% of sales. A limited number of spaces are available at $25 per month plus 15% of sales if the artist works at the Gallery at least one day a month. Contact Kathryn Carver, President of the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council: 251-490-0294 or email@example.com.
Call for Artists: Eastern Shore Art Center
The Eastern Shore Art Center offers many opportunities to both members and non-members. Members can take part in annual juried and open exhibitions, a bi-monthly sales gallery, the Art and About Program, open studios, and the gift shop and receive discounts on classes and workshops. ESAC puts on two annual outdoor art festivals, features five galleries with shows that rotate monthly, and presents gallery talks, forums and more that are open to the public. To download an exhibit proposal, visit ESAC online. For more details, email Adrienne Falls.
Call for Artists and Artisans: MAC Arts & Crafts Markets
Mobile Arts Council offers a variety of opportunities for artists and craft-makers to sell their handcrafted goods throughout the year. We are currently at capacity for this year's events and will not be opening applications for next year's Spring markets until early 2018. Please review Mobile Arts Councils Arts and Crafts Market Guidelines if you are interested in applying.
Call for Artists: Mobile Art Association
The Mobile Art Association is the ideal organization for amateur and professional artists. With over 100 members, MAA provides numerous opportunities to network with and learn from fellow artists. Meetings are on the third Sunday of each month, from September through May, and are held at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL. The meeting includes a program to provide instruction, critique, and/or “hands on” opportunities to help artists further develop their knowledge and skills. MAA provides a variety of venues and opportunities for members to show their work, including: Spring Member Exhibition, Fall Juried Exhibition, Bi-Annual Juried Exhibit as part of the Shared Expressions Exhibit at the Mobile Museum of Art, and opportunities to show work at local businesses. Visit MAA's website for details and applications.
Call for Artists: Mobile Arts Council
Mobile Arts Council coordinates monthly exhibitions in its offices at 318 Dauphin St., emphasizing work by professional and amateur artists who live (or have lived) in the Mobile Bay area. Shows focus on work by students, emerging artists, artists not represented in a gallery, or established artists moving in a new direction (e.g. a new medium, new subject, new style). The offices feature three exhibition spaces: the Skinny Gallery and two meeting/conference rooms (the Large Room and the Small Room). Exhibitions are usually displayed from the first Monday of the month through the last Friday. The public is invited to meet the artists from 6 until 9 PM on the second Friday of each month during the LoDa ArtWalk. The offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM and usually on Saturday mornings when the Market on Cathedral Square is active. For details on submitting a proposal (or on any other aspects of an exhibition), contact Lucy Gafford.
Auditions: A Comedy of Tenors - Chickasaw Civic Theatre
January 15th and 16th at the Chickasaw Civic Theatre at 6:30 PM. For more information, visit their Audition Page.
Auditions: Mary Poppins, Jr. (grades 3 and up; grades K - 2 with a class)
Auditions will take place February 5 and 7 at 7:00 PM. Rehearsals Monday 5 - 7 PM and Thursday 3:30 - 6 PM. Tech Week (Mandatory) April 7 - 11. This show will be performed at Joe Jefferson Playhouse. The shows will be April 12 and 13 at 8:45 AM, 10:30 AM, and 12:45 PM; April 13 and 14 at 7 PM; and April 14 and 15 at 2 PM. Find out more online on Sunny Side's Audition Page.
Improv Training: Bay Cities Improv Company
No Worries Wednesdays are intended to give actors an opportunity to expand and stretch their skills in a low-risk, no-stress, collaborative situation. For others, it is an opportunity to enhance their personal lives with exposure to stage training. At the end of a session, however, all will have improved their ability to imagine themselves in new situations and respond appropriately. $5 per person. View their page for additional information.
Workshop: Sketch Comedy Writing with Kevin McDonald
For those that are serious about comedy and writing, Kevin McDonald will be leading this day-long workshop and introduce the Kids in the Hall method of sketch comedy writing through improvisation. You'll learn the basics of sketch comedy and comedy writing. We follow that by playing warm-up games that lead you into thinking naturally about writing and performing at the same time. The class will split into groups to improvise a scene that will be developed into a comedy sketch. Following the workshop, students will be invited back to perform their material in front of an audience with Kevin McDonald! See the event page for more details.
Adult ballet, yoga, and more! Classes are offered that range for every fitness level. View their class schedule here!
The Dance Academy of Mobile
The Dance Academy of Mobile was created in response to an incredible number of requests from parents and students for a new way to experience dance. Our goal is to inspire dancers, young and old, in a caring yet challenging atmosphere. Classes are offered for children and adults in a variety of dance styles: ballet, broadway jazz, contemporary, tap, hula, hip hop, and tahitian dance. View their online schedule for classes and times!
Mobile Literary Festival: Local Author Showcase
To be considered for participation in the 2018 Mobile Literary Festival Local Author Showcase, please complete this form and return it, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2018. Participation in the Local Author Showcase is free. Authors will be selected by the 2018 Mobile Literary Festival Planning Committee. Participating authors will be notified no later than February 1, 2018.
Mobile Literary Festival: Young Authors Anthology and 2018 Teen Magazine
Students are invited to participate in the 2018 Mobile Young Author's Program and to submit to the Young Authors Anthology (grades 2-5) and the Both Sides of the Bay Teen Literary Magazine (grades 6 - 12). These are great opportunities for students to showcase their work. Email email@example.com or call 391-5376 for additional information.
Sholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Scholastic Awards partners with organizations to offer students Sponsored Awards: special opportunities to receive additional scholarships for works in a variety of categories or dealing with particular themes. The 2018 awards will open on September 13, 2017, and deadlines vary by region. The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Visit our online galleries to see examples of works from past National Medalists. Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools abroad enrolled in grades 7–12 are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards. Visit the website to enter today!
Mobile Writers Guild
The Mobile Writers Guild is an organization of professional and aspiring writers. Anyone is welcome to join their monthly meetings at 6 p.m. every first Thursday of the month (September through May) at the West Regional Library on Grelot Road.
Free Teacher Workshop: Just Do It - Interactive Art in the Classroom
Just Do It! Alabama State Council on the Arts Winter Workshop at Mobile Museum of Art in conjunction with Visual Arts Achievement. Earn 6 Professional Development credit hours. This workshop is free and open to all art teachers. February 3 from 9 AM – 3 PM. This workshop is based on the interactive exhibition, do it, which involves dozens of Mobile artists who create interactive artistic experiences in the galleries for visitors. These experiences require creativity and critical thinking skills on the part of the audience and will present an ideal field trip opportunity for K-12 classes. Sign up online today!
Free Teacher Workshop: Art and History in Alabama: Every Picture Tells a Story
Presented by Mobile Museum of Art Museum School and the South Alabama Research and Inservice Center. Earn 6 Professional Development credit hours. March 10 from 9 AM - 3 PM. Painting, printmaking, gallery talks, and more. Find out more and sign up through MMofA's website here!
Visual Arts Achievement Program
Each year, MAC coordinates Region 1 of the Visual Arts Achievement Program in partnership with ASCA. Seven student entries are allowed per middle or high school teacher – but only one entry per student. It is recommended that teachers only submit one entry per category: Painting, Printmaking, 3/D Crafts, Computer Images, Drawing, Mixed Media, and Photography. See important dates and information here!
Fashion Illustration, Beginners Drawing Classes, and More: Marnée's Studio
Join Marnée's Studio for a number of classes throughout the month of September. Fashion Illustration is an introductory course (ages 12 and up) that will focus on drawing and watercolor skills needed to render both male and female fashion figures, textiles, and apparel/ accessories. Emphasis will be given to proportion, composition, and basic anatomy. Supplies are included. Beginners Drawing is open to adult students of all levels. Have fun learning basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone, and composition as applied to still life, interiors, and portraiture. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal and ink wash. BYOB and food for all classes. Visit the Marnée's Studio website for details!
T.A.P. (Teaching Artists Project)
Local artists are encouraged to sign up as part of a network (an artist database) that will be shared between the Museum, the Mobile Arts Council, and the Alabama Contemporary Art Center. The goal is to make it easier to provide eager artists with jobs - including teaching, public art creation, professional workshops, and more. Find out what you need to sign up through the TAP checklist. If you want to sign up, click here!
Eastern Shore Camera Club
Provides members, from beginners to professionals, with educational and skill building opportunities in the art of photography; admission is free and open to anyone interested. Second Thursdays, 6:30 PM. Faulkner State Community College, Centennial Building, School Street and Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope. Call 251-401-0008 for details.
First and third Tuesday, 10 AM – 1 PM. Hosted by the Shibui Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America. Sessions take place at the Asian Culture House, 4850 Ziegler Boulevard. $2. Eventual membership requested/ $10 annually. Contact Carol Wiggins for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ikebana International of Mobile, Chapter 164. Newcomers welcome. First Fridays at 10 AM. The workshop takes place at the Asian Culture House, 4850 Zeigler Boulevard. Admission is free!
Azalea City Center for the Arts
Classes for young people, including special needs children, in a variety of disciplines - dance, music, theatre and visual arts.
City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department
Classes in various arts and crafts for adults and children at a number of venues; see in particular The Art Instructional Center at Lavretta Park. Complete schedule and information.
Mobile Museum of Art
For adults - workshops, ongoing classes, and off-site classes; for children and families - after-school classes, spring break art camp, and art for home-schooled children. Visit the Museum website and click on Learn.
University of South Alabama Center for Continuing Education
Classes in a variety of subject areas, including dance, photography, and nonprofit management (USA offers certification programs in the latter two areas). Complete schedule and information. Odyssey is USA's lifelong learning program, primarily for seniors.