The Throwdown

Throwdown 6: Retribution went down on September 15, 2017, from 6-9 PM at the Temple in downtown Mobile. This one-of-a-kind silent auction/ loud party featured a competition like none other seen in Mobile. Inspired by concepts from some of TV's most-loved competition shows, Mobile Arts Council drafted five artists to compete in a battle of creativity (think Chopped and Iron Chef).

This year's challengers came back from the previous 5 years for a chance at redemption! Our Throwdown 6: Retribution competitors were Devlin Wilson (Throwdown 5), Rando Dixon (Throwdown 4), Ameri'ca Tickle (Throwdown 3), Amanda Youngblood (Throwdown 2), and Nancy Raia (Throwdown 1).They were be given a box containing pre-selected unknown items, a shared supply closet, and 90 minutes to create new works of art. These masterpieces were sold in a live auction at the end of the evening, emceed by Darwin Singleton. This year's highest bid went for Devlin Wilson's beautiful painting of Middle Bay Lighthouse! Devlin will compete next year to defend his title as Throwdown Champion.

The silent auction consisted of items donated by area artists and organizations, ranging from paintings, photographs, ceramics and sculptures to tickets for performances and weekend get-a-ways. While watching the competition and bidding, party goers enjoyed dancing to music by DJ Ron Anthony as well as food from Heroes/Royal Scam, plenty of beer courtesy of Gulf Coast Distributing, wine and, of course, MAC's signature cocktail: "The Red Rooster". Photos were taken by Vincent's Photography and can be viewed on our facebook album.

The Throwdown is the Mobile Arts Council's largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds go towards our mission to support, strengthen and sustain the local arts and cultural community. If you are interested in becoming a future sponsor, see our Sponsorship Information!