Mobile's Monthly Celebration of the Arts!

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Celebrating the arts in downtown Mobile! LoDa ArtWalk is a free monthly event that showcases our visual, performing, and culinary arts community. This event takes place on the second Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District. LoDa ArtWalk is made possible through a partnership between the Events Division of the Mobile Parks & Recreations Department, the Mobile Arts Council, and other downtown partners.

During ArtWalk, Dauphin Street is shut down for pedestrian foot traffic, and local art galleries, institutions, studios, and unique shops stay open extended hours for the public to explore. This family-friendly event is a staple of Mobile's arts community, bringing thousands Downtown to visit venues, eat at restaurants, and shop with the local outdoor vendors. A monthly infographic listing of ArtWalk participants can be located on the LoDa ArtWalk Facebook page and at the bottom of this page the week prior to each event.

Next Up at ArtWalk

LoDa ArtWalk celebrates International Lego Day on Friday, January 13th! This event will highlight creatives within our community, including visual artists, musical performers, and local restaurants. See the official schedule below and download the full resolution PDF here!

We will post special content on the LoDa ArtWalk Facebook page throughout the month for those who choose to stay at home. Follow the Facebook Event Page each month for updates from participating venues.

The in-person ArtWalk will take place downtown from 6 to 9 p.m. Select restaurants and retailers will have sidewalk sales and expanded outdoor seating available, and galleries will be open for extended hours. We encourage masks for those not vaccinated, social distancing, and frequent sanitation to all participants in this event.

We encourage all attendees to consider purchasing artwork from a local creative or donating to an arts organization that they would typically support at this time. Let’s stay #MobileStrong and #SupportTheArts

Our ArtWalk Vendors

Support a local artist! Click the link on each image to see more examples of works from our LoDa ArtWalk vendors, as well as select MAC Artist Members.

Participating Venues

To qualify as a participating venue for LoDa ArtWalk, you must be within a safely walkable distance of Downtown's LoDa (Lower Dauphin) Arts District. To participate and be included in the monthly infographic, venues must have their information submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the event. All participants must have arts-related events (music, dance, poetry readings, visual art, etc.) that are free to attend and open to the public.

Fill out the online form linked below to be included in the monthly ArtWalk infographic/map! If you have additional questions, email info@mobilearts.org.

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LoDa ArtWalk Artists

Each month, LoDa ArtWalk hosts dozens of artists who exhibit and sell their works. From jewelry to paintings and more, you’ll find a mix of unique, handmade items from both emerging and established artists. See this month's official vendors at the bottom of this page! If you are interested in participating, view our application and FAQ's through the link below.

LoDa ArtWalk Performers

There is now an official Performance Zone, located at the corner of Dauphin St. and Hamilton St., which will feature area performing arts groups of all kinds each month! Performances will be held hourly, beginning at 6 p.m. This will allow for three different performance groups to showcase their work each month at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. Application forms must be submitted three weeks in advance to be considered eligible for that ArtWalk, and slots are filled in at a first come, first served basis. All artists/groups are responsible for their own sound, lighting, and any other necessary equipment for their performance. Apply to be a featured performing arts group below!

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2nd Friday Street Closures

The streets on the perimeter of Bienville Square are closed through October 2022 for Roll Mobile starting at or just before 6 p.m., including Conception, Dauphin, St. Joseph, and St. Francis Streets surrounding Bienville park and ending at the nearest open intersection.

 

Dauphin Street is closed from traffic by 6 p.m. starting at Dearborn Street and ending before the intersection at Royal Street. Most intersections along this section of Dauphin Street still remain open for traffic to pass through. If passing through, please use caution as there are hundreds of pedestrians.

 

Dauphin Street between Hamilton and Jackson Streets is closed to traffic starting at 4 p.m. All cars parked within this area are blocking the LoDa Night Market spaces and will be towed if not moved by 4 p.m. Large signage is posted before each ArtWalk day stating this and is clearly visible from the two hour parking spaces.

 

Joachim Street between Dauphin and Conti is temporarily closed to traffic during each ArtWalk (6 to 9 p.m.) due to construction blocking off the sidewalks.

Upcoming ArtWalks

LoDa ArtWalk celebrates the International Lego Day on Friday, January 13th!

Upcoming ArtWalk Dates:

January 13th, 2023

February 10th, 2023

March 10th, 2023

April 14th, 2023

May 12th, 2023

June 9th, 2023

July 14th, 2023

 

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