Mobile's Monthly Celebration of the Arts!
Next Up at ArtWalk
LODA ArtWalk celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Halloween on Friday, October 13th from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Mobile! This event will highlight creatives within our community, including visual artists, musical performers, local restaurants, art galleries, small businesses, and more.
We will share the official lineup of participating venues and their activities on this page closer to the event date.
Come downtown to show your support of local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses at this fun, family-friendly event. We will post special content on the LoDa ArtWalk Facebook page throughout the 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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
LoDa ArtWalk celebrates Native American Heritage Month on Friday, November 10th!
Upcoming ArtWalk Dates:
October 13th, 2023
November 10th, 2023
December 8th, 2023
January 12th, 2024
March 8th, 2024
April 12th, 2024