The 9th Annual Throwdown is fast approaching! Join us online via Facebook or Youtube to watch the premiere of the 90-minute art competition on Thursday, October 29th, at 7:30 p.m. This year the competition comes to you in the form of a reality show hosted by NBC15’s Darwin Singleton and a special guest host.    Five…

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If you are an artist or arts organization, stay tuned – we will be sharing helpful resources with you in the upcoming weeks so that you can effectively report and, hopefully, receive any assistance needed during this difficult time. Below we have assembled a list emergency funding sources for artists, as well as other funding…

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#GivingTuesday is December 3, 2019, and Mobile Arts Council is #GivingMobileArt from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during a LIVE Stream-A-Thon on Facebook. The LIVE event will be hosted by Executive Director Lucy Gafford, Kalenski “Dj Dirty Dan” Adams, “The Voice of Mobile” Barry Silverman, and Mobile Arts Council Board President John Mims. The #GivingMobileArt…

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Come out to Mobile’s newest mural’s ribbon cutting, across from the Mobile Museum of Art, on September 5th at 5:30 PM. “Mobile’s Natural Beauty” was originally created as a feature of the 2019 Festival of Flowers. This giant floral mural, designed by Riley Brenes, was produced by at-risk youth under the instruction of Soynika Edwards-Bush.…

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Mobile Arts Council released the names of the 11 recipients of Arty awards for 2018. The honorees this year include: Art Educator – Hosea London Art Soldier – Sherrick Sandy Business – Mobile Public Library Cultural Innovation – Central Arts Collective Design – Mobile Fashion Week Literary Artist – Kevin Lee Organization – Mobile Chamber…

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Dates: September 1-30, 2017 Mobile Fashion Week Designer Tony Davis Graffiti has always been considered revolutionary, and throughout history any revolution at first was considered a crime. Graffiti has been used by groups and individuals who have felt oppressed or suppressed and needed an outlet to express themselves, so they write on the walls. Mobile Fashion…

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“Back to Traditions’’ Sponsored by Azalea City Quilters’ Guild Dates: August 20 – 21, 2021 Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: Abba Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile, AL 36695 Admission: $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for ages 5 and under. Over 250 quilts with dazzling designs and mastered techniques will be on display.  The Festival…

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The Mobile Arts Council will be hosting two exhibitions this April – “L’inizio” and “The Folk Art of Abe Partridge.” L’inizio: Works by Freddie Blache, Tres Johns, and Gage Nobles Freddie Blache was born and raised in Mobile Alabama. He began working with glass in the fall of 2013 at the University of South Alabama.…

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LoDa ArtWalk celebrates National Poetry Month and Kites Over Mobile on Friday, April 9th! This hybrid event will feature local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses – including gallery tours, musical performances, poetry reading, live glassblowing, kite crafting, and more! We will have a Virtual ArtWalk online from 5 to 8 p.m. on the LoDa ArtWalk…

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The Mobile Arts Council is now accepting entries for the 2021 District 1 Visual Arts Achievement Program and Young at Art! For the first time, this year’s program will take place virtually AND in person – teachers and students are not required to participate in person to be eligible to compete. Those eligible for District…

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The Mobile Arts Council recognizes that Black artists have been historically underrepresented in the Visual Arts field. During Black History Month this February, we extended an invitation for any Mobile-based Black artists 18+ (no MAC membership required) to be featured in MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 and/or in our Virtual Gallery online. Featured painting by Soynika…

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This month we will be featuring two exhibitions: Art For All and Nancy Goodman’s Quilts. These pieces will hang through the end of January in the Mobile Arts Council’s Gallery @ Room 1927. The gallery is open to the public Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mobile Arts Council, The Central…

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This year, the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest has gone virtual – and our competition took place this December via Zoom. We extend our gratitude to this year’s esteemed judges, including Roslyn Spencer, Jason McKenzie, Jennifer Jasgur, and Jessica Vickery! Unlike the typical program – featuring a day full of live student recitations –…

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The Artys is Mobile’s only arts award program that acknowledges the priceless contributions made through all realms of our arts and cultural community. For seventeen years, Mobile Arts Council has presented these awards to recognize the creative achievements of individuals, organizations, and businesses. Each year members of the community submit nominations, which are then narrowed…

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GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Help us by #GivingMobileArt for #GivingTuesday! Any contribution you make will make…

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