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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Alabama high school students, grades 9th through 12th, are invited to participate in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. By performing poetry, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn more about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure. Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to…

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September ArtWalk is scheduled for Friday, September 11th. This month’s event will have virtual and in-person experiences throughout the day! We will have a Virtual ArtWalk onlin from 1 to 3 p.m. on the LoDa ArtWlk Facebook page for those who choose to stay at home. This will include local music performances, gallery tours, USA…

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The Throwdown, MAC’s biggest annual fundraiser, will be going hybrid this year with a part virtual, part live experience. The 2020 live auction and art competition will take place via video online in our first-ever reality show style competition! Five artists have been selected, representing a diverse range of mediums, styles, and personalities. We are…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mobile, Ala. – The Mobile Arts Council has been approved for a $50,000 award as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This grant will go toward salary and other facility expenses. Development Director Angela Montgomery comments, “We are honored to be the…

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Summer is here and school is out! Despite COVID-19, students can find creative and educational enrichment in the art and science camps listed below. Sign up with a Mobile Arts Council member organization today! Alabama Contemporary Art Center All virtual summer camps include 2 hours of instruction via Zoom at 10 a.m. *A parent or guardian…

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ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 28TH! Annually, the Mobile Arts Council (MAC) presents the Members’ Show, featuring all of our artist members together. Side by side, MAC members represent the collective style and level of talent within the visual arts community of Mobile. Our members also represent the spectrum of mediums. The 2020 Members’ Show…

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This May, the Gallery in Room 1927 reopens with the postponed Five Show exhibition. Artwork by students of the 2019 – 2020 academic year from Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama has been selected and judged, by renowned ceramicists, Charles…

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Radio Woodworks has donated a fine, handmade made walnut and maple cutting board shaped like the state of Alabama. The cutting board is the prize for one lucky person who subscribes to the Mobile Arts Council YouTube channel. Enter the raffle by liking the video featuring Radio Woodworks, leaving a comment on the video, AND…

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– The Mobile Arts Council Gallery in Room 1927 will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., showing the postponed college student exhibition, Five Competition. The gallery has been closed for eight weeks amid Governor Ivey’s Stay at Home Order. To keep patrons safe, Executive Director Lucy Gafford has imposed…

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