MAC Announces Throwdown Competitors

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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COVID-19 Artist Resources

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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#GivingMobileArt on #GivingTuesday

#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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Mobile Natural Beauty – Mural Ribbon Cutting

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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“And the winners are…” Artys winners announced

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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An Infamous Tag

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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LoDa ArtWalk celebrates the holiday season at the Incredible, Inflatable, Holiday Balloon LoDa ArtWalk on Friday, December 10th! This event will highlight creatives within our community, including visual artists, musical performers, and local restaurants. Visit Cathedral Square for a hand-crafted balloon-sculpted wonderland courtesy of City of Mobile Parks & Recreation. Come downtown to show your…

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“Gift a Glass” & Give to the Arts!

Gift a glass, sip and support the Arts at Downtown’s local breweries! The Mobile Arts Council’s 2021 holiday fundraiser costs $75 per participant. Each “Gift a Glass” purchase includes: –  a limited edition handblown pint glass by Muffinjaw Designs  –  a draft pint of your choice at each of Mobile’s local breweries: Braided River Brewing, Iron Hand Brewing, Old Majestic…

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2021 Fall Market in the Park

The City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department presents the Market in the Park in Cathedral Square! After a year-long hiatus, we are excited to be back for this seasonal event, cherished by residents and visitors of Downtown Mobile. The market features local artisans, farmers and so much more. Arts & Crafts vendors will be…

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Leveraging Social Media & PR for your Business – A MAC Member Workshop

Join Shellie Teague, Social Butterfly of Proxi Public Relations, to get tips on how to leverage social media & PR for your business. Learn how to craft the stories that will cultivate relationships for your brand as well as strategies and solutions for managing your social media. Shellie has been in the public relations field…

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October Exhibitions: “A Celebration of Hispanic Artists” & “Furnishing America – The Ages of Quality Craftsmanship”

This October, MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 will feature two exhibitions: “A Celebration of Hispanic Artists” and “Furnishing America – The Ages of Quality Craftsmanship.” Gallery Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays – Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. These exhibitions will hang through Friday, October 29th. In conjunction…

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View additional past LoDa ArtWalk albums here!

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August-September Exhibition: 2021 MAC Members’ Show

Each year the Mobile Arts Council hosts our Annual MAC Members’ Show. This year’s exhibition is sponsored by the Dempsey & Litchfield Fund and features 44+ artists in a variety of artistic mediums and styles representative of our area. Unlike our typical month-long exhibitions, this show will be featured in our gallery throughout the months…

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17th Annual Award Unveiled

THE ARTYS // About the Award & Artist Mobile Arts Council has unveiled the newest design, and artist behind it, for their annual Arty award. Mixed media artist Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough was commissioned to create the newest addition to the Arty lineup. The colorful design features painting and collage, and incorporates flora and fauna of…

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Throwdown Artists Wanted!

Now in its 10th year, The Throwdown is the Mobile Arts Council’s (MAC’s) largest annual fundraiser. The Throwdown consists of a live art competition between some of Mobile’s finest local artists, an all-inclusive silent auction, live music, and more. Each year, five artists are chosen to be our official Throwdown competitors (one being the previous year’s…

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