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2019 Community Arts Grants Now Open

The Mobile Arts Council (MAC) has approved the allocation of four $1000 stipends towards Mobile-area arts organizations and/or individuals. This will be available to those involved with any arts medium: crafts, dance, design, fine art, media/photography, music, literature, or theater. The aim of the 2019 Community Arts Grants are to facilitate projects which achieve some…

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Art as revitalization in AL 200 mural project

Mobile, Ala. – A corner in downtown Mobile is more colorful, thanks to an AL200 project grant. “Faces of Alabama” is colorful mural featuring famous Alabamians who have positively impacted the state, painted by the talented students of Dunbar Magnet School. Dunbar was selected as a bicentennial school this year as part of the state’s bicentennial…

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Market in the Park is Back!

Each year, the Mobile Arts Council and the City of Mobile Special Events Department work together to produce Market in the Park. Each week, the market features live musical performances, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans, and locally grown produce, seafood, cheese and eggs, honeys, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta, and more.…

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May Exhibitions: Cat Pope, Nancy Milford, & Sarah Rutledge Fischer

Dates: May 3rd – 30th, 2019 This May at MAC, see a collection of colorful narrative paintings from Cat Pope, a series of striking portraits by Sarah Rutledge Fischer, and an exhibit of Gulf Coast nature in oils and acrylics by Nancy Milford. Mobile painter Cat Pope uses her brush to tell a story on every…

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April Exhibitions: CameraSouth, Kathleen Kirk Stoves, and Jerry Fair

Dates: April 3rd – 29th, 2019 This April, see the artistic side of wood-burning by Kathleen Kirk Stoves, find your favorite local hangout among Jerry Fair’s watercolors, and see through the lens of the photographers of Camera South. MAC’s exhibitions will hang from April 3rd – 29th, with a special reception from 5 to 9…

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Mobile Arts Council unveils newest “Arty”

Mobile Arts Council has unveiled the newest design, and artist behind it, for their annual Arty award. Mixed media artist Chris Cumbie was commissioned to create the newest addition to the Arty lineup. The design features three welded metal arrows bundled together and pointing upward on a metal-wrapped wooden base. Cumbie chose three arrows for…

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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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March Exhibitions: R. Warren Goler, Ian Glass, and Central ArtSanctuary

Dates: March 1st – 28th, 2019 This March, the Mobile Arts Council will feature works from the Central Arts Collective, Ian Glass, and R. Warren Goler. The Central Arts Collective (also known as the Central ArtSanctuary), is an exhibition and performance space in midtown Mobile that currently hosts 15 artists-in-residence. Of these artists, our exhibition showcases…

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Mobile Student Advances to National Poetry Out Loud Competition

We’re thrilled to announce that Garrett Whalen, from Baker High School, won 1st place at the Alabama State Finals of Poetry Out Loud! Garrett will receive a cash prize of $200, an additional $400 towards his school’s library, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Finals on behalf of Alabama. Keyshawn…

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