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Donate Today to Make Art Accessible to All

It’s the end of another great year here at the Mobile Arts Council. Our staff of three have worked tirelessly throughout the year, and with the help of patrons like yourself, we have been able to accomplish amazing feats. Most notably, Charting New Directions, our youth education program, has grown tremendously. Have you spotted the…

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December Exhibitions: Botanical Art, Ben Shamback, and Herb Willey

Dates: December 4th – 21st, 2018 This December at MAC, see an assortment of flora recreated by Mobile’s botanical artists; take a trip down the Gulf Coast with watercolorist Herb Willey; and enjoy a collecton of landscapes in oils by Ben Shamback. The Mobile Botanical Gardens is a unique treasure, home to one of the last remaining stands…

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Holiday Market & Christmas Kids Day

Join us on December 8th for the annual Holiday Market and Christmas Kids Day! Come to Mobile Civic Center for locally made arts and crafts, tasty treats, Holiday music, pictures with Santa, performances, and much more! The Holiday Market in the Park will last from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Finish your holiday shopping with one or…

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Panama City Beach Artist Finds Relief in Mobile

You may have noticed a new face at LoDa ArtWalk and at Market in the Park over the weekend. Artist Lynn Goble had her array of leather and pearl handmade jewelry set up at both events and was grateful for the opportunity. “I’m glad to be able to sell my items and stay busy. There’s…

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“My Endless Dreams” Installation Unveiling

Date: October 12th, 2018 “My Endless Dreams” is a street-art project based on Sahar K Alford‘s personal experience of growing up as a member of a minority religious group in Iran. Because of her religion, she was denied the right to pursue a higher education. This project is part of #EducationIsNotACrime and the “Changing the World, One Wall…

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Cultural Connection: A Collaboration with Strickland Youth Center

Over the summer, youth at the James T. Strickland Youth Center had an opportunity to express themselves creatively and make a positive impact on the community through “Cultural Connection.” This project is part of an ongoing collaboration between Strickland and the Mobile Arts Council to transform lives through the arts. “Cultural Connection” features murals and a documentary…

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Annual MAC Member’s Exhibition

Dates: August 3-30, 2018 This August, the Mobile Arts Council will feature works by our Artist Members! Featured works include quilts, photography, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, and more by over 50 MAC artists.   Participating artists include Ainsley McNeely, Alma Hoffmann, Barbara Rettig, Benita McNider, Bertice McPherson, Catherine Helmsing, Cheryl Nicholls, Elise McClellan, Frank…

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July Exhibitions at MAC

Dates: July 5-31, 2018 This July, MAC will feature prints depicting the seven deadly sins by Sarah Dittman in the Small Room; “Rise like the lotus from muddy waters” – a mixed media exhibition of sculptures, paintings, and prints by Shawn Berdux, in the Danielle Juzan Gallery; and artwork created by students of the Optimist Boys & Girls Club in the…

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MAC Member Workshop: Improvisational Theater with Eric Browne

Strengthen your confidence and public speaking skills during this improvisational acting workshop with theater professional Eric Browne! This workshop will take place at the Mobile Arts Council on July 26th between 8 AM – 10 AM. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Register online by July 19th to guarantee a spot. This workshop is…

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AL 200 for 200 Nominations Open

The Alabama bicentennial commission has officially endorsed a Mobile Arts Council project to be a part of the state’s bicentennial celebration. Alabama 200 for 200: Celebrating those who shaped Alabama will celebrate those individuals and groups who have played a role in shaping the state of Alabama. MAC will commission 200 portraits of Alabamians who…

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