17th Annual Artys Nominations Open

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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#GivingMobileArt

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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Bienville Oaks: Artists Wanted for Fallen Trees

Apply online through the application to be eligible for a piece of wood from the fallen Bienville oaks. The information provided will be used to determine the artistic merit of those interested and help us determine how to divide the salvageable wood from Bienville Square. This application will close after Tuesday, December 1st, and we…

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Mobile Arts Council Announces 2021 Community Arts Grants for Local Arts Organizations

The Mobile Arts Council (MAC) has opened submissions for its 2021 community arts grants. MAC is granting three $1800 stipends towards Mobile area arts organizations. Funding will be available for organizations involved with any art mediums: crafts, dance, design, fine art, media/photography, music, literature, or theater. Projects may include classes, workshops, guest artists, performances, exhibits,…

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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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Poetry Out Loud 2020-21

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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Summer Camp Roundup: 2020

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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Exhibit in the 2020 MAC Members’ Show!

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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