Local Arts

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Artist Directory

The Mobile Arts Council Artist Directory is a publicly searchable listing of member artists who live and work in the Mobile area. Browse by artist name, discipline, and view current contact details.

Arts Calendar

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Artist Opportunities

The Mobile Arts Council is pleased to share all current opportunities for artists that have been submitted to us. This list is emailed to MAC members every other week of the month. Please contact the organization listed if you have any questions.

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ALL DISCIPLINES

Vendors Wanted: 1st Sunday Outdoor Market at 5 Rivers
The market at 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center will feature local, handmade arts & crafts, and locally grown farmer’s market items. There is no fee, but donations to the Friends of Five Rivers Fund are appreciated. A one time application and a photo or online view of your sale items is required. Attendees must RSVP for the market dates you plan to attend no later than one week prior. Apply online today!

Vendors Wanted: Alabama Community College Association Conference
The annual Alabama Community College Association Conference will be held November 18-20, 2018, at the Mobile Convention Center. The Vendor Expo will be Monday, November 19th with set-up on the 18th from 9 AM - Noon. There will also be foot-traffic in the Expo area on the 19th between noon and 4:00 PM. If you are interested in participating, view the event flyer here.

Donors & Sponsors Wanted: ArtSoup 2018
Loaves and Fish Community Ministries Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to serving the needs of the homeless in Mobile, Alabama, will host its annual ArtSoup fundraiser on November 16, 2018. All proceeds from tickets and sponsorships go directly to help the homeless. ArtSoup will be held from 6pm-9pm at Azalea Manor, 751 Dauphin Street. Tickets are $25.00 per person and include a fun night, with music, entertainment, soup, dessert, non-alcoholic drinks and art. The event will have a cash bar. Each ticket holder receives a hand-crafted ceramic or glass bowl created by local artists as a reminder that there are many homeless people who are empty, helpless and hungry. Businesses and individuals can sponsor or make donations. Benefits include tickets, media exposure and a tax-deductible receipt. Sponsorships range in price from $250-$5,000, and cash donations, as well as ticket purchases, can be made directly on the website. For more information on Art Soup, call T. Bruce MacKinnon at 251-379-0564

Studio Space: Alabama Hues - Art Share, Work Space & Gallery
Alabama Hues strives to foster imagination and creativity in their studio by helping students create beautiful art. Studio is available to book on day-by-day basis. Visit their website for additional information, or call Bill Appling at 251-973-8667 or email bill@alabamahues.org.

Art After Hours
Every other month, a different MAC organization will host all members of the community at a FREE networking event featuring refreshments, entertainment, and community-driven networking. We are currently booking Art After Hours for 2019. If you are interested in hosting an AAH event, email Lucy Gafford, MAC Programs Director. 

ASCA Fellowship Grants
Each year, the Alabama State Council on the Arts awards Artist Fellowships of $5,000 for artists working in crafts, dance, design, media/photography, music, literature, theatre and the visual arts. They also offer Fellowship In Arts Administration of $5,000 each year to an arts administrator to improve his/her skills and ability to serve the organization and the community. Visit their website for applications and additional details! 

Display your local event posters/flyers: Candlewood Suites
Candlewood Suites has room to display posters and flyers for local happenings in their lobby. Call 251-690-7818 or email Hillary@candlewood-mobile.com for additional questions. Candlewood Suites on 121 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602. 

Jingle All the Way Christmas Market at the Semmes Library
The City of Semmes will hold their Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, November 16th at the Semmes Library.  The music/lighting program will begin at 6:30pm.  This year, they are adding the Jingle All the Way Christmas Market to the festivities!  The Market will begin at noon, and offer gift items so you can finish up (or start!) your shopping. They are currently accepting applications for food and goods vendors.  Applications can be obtained from City Hall, by calling Denise at 544-6641, or emailing denisedailey@cityofsemmesal.gov. Application deadline is November 1st, 2018.

Studio/office spaces for rent at Central Presbyterian Church
Rev. Chris Bullock at Central Presbyterian Church is exploring the possibility of renting rooms in the Church's buildings to artists and arts nonprofits. The Church would be able to offer Internet/wifi, copying/printing/faxing, and air conditioned/heated spaces of varying sizes for a reasonable cost.  If you're interested, email Rev. Bullock. 

The Artists Registry
The word out to ALL ARTISTS in the Gulf Coast region is that your names and your work can now be seen in an all-inclusive data-base. Sponsored and supported by Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Arts Council and the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, the Artists Registry will be an outstanding resource for promoting the arts in Mobile and all communities along the Gulf Coast and beyond. The Artists Registry is designed to showcase local artists along the Southern coast in every area of the arts: music, visual art, dance, theater, needlework….all creative endeavors! The art community recognizes the importance of preserving for posterity the work of local artists and artisans who so essentially reflect the nuances of our time and culture. In addition, inclusion in the Artists Registry would provide a unique resource for possible exhibitions, programs and events to promote the many types of art that are being produced in our area. Please join by filling out the registration form! 

T.A.P. (Teaching Artists Project)
Local artists are encouraged to sign up as part of a network (an artist database) that will be shared between the Museum, the Mobile Arts Council, and the Alabama Contemporary Art Center. The goal is to make it easier to provide eager artists with jobs - including teaching, public art creation, professional workshops, and more. Find out what you need to sign up through the TAP checklist. If you want to sign up, click here. 

VISUAL ARTS

Call for Artists: Contemporary Venice 2018
ITSLIQUID GROUP, in collaboration with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS and Venice Events, is selecting all interesting photo, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next exhibition: CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2018. This ITSLIQUID International Art Show will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from December 05, 2018 to January 11, 2019 at Misericordia Archives and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings. The deadline to submit artworks is November 09, 2018. To take part in the selection, register through their website here!

Call for Artists: Colors of the Coast Art Competition
Artists, 18 years of age and older, may submit three (3) original photographs, drawings, or paintings in watercolor, oil, acrylic and/or mixed media, or 3-dimensional art (must have own pedestal available to display and must weigh less than 50lbs.) that relate in some manner to the Gulf Coast Region. All entries must have been completed in the past two (2) years. No computer generated or electronic art, nor artwork done in class or work-shop eligible! Thousands in prizes. Entries due November 3rd and 4th. See the show prospectus for full details.

Call for Artists: ArtFields 2019 Art Competition
ArtFields, a celebration of art from the Southeast, will award more than $140,000 in prize money during the ArtFields 2019 art competition and exhibition in Lake City, South Carolina. Accepted artists are invited to exhibit their work in one of the historic downtown Lake City venues for nine days from April 26 – May 4, 2019. Venues include everything from a former mercantile to an historic barbershop but also included professional art spaces such as Jones-Carter Gallery and TRAX Visual Art Center. Our nontraditional setting makes for an unforgettable experience. Most winners are selected by a jury panel of art professionals, but some of the prizes are determined by popular vote. Submit works online today - the deadline is November 5th, 2018!

Call for Artists: Stewart Heath Gallery Opening in Eastern Shore
Stewart Heath Gallery is opening early October at the Eastern Shore Shopping center (between Dillards and Belk in the outdoor mall). Artists wanted! If interested, contact gallery owner Stewart Heath at 404-822-3018 or email heathjordan@aol.com.

Open Call for Entries: Government Plaza Gallery - Winter 2018
The Mobile Museum of Art, in partnership with Mobile County Commission, is organizing it's second pop-up exhibition for Government Plaza. This opportunity is open to any artist in the Mobile area. Artists may submit up to 3 works of visual art, new media, photography, works on paper and small sculpture completed in the last 5 years detailed in JPEG or video format. View their website for full information and to apply today! The deadline to submit work is November 1st, 2018.

Call for Artists: ArtWalk at Christmas Jubilee
Mobile Arts Council has partnered with the Junior League of Mobile to have an ArtWalk area at this year's Christmas Jubilee, scheduled to take place November 14th-17th at the Mobile Convention Center. Space will be rented to Mobile Arts Council for a discounted price. One 4x8' wall or one 6x2' table is provided to display art to be sold. The site will be managed by Christmas Jubilee staff and 20% profit of work sold will go to Mobile Arts Council and Christmas Jubilee. See the flyer for full details. Please contact lgafford@mobilearts.org to reserve your spot.

Call for Artists: The Artists' Place at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
The Artists’ Place at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer serves as an arts ministry to the congregation and community. Their intent is to provide works of beauty and aesthetic power in areas of the church where people gather; to provide an outreach to the community by inviting them to display or view local art works; and to provide an opportunity for people in the community to become familiar with Redeemer and the Episcopal Church. View the exhibition information and agreement for more information!

Call for Artists: Eastern Shore Art Center's 47th Annual Outdoor Art Show 
The 47th Annual Outdoor Art Show presented by the Eastern Shore Art Center is Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th, 10am-5pm each day. Apply online now through November 1, 2018. For more information, call the Eastern Shore Art Center at 251-928-2228 or visit www.esartcenter.org.

Call for Artists: Salon West 54 Hundred - New Location with Gallery Space
Salon West 54 Hundred is set to open their new “downtown” salon in Midtown on September 1st and are in need of artists. They have 60’ of gallery track with lots of available wall space and an artistic vibe. Commission on sales is 20%. Contact Whitney Vittor at (251) 662-8370 for additional information, or message them on their facebook page.

Call for Artists: New Dauphin Island Gallery - Art Does It
Art Does It (ADI) is an Alabama non-profit with a Federal 501 (c)(3) charitable status, and a Board of Trustees–consisting of artists, business professionals, grant writers, and legal minds– formed in light of the recent need for a permanent artist exhibition space on Dauphin Island. ADI and the artists wish to call the former DI welcome center its home and to operate an artist co-op there. Visit their website to get involved with the gallery!

Call for Vendors: Thursday Markets at Alabama Hues
Beginning Thursday May 10th, local arts and crafts vendors will join us in a monthly sip and shop night. Come out and peruse their work, see vintage and antique vendors with special sales, door prizes, food trucks and more! Vendor fee is $20, bring your own setup. Email alabamahues@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

Call for Artists: Gallery Space at USA's Student Center
The University of South Alabama wants to exhibit your artwork! They have a newly renovated space upstairs in the Student Center featuring a hanging system over an exposed brick wall. Exhibitions can stay hung for at least 2 months, and the faculty will host a free reception for selected artists. If interested, contact Rachael Bolden, Associate Director of the Student Center, by email at rabolden@southalabama.edu or by phone at (251) 460-6196.

Call for Artists: The Lost Garden
The Mobile Arts Council is curating artwork for the Lost Garden (off Dauphin near the Downtown Mobile Alliance). If you are interested in painting a permanent art panel for the garden, volunteering with maintaining the garden, or in being the featured ArtWalk Artist of the Month in the upcoming months, email lgafford@mobilearts.org. View the information flyer for additional information.

Call for Animators: Mobile Animation Film Festival
Mobile Animation Film Festival will screen at the Mobile Museum of Art on October 6th. Each year it is MAFF's goal to present the best of student, national, and international animation to the community of Mobile, Alabama. The showcase is dedicated to presenting animations in a variety of mediums, genres, and styles. If you are interested in submitting work into the festival, visit MAFF's website!

Call for Artists: Optera Creative
Optera Creative coordinates exhibitions each month, emphasizing family-friendly work by professional and amateur artists who live (or have lived) in the Mobile Bay area. The spacious lobby features exhibitions each month, with room for large bodies of work in any media. The artist is expected to attend the reception (and publicize the event to family and friends), which will last from 6 until 9 PM on the second Friday of each month during the LoDa ArtWalk. If you (or you and another artist/ other artists) would like to show your work, email a proposal to nicole@opteracreative.com, accompanied by jpgs of several images from the exhibition or similar to the work in the proposed exhibition. Optera is currently looking for artists for 2018 and beyond. 

Call for Artists: 251 Rocks and MobRox
Paint rocks and hide them for others to find! Join the facebook page and instagram group today. Paint rocks and hide them in places around Mobile and Baldwin counties so that others will find them. You can post hints of where to find your rocks or post pictures of you and the rocks you find. It's a fun, easy, and cheap way to add some smiles and share artistic abilities. 

Call for Artists: ArtWalk at the Cheese Cottage
The Cheese Cottage would like to invite artists and artisans to set up on their patio during ArtWalk nights. Artists would need to bring 100% of their own set up (table and chair). The artists would keep 100% of all sales and commissions. Email sample photos to info@thecheesecottagellc.com if you are interested. Spots are limited!

Call for Artists: ArtWalk at O'Daly's
O'Daly's would like to welcome all artists to set up at Dauphin St. Blues Company in a market style format. They can set up inside or on the sidewalk directly in front of O'Daly's. They will have live music and beer tastings. Artists would need to bring 100% of their own set up (table and chair) and if they need power they would need their own extension cords. The artists would keep 100% of all sales and commissions. The space would be first come, first serve in terms of where to set up. If you want more information, email events@odalysirishpub.com! 

Call for Artists: Lunch at The Shoppes
The Shoppes at Bel Air is putting on a new event called Lunch at The Shoppes - think Art Walk meets lunchtime shopping event. It will happen quarterly on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 AM – 2 PM. They are looking for local artists to setup up their work in the mall for free! Artists cannot sell their artwork on site in the mall, but they can network, pass out cards, arrange to take orders, etc. Artwork must be family-friendly. Bringing your own setup is preferred, but some tables and chairs may be available. Interested artists need to email thomas.richardson@rouseproperties.com to participate! 

Call for Arts & Craft Vendors: Merry Market - The Merry Widow
Grab your friends for cocktails and shopping for the Merry Market, a monthly event hosted by the Merry Widow during ArtWalk (2nd Friday) of eah month. Local vendors set up to sell arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing, desserts, bath products and more! Plus a custom cocktail menu crafted each month especially for this event, and available for one night only! Interested vendors: feel free to email info@themerrywidow.net for additional information. However what you mainly need to know is: there is no fee to set up (it’s free!); set up is at 5:00 PM; please try to break down no earlier than 10:00 PM; and please bring your own change. 

Call for Member Artists: Port City Craftsmen
The Port City Craftsmen are a group of crafters that meet once a month at the West Regional Library in Mobile and looking for new members. Established in November since 1972, the group promotes Arts & Crafts in the Mobile area and puts on a big Arts and Crafts Show every year. Visit portcitycraftsmen.com or facebook page for additional information. Email is portcityaftsmen@yahoo.com or call Ingrid Murdock at 251-649-5705 if interested. 

Call for Artists: CATS
CATS: Creative Artistic Treasures Studio. Need art in all media, with cats (meow) as the subject matter. Call Sherry Polansky at 251-308-2552 for an appointment. 

Call for Members: Spanish Fort Artist Guild
Free group open to working artists in the Spanish Fort area. Open studio time, workshops, and meetings scheduled every week on Tuesday from 1 to 3 in the City Hall classroom. Call Claudine Andress at 251-626-6264 for details. 

Call for Members: AIGA Gulf Coast
Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains "the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and is now known simply as 'AIGA, the professional association for design.'" Area designers are recruiting members to begin a Gulf Coast chapter. If you are interested in joining, visit the group's Facebook page. 

Call for Artists: Dauphin Island Gallery
Applications are now being accepted for fine artists and handcrafters in Mobile and South Mobile County to show and sell their work in the Dauphin Island Gallery on 918 Bienville Blvd. Contact the Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council at 251-490-0294 or  email photos of your work to jury@dauphinislandas.org if you want to apply!

Call for Artists: Eastern Shore Art Center
The Eastern Shore Art Center offers many opportunities to both members and non-members. Members can take part in annual juried and open exhibitions, a bi-monthly sales gallery, the Art and About Program, open studios, and the gift shop and receive discounts on classes and workshops. ESAC puts on two annual outdoor art festivals, features five galleries with shows that rotate monthly, and presents gallery talks, forums and more that are open to the public. To download an exhibit proposal, visit ESAC online. For more details, email Adrienne Falls. 

Call for Artists: Planned Parenthood SEA
Planned Parenthood is seeking original, experimental artworks of all mediums responding to the idea of reproductive health, rights, and justice in Alabama for a one night group show in Mobile. Submissions are now open and will close on October 17. The event will be held at Detour Fitness, located at 456 Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile. Submit your original work at https://form.jotform.com/82555540872159. All participating artists will be notified by October 19 and will also receive free professional photography of their project, as well as a reception. For more information please email Marisa at marisajanegreen@gmail.com.

Call for Artists and Artisans: MAC Arts & Crafts Markets
Mobile Arts Council offers a variety of opportunities for artists and craft-makers to sell their handcrafted goods throughout the year. We are currently at capacity for this year's events and will not be opening applications for next year's Spring markets until early 2018. Please review Mobile Arts Councils Arts and Crafts Market Guidelines if you are interested in applying. 

Call for Artists: Mobile Art Association 
The Mobile Art Association is the ideal organization for amateur and professional artists.  With over 100 members, MAA provides numerous opportunities to network with and learn from fellow artists. Meetings are on the third Sunday of each month, from September through May, and are held at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL.  The meeting includes a program to provide instruction, critique, and/or “hands on” opportunities to help artists further develop their knowledge and skills. MAA provides a variety of venues and opportunities for members to show their work, including: Spring Member Exhibition, Fall Juried Exhibition, Bi-Annual Juried Exhibit as part of the Shared Expressions Exhibit at the Mobile Museum of Art, and opportunities to show work at local businesses. Visit MAA's website for details and applications. 

Call for Artists: Mobile Arts Council
Mobile Arts Council coordinates monthly exhibitions in its offices at 318 Dauphin St., emphasizing work by professional and amateur artists who live (or have lived) in the Mobile Bay area.  Shows focus on work by students, emerging artists, artists not represented in a gallery, or established artists moving in a new direction (e.g. a new medium, new subject, new style). The offices feature three exhibition spaces:  the Skinny Gallery and two meeting/conference rooms (the Large Room and the Small Room). Exhibitions are usually displayed from the first Monday of the month through the last Friday. The public is invited to meet the artists from 6 until 9 PM on the second Friday of each month during the LoDa ArtWalk. The offices are open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM and usually on Saturday mornings when the Market on Cathedral Square is active.  For details on submitting a proposal (or on any other aspects of an exhibition), contact Lucy Gafford. 

THEATRE

Actor's Edge: Theatre Classes with Eric Browne
Actor's Edge Studio specializes in theatre classes for all ages and skill levels. Intimate classes will take place on weeknights at the Azalea City Center of the Arts. View the class flyer for full details and scheduling information.

Improv Training: Bay Cities Improv Company
No Worries Wednesdays are intended to give actors an opportunity to expand and stretch their skills in a low-risk, no-stress, collaborative situation. For others, it is an opportunity to enhance their personal lives with exposure to stage training. At the end of a session, however, all will have improved their ability to imagine themselves in new situations and respond appropriately. $5 per person. View their page for additional information. 

DANCE

Dance, Gymnastics, Musical Theater and More: Azalea City Center for the Arts
Learn the basics of tumbling and gymnastics while focusing on body control, balance, strength, and flexibility. With yoga techniques added to the gymnastics above, this class will also teach flexibility and body control. Musical Theatre Dance is designed for students to learn multiple musical theatre dance styles: jazz, tap and many Broadway styles based on legendary dance choreographers. Visit their website for full details!

Sway Downtown
Adult ballet, yoga, and more! Classes are offered that range for every fitness level. View their class schedule here! 

The Dance Academy of Mobile
The Dance Academy of Mobile was created in response to an incredible number of requests from parents and students for a new way to experience dance. Our goal is to inspire dancers, young and old, in a caring yet challenging atmosphere. Classes are offered for children and adults in a variety of dance styles: ballet, broadway jazz, contemporary, tap, hula, hip hop, and tahitian dance. View their online schedule for classes and times! 

Classes: Mobile Ballet - The Ballet School
Mobile Ballet School is recognized as the region’s foremost dance studio, offering the finest training in classical ballet and jazz. All students in the Mobile Ballet School enjoy exciting performance opportunities, including being on stage in The Nutcracker ballet at the Mobile Civic Center Theater, performing with the Mobile Ballet Company at the Nutcracker Charity Ball, and the year-end Showcase. Auditions are not required to enroll at Mobile Ballet. Each student is evaluated and placed in the correct class to achieve the best results. Visit their website to view the full class schedules and pricing.

LITERATURE

Alabama Literacy Consortium Position Posting
There is a position open as State Coordinator for the ALC. Click here for the ALC Job Description. Contact Andy Meadows at (334) 694-4768 or ameadows@alsde.edu for additional information.

Sholastic Art & Writing Awards
The Scholastic Awards partners with organizations to offer students Sponsored Awards: special opportunities to receive additional scholarships for works in a variety of categories or dealing with particular themes. The 2018 awards will open on September 13, 2017, and deadlines vary by region. The Scholastic Awards look for work that demonstrates originality, technical skill, and emergence of a personal voice or vision. Visit our online galleries to see examples of works from past National Medalists. Public, private, or home-school students in the U.S., Canada, or American schools abroad enrolled in grades 7–12 are eligible to participate in the Scholastic Awards. Visit the website to enter today! 

Mobile Writers Guild
The Mobile Writers Guild is an organization of professional and aspiring writers. Anyone is welcome to join their monthly meetings at 6 p.m. every first Thursday of the month (September through May) at the West Regional Library on Grelot Road. February's meeting features a presentation on Indie Publishing and Worldbuilding with Brian D. Anderson. 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

BAAE Fall 2018 Student Show
The Bay Area Art Educators Fall 2018 Student Show will be held at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center at 301 Conti Street, Mobile, Alabama. All Bay-area art teachers are eleigible! The show will hang the month of November with a reception during Artwalk, Friday, November 9, 5:30 – 9:00 pm. Teachers may display up to 3 boards (32x40 BLACK foam core boards with student work mounted) AND may also display 3D work that will fit on 1-2 pedestals. Drop off dates are Saturday, October 27, 11 am – 5 pm and Wednesday, October 31 – Saturday, November 3, 11 am – 5pm. See the show entry form here.

Volunteers & Collaborators Wanted: The Gulf Coast Exploreum - From Pencils to Pixels
The Exploreum is looking for artist volunteers and partnership ideas for their upcoming exhibit, The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels. Catch a glimpse of the exhibition here. Email jholland@exploreum.com if you are interested.

AAEA Conference: Growing in Art Education
The 2018 AAEA Fall Conference ,"Growing in Art Education," will take place on November 2nd and 3rd in Tuscaloosa. This year's conference is sponsored by both the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa City Schools. Don't miss out on the early bird registration deadline of October 14th. Also, dietary requests and t-shirt being included in the cost of registration end on October 14th as well. Register online today!

Dollar General Bowl Art Contest
Tbhis year's Dollar General Bowl Art Contest for students theme is Celebrating 20 Years in Mobile, the Game, the City, the Music. The deadline for entries is October 26, grades 6th – 12th are eligible. Visit the website for full details.

Art Classes with William Morris
Take private art classes in Oils, Acrylics, and Watercolors with William Morris at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 1050 Azalea Road. Contact Bill Morris at (251) 404-6980. Cost: 65.00 monthly. Schedule: Tuesdays (9am-12 pm, 1pm-4pm, 530pm-830pm) Wednesdays (9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm) and Thursdays (9am-12pm). 

Illustration, Beginners Drawing Classes, and More: Marnée's Studio
Join Marnée's Studio for a number of classes throughout the year. Drawing, painting, figure drawing, and more! BYOB and food for all classes. Visit the Marnée's Studio website for details! 

T.A.P. (Teaching Artists Project)
Local artists are encouraged to sign up as part of a network (an artist database) that will be shared between the Museum, the Mobile Arts Council, and the Alabama Contemporary Art Center. The goal is to make it easier to provide eager artists with jobs - including teaching, public art creation, professional workshops, and more. Find out what you need to sign up through the TAP checklist. If you want to sign up, click here! 

Eastern Shore Camera Club
Provides members, from beginners to professionals, with educational and skill building opportunities in the art of photography; admission is free and open to anyone interested. Second Thursdays, 6:30 PM. Faulkner State Community College, Centennial Building, School Street and Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope. Call 251-401-0008 for details. 

Sumi-e Studio
First and third Tuesday, 10 AM – 1 PM. Hosted by the Shibui Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America. Sessions take place at the Asian Culture House, 4850 Ziegler Boulevard. $2. Eventual membership requested/ $10 annually. Contact Carol Wiggins for questions at carolw2651@comcast.net. 

Workshop: Ikebana
Ikebana International of Mobile, Chapter 164. Newcomers welcome. First Fridays at 10 AM. The workshop takes place at the Asian Culture House, 4850 Zeigler Boulevard. Admission is free! 

Azalea City Center for the Arts
Classes for young people, including special needs children, in a variety of disciplines - dance, music, theatre and visual arts.
 

City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department
Classes in various arts and crafts for adults and children at a number of venues; see in particular The Art Instructional Center at Lavretta Park. Complete schedule and information. 

Daphne Art Center
Ongoing and weekly classes for adults and children, workshops and "fun evenings." Complete schedule. 

Eastern Shore Art Center 
Classes and workshops for adults and children. Visit the Center website and click on "Education." 

Mobile Museum of Art 
For adults - workshops, ongoing classes, and off-site classes; for children and families - after-school classes, spring break art camp, and art for home-schooled children. Visit the Museum website and click on Learn. 

University of South Alabama Center for Continuing Education
Classes in a variety of subjects from personal to professional development opportunities, college prep courses, photography, foreign language, dance, and more! Complete Course List 

Arts and Crafts Markets

Mobile Arts Council offers a variety of opportunities for artists and craft-makers to sell their handcrafted goods throughout the year.

LoDa ArtWalk

A monthly event jointly sponsored by the City of Mobile’s Special Events Department and Mobile Arts Council. On this evening, local art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops open their doors for people to come inside to see beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods and hear the sounds of the LoDa ArtWalk. A map can be located on the bottom of the Special Events webpage here. To display inside a gallery during ArtWalk, please contact that gallery directly.

When:  Every second Friday of the month, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: LoDa (Downtown Mobile)

Holiday Market

Every year Mobile Arts Council and the City of Mobile’s Special Events Department work together to create the annual Holiday Market, taking place in Cathedral Square on December 22, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Market in the Park

Each year, Mobile Arts Council partners with the City of Mobile’s Special Events Department to produce this market event. Formerly known as Market on the Square, Market in the Park is the same market, located in Cathedral Square in Downtown Mobile. The market features one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans, as well as locally grown produce, seafood, cheese and eggs, honeys, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta, and more.

When - Seasonal event:

SPRING

  • April 28
  • May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • 7:30 AM until noon

FALL

  • October 13, 20, 27
  • November 3, 10, 17
  • 7:30 AM until noon

Where: Cathedral Square (Downtown Mobile)

1065 Festival Arts and Crafts Market

Add: 1065 Festival Arts and Crafts Market; The 1065 Festival Arts and Crafts Market will take place in Downtown Mobile. This year Mobile Arts Council will be coordinating an arts and crafts market component that will take place on Saturday, September 29 through Sunday, September 30, 2018. Timeframe: 2 PM to 7 PM. Location: Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile. Vendors are responsible for providing their own 10x10 tent, table, and chairs.

SouthSounds Arts and Crafts Market

SouthSounds Music and Arts Festival will be taking place in Downtown Mobile. This year Mobile Arts Council will be coordinating an arts and crafts market component that will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2018 through Sunday, April 15, 2018.  Timeframe: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Location: Cathedral Square, Downtown Mobile. Vendors are responsible for providing their own 10x10 tent, table and chairs.

Mobile Galleries

The fourth edition of A Guide to Downtown Art Spaces is now available, listing venues that display original art, both commercial and non-profit organizations devoted specifically to art, as well as businesses for which visual art is an ancillary feature.

The brochure lists each venue’s physical address, phone number, website address and hours of operation. It also features a map showing each venue’s location.

The project has been coordinated by Mobile Arts Council, which hosts a monthly meeting of representatives of downtown art spaces, open to anyone who would like to be involved. Dee Cariglino (dee c. design) is responsible for the look and layout of the publication, and the printing was provided in part by Optera Creative.

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