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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Artist Relief Fund 2020 - Sipp Culture
Applications are due October 1, 2020. The Sipp Culture Artist Relief Fund's aim is to provide financial resources to independent artists and under-resourced small arts organizations as emergency relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. While understanding that there will need to be re-envisioning of our models for financial recovery and sustainability, we strategically direct these funds to help alleviate some of the pressures being felt by small arts organizations, cultural producers, and artists that fly under the national radar.

Sipp Culture will disseminate funds to artists of color and organizations led by people of color working in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Tallahassee Nursery - Artisans in the Garden Online Event!
November 1st through the 30th, Tallahassee Nursery will be celebrating arts and crafts vendors and directing as much traffic as possible to participating artists' websites. From social media to a dedicated Artisans page on the Tallahassee Nurseries website to the opportunity to have a Featured Artist Spotlight – Tallahassee Nursery are prepared to brag on artisans all month long! There are 75 virtual spaces available and 14 Artist Spotlights available. Applications are being accepted now through September 30th! Visit their website for more information

Job Opening: Administrative Assistant - ALVAN
The Administrative Assistant position will lead to an Executive Director position in the near future, dependent on funding and job performance. ALVAN is a statewide, arts service organization. Founded in 1968 under the previous name, the Alabama Craft Council, ALVAN changed their name to better fit their mission: “Promote the visual arts in the economic vitality and quality of life in Alabama communities”. You can see the full job description here.

Artists Relief
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant
On a rolling basis, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants provides urgent funding for visual and performing artists who have sudden, unanticipated opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding or who have incurred unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply for Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant here.

Instructors Wanted: Stewart Heath Gallery
Stewart Heath Gallery is looking to create a creative space on the Eastern Shore that goes beyond your run-of-the-mill gallery. If you are an art, calligraphy, yoga, meditation, dance, or music instructor, the gallery is a beautiful space for class rentals. There are two spaces available for classes: the front gallery space and private working space in the back area. The space is available Mondays 6 AM to 9 PM, Tuesday-Saturday early morning for private sessions, and anytime after 5 PM. The smaller private backroom space is available anytime. If interested, reach out to the gallery at 251-270-1154. You may also contact Andrea Powell Walker at Andrea@divinemoxie.us.

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 are required. Attendees must RSVP for the market dates you plan to attend no later than one week prior. Apply online today!

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. The studio is available to book on a day-by-day basis. Visit their website for additional information, or call Bill Appling at 251-973-8667 or email bill@alabamahues.org.

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. 

Central Arts Shared Spaces: Central Presbyterian Church
Shared creative workspace is available at Central Presbyterian Church! In addition to renting private studio rooms in the Church's buildings to artists and arts nonprofits, they now also have large open workspaces available. If you're interested, email Rev. Chris Bullock. 

Call for Artists: Musicians Wanted - Musical Performer Database
Are you an area musician looking for performance opportunities? We’re here to help! MAC is putting together a musical performer database to share with the City of Mobile Special Events Department, local venues, restaurants, and individuals looking to book Mobile-area musicians. Sign up using the link in the title. Musicians of all genres, from individual artists to large groups, are encouraged to apply.

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.

Jazz Road Tours Grants
South Arts Jazz Road Tour Grants are awarded up to $15,000 to USA and territories, musicians, to support performances and tours. This grant program is open to both new and established musicians, solo artists, and musicians who play in an ensemble. Priority will be given to proposals that reach underserved communities and rural areas, especially those that lack opportunities to present live jazz.

Jazz Road Tours will pay grants directly to the artist to cover a portion of the eligible tour expenses including artist fees, travel, housing, meals, backline, road/sound/tour management, and costs related to tour coordination and promotion. The Jazz Road Tours program is designed to help artists earn a living wage while on tour. For more information, visit their site.

IACA Non-Profit Mini-Grants to Nonprofits, Schools, and Churches for Arts Education, Programs, and Services
Grants to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and churches for arts education, programs, and services. Funding is intended for activities that benefit youth, artists, and local communities. Previous recipients include art galleries, music camps, choral ensembles, and providers of art and music workshops. Learn more here.
Deadline Date: 11/01/20 11:59 PM CST

Call for Artwork - State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Exhibit
School systems may submit up to 20 pieces of artwork. Systems wishing to participate must complete and submit the 2021 System Intent to Participate Form by November 6, 2020. Submit only one form per system. Each system must appoint one local system contact person. This individual will be responsible for distributing the guidelines to all schools, as well as organizing the process to select entries from your system.

Alabama Licence Tag Grant
Grants of up to $5,000 to Alabama nonprofit organizations and schools for education and community projects in the arts. Funding is intended to support innovative programs in dance, music, fine arts, drama, and folk arts. Priority funding will be given to projects with an arts education focus, statewide impact, and/or are creative and innovative. Learn more here.
Deadline Date: 12/15/2020

Call for Entries - The YAM Flag Design
Use the form linked here. Submit the completed form for each student and a maximum of (3) digital entries from each school to aaeayouthartmonth@gmail.com.
Deadline: December 18, 2020

Mobile Symphony String Academy Eastern Shore
Middle and High School String Students in the Eastern Shore! JOIN the Mobile Symphony Eastern Shore String Academy in Fairhope, AL. Play new repertoire, polish your string techniques and learn new ones, perform exciting music, and make new friends that also LOVE playing the violin, viola, cello, or bass! Register online or call (251)432-2010 Attn. Daniela Pardo or Ben Harper.

Mobile Symphony String Academy
Mobile String Academy: Middle and High School String Students in the Mobile Area JOIN the Mobile Symphony String Academy in Downtown Mobile, AL. Play new repertoire, polish your string techniques and learn new ones, perform exciting music, and make new friends that also LOVE playing the violin, viola, cello, or bass! Register online or call (251) 432-2010.

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.

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 

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.

Actor's Edge Studio - Acting & Directing Workshops
Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., students will explore a variety of acting methods to place in their performance toolkit and also spend some time in the director’s chair!  During this immersive class, students will learn the basics of directing while staging their own scenes.  Actors will also have the option to participate in the AYTE Fall Festival.  $50 per month. Contact Instructor: Eric C. Browne, actorsedgemobile@gmail.com, 256-656-3054.

Actors Edge Studio - Musical Theatre Style
Classes are held Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Whether you’re prepping a college audition portfolio or wanting to expand your musical theatre repertoire, this is a great opportunity for students to explore the diverse world of musical theatre.  Students will master performance pieces from a variety of musical genres:  Golden Age, Jazz Standard, Pop, Rock, Sondheim, and much more!  Performers will also have the option to participate in the AYTE Fall Festival.  $50 per month.

Play House in the Park: Stage One, Beginners Acting Classes
For ages 6 to 11, classes meet Mondays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting August 17th. The class is offered in 8 or 16-week blocks. See their website for details: http://playhouseinthepark.org/playhouse-actors-studio

Play House in the Park: Repertory Training
For young actors between 12 and 19 years old, classes meet Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. throughout the 2020/2021 season. See their website for details: http://playhouseinthepark.org/playhouse-actors-studio

Sunny Side Theatre
This theatre company offers voice lessons, drama and dance classes.

Call for Entries - November Nudes, 11th Annual Fine Art Exhibition
All works must be hanging ready to meet gallery specification-wire or gallery hangers. In-person art drop off at Innova Friday 11/6 - Noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11/7 - Noon to 2 p.m. For those people mailing in entries please have your work arrive no later than November 2 (please ship your work early all shipping companies are running longer than average transit times). Entry Costs: $25 for one or $40 for two. $15 for each additional. Final selection for curated exhibition subject to the gallery.

1858 Prize for Contemporary Art
The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 2020 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. Each year, the 1858 Prize is presented by Society 1858, a member auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art comprised of young professionals. Presented annually, the $10,000 cash prize is awarded to one artist whose work demonstrates the highest level of artistic achievement in any media, while contributing to a new understanding of art in the South. Details here. 

Call for Artist -1858 Speakeasy Art
Speakeasy Art, a new experimental art gallery, is now curating the first round of artists to begin to exhibit October 17. This new socially-distanced safe gallery will offer groups of four or less an opportunity to tour a private gallery space and walk home with a piece of work by a local artist. 1858 is seeking artists who have works available for $70 - $100

Due to limited space, interested artists should complete this linked Google Form before selection. The submissions for this opportunity are open until October 7. The Gallery Director will confirm your selection to begin scheduling move-in dates and times for each artist. Appointments will begin on October 17th. Details here.

ArtFields 2021
Submit for ArtFields 2021 and win part of the $100,000 in cash prizes. If selected, you and your artwork will be in one of the Southeast’s major art events from April 23-May 1, 2021 in Lake City, S.C. Deadline for submission is November 1st. For more information, visit here.

Call to Artists and Artisans - Stewart Heath Gallery - Fall Market
There are vendor opportunities at the Stewart Heath Gallery Fall Market, Saturday, October 31st, and Sunday, November 1st, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 251-270-1154 for more information, or visit here.

Pen and Ink Challenge - Blick Art Materials
Enter your pen and ink art before October 31, 2020, for your chance to win a prize pack worth more than $500. See the website for more details.

Friends of Chickasaw City Parks - Trashy Art Contest
On Saturday, November 7th, the Friends will provide 55-gallon metal cans to be painted by individual artists or teams. First place receives $100 and the second prize will receive $50. The finished cans will serve as park art and trash cans. Participants must register ahead of the event. For more information, call 251-327-1885.

Call for Artists- The Kelly - Prospectus for Treasure Hunt 2020

Learn virtually with MMofA in The Museum School Online
During these trying times, MMofA brings the power and inspiration of art directly to you. See the content here.

Call for Muralists - Eastern Shore Centre
Eastern Shore Centre in Spanish Fort, AL is in the beginning phases of getting a makeover.  One of the projects is having 4-5 walls painted with murals. They are looking for talented Gulf Coast artists who are experienced in painting murals. If you are a muralist or part of a group of muralists, and you are interested in being part of this amazing project, please email andrea@divinemoxie.us and they will provide more details.  **This is a paying gig.**

Call for Artists - Exhibition Opportunity with Innova Arts
Interested in showing and selling your art in Midtown Mobile's premier local artist gallery? Email for more information: innovaartsgallery@gmail.com

Alabama Music Box Free Vendor Space
We’ve been playing catch up since we opened but we’re back in the art walk game and have loads of tables, sidewalk, and FEE-FREE space for all of you lovely creative people to share and sell your art from. So come sell your art in the only venue that has a high-art funhouse face haha! If you’d like to set up just send me an email with “ART WALK” in the header with your name and a few pics of your art and we will add you to the art walk event on our FB page and promote your stuff! No cheap imported jewelry or other similar garbage will be allowed. That’s what AMB Flea on Sunday’s are for. Needs to be from your brain and hands, please! Email: Alabamamusicbox@me.com

The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant Program
On a rolling basis, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant program is intended to provide interim financial assistance to qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen, catastrophic incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. Each grant is given as one-time assistance for a specific emergency, examples of which are fire, flood, or emergency medical need. Apply for The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant here.

Call for Artists: Lupercalia Art Society
A new art gallery is open in Downtown Mobile, Alabama. Lupercalia Art Society is looking for established and emerging artists to display in this historic, innovative, and very unique space. Located directly in the middle of the Downtown arts district, it will give painters, potters, glassworkers, woodworkers, fabric artists, metalworkers, sculptors, and anyone who creates two or three-dimensional art a place to showcase their work. It will also be a community where artists can mingle, learn from each other, teach classes, and contribute to fostering the arts not only in our city but throughout the Gulf Coast Region. Signup is available here.

Production Artist Wanted: Bear Walker Premium Skateboards
Bear Walker is a custom skateboard cruiser manufacturing company headquartered in Daphne, AL. Bear Walker is currently looking for a production artist for its manufacturing facility. This company has been in business for several years and has recently experienced considerable growth as their boards have gained traction among a number of celebrities (for example, the cast of Stranger Things, Robert Downey Jr., Grant Gustin, Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Jason Mamoa, and more).

This position will work closely with Bear (the Founder/CEO) as well as the rest of a small team of painters who finish the custom boards. A qualified candidate should have the following experience:
• Proficiency with the painting, specifically with airbrush
• Graphic Design experience is also valued.
• High school degree, preferably a college degree.

The job is full time (40+ hours) but maybe part-time for the right individual. Pay is competitive. If interested, please reach out to bear@bearwalker.com with a resume and cover letter.

Call for Artists: Mobile Public Library – Gallery Space
The Ben May Main Library is looking for artists to exhibit in their 40 feet of available gallery walls! It is free to display works in their space, which includes an easy-to-use hanging system. Exhibiting artists are encouraged to hold receptions during their exhibitions, which can hang for up to two months. See their hold harmless agreement here. Contact Sarah McGough at smcgough@mplonline.org for additional information!

Painters Wanted: Denny Manufacturing
Denny Manufacturing is currently searching for full or part-time custom backdrop painters. If interested, contact Mitzi Variali at 457-2388, or stop by their warehouse located at 3007 Dial Street to fill out an application.

Call for Artists and Crafters: Mobile Arts Council - 2020 Market Events
The Mobile Arts Council is now accepting applicants for our 2020 Market Events, including LoDa ArtWalk, SouthSounds Music Festival, and Market in the Park. Please review our 2020 Arts & Craft Market Guidelines before applying. Apply now through our website here!

Call for Artists & Available Rental Space: Stewart Heath Gallery in Eastern Shore
Stewart Heath Gallery is a gallery at the Eastern Shore Shopping center (between Dillards and Belk in the outdoor mall). They are currently accepting artists to display their works, as well as renting out their space for events, classes, and more. If interested, contact gallery owner Stewart Heath at 404-822-3018 or email heathjordan@aol.com.

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 artworks, 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: Salon West 54 Hundred - 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. The 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: 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 art exhibition space on Dauphin Island. ADI and the artists wish to call the former DI welcome center it's 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! The 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: 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. 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 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 each 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 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: 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 the 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 gallery in Room 1927, 6 S Joachim 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). 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 gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 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. 

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 Mardi Gras Park in early December.

Check back for updates!

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, honey, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta, and more.

When - Seasonal event:


  • April 25th
  • May 2nd,  9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
  • June 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th
  • July 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th
  • 7:30 AM until noon


  • October 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
  • November 7th, 14th, & 21st
  • 7:30 AM until noon

Where: Cathedral Square (Downtown Mobile)

1065 Festival Arts and Crafts Market

The 1065 Festival Arts and Crafts Market will take place in Downtown Mobile. The Mobile Arts Council will be coordinating an arts and crafts market component that will take place late September/ early October. Timeframe: 2 PM to 7 PM. Location: TBD. 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. The Mobile Arts Council will be coordinating an arts and crafts market component that will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020 through Sunday, April 19, 2020.  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.

Arts Organization Directory