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Black History Month Exhibition

January 15, 2021

The Mobile Arts Council recognizes that Black artists have been historically underrepresented in the Visual Arts field. During Black History Month this February, we would like to extend an invitation for any Mobile-based Black artists 18+ (no membership required) to be featured in MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 and/or in our Virtual Gallery online. This…

January Exhibitions: Art For All and Nancy Goodman

January 6, 2021

This month we will be featuring two exhibitions: Art For All and Nancy Goodman’s Quilts. These pieces will hang through the end of January in the Mobile Arts Council’s Gallery @ Room 1927. The gallery is open to the public Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mobile Arts Council, The Central…

Poetry Out Loud: Alabama Region 1 Results

January 5, 2021

This year, the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest has gone virtual – and our competition took place this December via Zoom. We extend our gratitude to this year’s esteemed judges, including Roslyn Spencer, Jason McKenzie, Jennifer Jasgur, and Jessica Vickery! Unlike the typical program – featuring a day full of live student recitations –…

2021 Visual Arts Achievement Program & Young at Art

January 1, 2021

The Mobile Arts Council is now accepting entries for the 2021 District 1 Visual Arts Achievement Program and Young at Art! For the first time, this year’s program will take place virtually AND in person – teachers and students are not required to participate in person to be eligible to compete. Those eligible for District…

February ArtWalk, February 12th, 2021

December 26, 2020

LoDa ArtWalk celebrates Black History Month on Friday, February 12th! This hybrid event will feature local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses – including gallery tours, musical performances, dances, and more. We will have a Virtual ArtWalk online from 5 to 8 p.m. on the LoDa ArtWalk Facebook page for those who choose to stay at home.…

17th Annual Artys Nominations Open

November 23, 2020

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…

#GivingMobileArt

November 20, 2020

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…

Bienville Oaks: Artists Wanted for Fallen Trees

November 17, 2020

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…

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

November 16, 2020

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,…

November Exhibitions: Mobile Art Association and Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society

November 4, 2020

The Gallery in Room 1927 is open to the public Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our November exhibitions include the works from the Mobile Art Association and the Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society. The exhibitions will hang from November 6th to December 17th. We will remain closed November 25th – 27th for…