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May Exhibition: The “Five” Show

May 27, 2020

This May, the Gallery in Room 1927 reopens with the postponed Five Show exhibition. Artwork by students of the 2019 – 2020 academic year from Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, and the University of South Alabama has been selected and judged, by renowned ceramicists, Charles…

YouTube Raffle: Like, Comment, and Subscribe

May 22, 2020

Radio Woodworks has donated a fine, handmade made walnut and maple cutting board shaped like the state of Alabama. The cutting board is the prize for one lucky person who subscribes to the Mobile Arts Council YouTube channel. Enter the raffle by liking the video featuring Radio Woodworks, leaving a comment on the video, AND…

Gallery in Room 1927 Reopens

May 19, 2020

– The Mobile Arts Council Gallery in Room 1927 will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., showing the postponed college student exhibition, Five Competition. The gallery has been closed for eight weeks amid Governor Ivey’s Stay at Home Order. To keep patrons safe, Executive Director Lucy Gafford has imposed…

Artists Directory Profile Update

May 13, 2020

For the Mobile Arts Council’s Artists Directory to better serve artists members, and patrons searching for artists, please use the steps described and shown below to update your artist profile. Step 1: Navigate to the MAC website, www.mobilearts.org. Step 2: Log in using the link on the top right of the page. Step 3: Enter…

COVID-19 Artist Resources

May 5, 2020

If you are an artist or arts organization, stay tuned – we will be sharing helpful resources with you in the upcoming weeks so that you can effectively report and, hopefully, receive any assistance needed during this difficult time. Below we have assembled a list emergency funding sources for artists, as well as other funding…

Musical Performer Database

May 4, 2020

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. Possible gigs include playing LODA Artwalk and Market in the Park, the virtual MOB Music Fest in July, outdoor…

Virtual ArtWalk: May 8th, 2020

May 1, 2020

COVID-19 can’t stop us from celebrating our rich arts and cultural community! Click the hyperlinks (in red text) below for live stream performances, works from featured artists, take out and online sales, and special content from local businesses and arts organizations. Stay tuned to the Virtual May ArtWalk Facebook event page on Friday, May 8th…

Donate to MAC’s GoFundMe!

April 30, 2020

We want to thank all of those that have donated and continue to give to the Downtown Mobile Alliance‘s #DowntownStrong small business fund! Although we have already met our goal of $1,000 in donations to qualify, we still need to recoup $22,000 from canceled events and fundraisers this year. Since making this video, we are excited to announce…

YouTube Channel Jingle by Eric Marrero

April 20, 2020

Mobile Arts Council (MAC) called for artists to submit six-second sound bites that will open and close MAC video content. Multifaceted musician Eric Marrero answered the call and MAC chose two of his submissions. Hear them now! Marrero, a Mobile, Ala. native, began playing piano at the age of 5. By the start of high…

MAC’s New Virtual Gallery!

March 19, 2020

As the spread of COVID-19 shuts down entertainment and gathering spaces, the Mobile Arts Council (MAC) has temporarily closed the gallery to the public and has launched the MAC Virtual Gallery as of Thursday, March 19, 2020. Each month, our community gallery features new exhibitions of original works created by local and regional artists in our Gallery @ Room 1927, located at 6 South Joachim Street (next…