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Cultural Connection: A Collaboration with Strickland Youth Center

August 8, 2018

Over the summer, youth at the James T. Strickland Youth Center had an opportunity to express themselves creatively and make a positive impact on the community through “Cultural Connection.” This project is part of an ongoing collaboration between Strickland and the Mobile Arts Council to transform lives through the arts. “Cultural Connection” features murals and a documentary…

Annual MAC Member’s Exhibition

July 28, 2018

Dates: August 3-30, 2018 This August, the Mobile Arts Council will feature works by our Artist Members! Featured works include quilts, photography, illustrations, prints, ceramics, sculptures, paintings, and more by over 50 MAC artists.   Participating artists include Ainsley McNeely, Alma Hoffmann, Barbara Rettig, Benita McNider, Bertice McPherson, Catherine Helmsing, Cheryl Nicholls, Elise McClellan, Frank…

July Exhibitions at MAC

July 3, 2018

Dates: July 5-31, 2018 This July, MAC will feature prints depicting the seven deadly sins by Sarah Dittman in the Small Room; “Rise like the lotus from muddy waters” – a mixed media exhibition of sculptures, paintings, and prints by Shawn Berdux, in the Danielle Juzan Gallery; and artwork created by students of the Optimist Boys & Girls Club in the…

MAC Member Workshop: Improvisational Theater with Eric Browne

June 8, 2018

Strengthen your confidence and public speaking skills during this improvisational acting workshop with theater professional Eric Browne! This workshop will take place at the Mobile Arts Council on July 26th between 8 AM – 10 AM. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Register online by July 19th to guarantee a spot. This workshop is…

AL 200 for 200 Nominations Open

April 25, 2018

The Alabama bicentennial commission has officially endorsed a Mobile Arts Council project to be a part of the state’s bicentennial celebration. Alabama 200 for 200: Celebrating those who shaped Alabama will celebrate those individuals and groups who have played a role in shaping the state of Alabama. MAC will commission 200 portraits of Alabamians who…

Winners announced for “5”, the juried art exhibition

April 16, 2018

Every other year, MAC displays student works from the area’s five colleges and universities for a juried art competition called the “5.” Entry was open to all students enrolled in the 2017-2018 academic school year attending Bishop State Community College, Coastal Alabama Community College, Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, and the University of…

Mobile Arts Council Honors Charles Smith with Lifetime Achievement Arty and Patron Categories

January 12, 2018

Date: January 12, 2018 MOBILE, Ala. – The Mobile Arts Council will honor two well-known Mobilians for their contributions to the arts at the Artys on January 18. Charles Smith will be presented the Lifetime Achievement award and John “J.T.” Thompson will receive the Patron award. Charles Smith is an accomplished artist best known for his pottery…

The Artys

December 27, 2017

Join us for the Artys! Join us for our annual arts awards event, the Artys, presented by Mobile Arts Council. Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced in 11 categories, including: Lifetime Achievement, Patron, Art Soldier, Arts Educator, Business, Cultural Innovation, Design, Literary Artist, Organization, Performing Artist, and Visual Artist. Finalists in each category…

LoDa ArtWalk

December 27, 2017

LoDa ArtWalk takes place every second Friday of the month from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the Lower Dauphin (LoDa) Arts District. On this evening, local art galleries, institutions, studios and unique shops open their doors for the public to come inside to view beautiful artwork, sample delicious foods, and hear the music of Mobile. This…

Doodle

December 27, 2017

PARTICIPATE: The Mobile Arts Council is participating in Mobile Museum of Art’s exhibition, do it, by imploring our arts community to carry out the instruction above. Contribute by sending in your doodles to the Mobile Arts Council or come by during Art Walk to make a doodle for the Uri Aran installation at the Mobile Museum…