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April Exhibitions: “The Folk Art of Abe Partridge” & “L’inizio”

March 30, 2021

The Mobile Arts Council will be hosting two exhibitions this April – “L’inizio” and “The Folk Art of Abe Partridge.” L’inizio: Works by Freddie Blache, Tres Johns, and Gage Nobles Freddie Blache was born and raised in Mobile Alabama. He began working with glass in the fall of 2013 at the University of South Alabama.…

March 25, 2021

LoDa ArtWalk celebrates National Poetry Month and Kites Over Mobile on Friday, April 9th! This hybrid event will feature local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses – including gallery tours, musical performances, poetry reading, live glassblowing, kite crafting, and more! We will have a Virtual ArtWalk online from 5 to 8 p.m. on the LoDa ArtWalk…

March Exhibitions: Impressions by Carol George, Life Under the Sea by Susan Gibbs, and Love In Bloom by Sandy Holberg

March 1, 2021

The Mobile Arts Council is hosting three exhibitions throughout March! Impressions by Carol George, Life Under the Sea by Susan Gibbs, and Love In Bloom by Sandy Holberg will hand in the Mobile Arts Council Gallery until March 31st, 2021.  Impressions by Carol George is a collection of impressionistic acrylic paintings that focus primarily on…

2021 Visual Arts Achievement Program & Young at Art

February 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…

A Celebration of Black Artists

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 extended an invitation for any Mobile-based Black artists 18+ (no MAC membership required) to be featured in MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 and/or in our Virtual Gallery online. Featured painting by Soynika…

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 –…

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…