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2022-2023 Poetry Out Loud Competition Registration Open Through January 30th!

January 27, 2023

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud is…

Sketch Day at the History Museum of Mobile

January 25, 2023

Join us for an afternoon of sketching at the History Museum of Mobile. Attendance is FREE. Bring your sketch pad and drawing materials. Attendees are welcome to sketch their environment and the details of the Museum’s exhibit “Dressing the Abbey”, which offers an installation of the iconic wardrobe of the beloved series, Downton Abbey. *This…

January Artist Member of the Month

January 24, 2023

Congratulations to our first Artist Member of the Month: Lynda Smith Touart! Lynda is an award-winning artist who has been active in the art field since 1970. She has participated in numerous exhibitions over the years, showing her work in galleries and museums all around the Southeast. Lynda has worked in various mediums, including, photography,…

Volunteer Spotlight: Spencer Ross

January 11, 2023

If you’ve visited our gallery during ArtWalk, chances are you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Spencer Ross. Spencer is a repeat volunteer for Mobile Arts Council. His vibrant and charismatic personality makes him the perfect greeter to any gallery patron. Spencer is a Financial Consultant originally from Vero Beach, Florida. In his free time, he…

January Member of the Month

January 6, 2023

Join us in congratulating The Mobile Jewish Film Festival presented by The Mobile Area Jewish Federation on being MAC’s January Member of the Month! We are excited to promote the 2023 Festival, “Celebration of Jewish Arts”, that embarks on a Jewish journey through film, theater, and music. Click here for more information on showtimes, locations,…

2023 Mystic SOBs

January 1, 2023

The Carnival season is here again, and the Mystic Squirrels of Bienville (Mystic SOBs) are accepting new members! Join our furry procession at the “tail” end of the Joe Cain Marching Society’s People’s Parade on Sunday, February 19th, 2023. Registration includes a meet-and-greet crafting and social session, the parade day party, a squirrel mask, participation…

January Exhibitions: “Body of Work” & “Friends and Figures”

December 22, 2022

This January, MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 will feature two exhibitions: “Body of Work” by Louis Tooker and “Friends and Figures” curated by Jessica Maples. For the past twenty-five years, Louis Tooker has joined with fellow artists to draw from live models, many of those sketches making up Body of Work. He finds figurative studies…

December 14, 2022

LoDa ArtWalk celebrates International Lego Day on Friday, January 13th! This event will highlight creatives within our community, including visual artists, musical performers, and local restaurants. See the official schedule below and download the full resolution PDF here! We will post special content on the LoDa ArtWalk Facebook page throughout the month for those who choose…

2023 Visual Arts Achievement Program & Young at Art

December 7, 2022

The Mobile Arts Council is now accepting entries for the 2023 District 1 Visual Arts Achievement Program and Young at Art! Those eligible for District 1 include public and private schools Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties. Every student who receives a District Award will be recognized in the State Awards from…

December Member of the Month: Central Arts Collective

November 30, 2022

Established in 2017 to fill the need for affordable studio spaces for local artists, Central Arts Collective is a group of about 20 individual working artists who strive to craft community through service and arts cultivation in Mobile. Each artist occupies a studio space within the same building of Central Presbyterian Church located at 1260…