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Mobile Natural Beauty – Mural Ribbon Cutting

August 19, 2019

Come out to Mobile’s newest mural’s ribbon cutting, across from the Mobile Museum of Art, on September 5th at 5:30 PM. “Mobile’s Natural Beauty” was originally created as a feature of the 2019 Festival of Flowers. This giant floral mural, designed by Riley Brenes, was produced by at-risk youth under the instruction of Soynika Edwards-Bush.…

The Throwdown

August 19, 2019

If you’ve never experienced the Throwdown, you don’t know what you’re missing!  In its 8th year, The Throwdown is the Mobile Arts Council’s (MAC’s) largest fundraiser of the year.  Whether you are an arts enthusiast or just enjoy a great time, this event has it all.  The Throwdown consists of a live art competition between…

Annual MAC Members’ Exhibition

July 25, 2019

This August, see our annual MAC Members’ Exhibition, which is open to all of our Artist Members and represents the range of talents and interests among those who support the Mobile Arts Council. The 2019 show will feature paintings, sculptures, mixed-media works, and much more by artists of all ages and experience levels. With the range of medium and technique…

July Exhibitions: Alabama Plein Air Artists, Emily Sommer, & PleinAirSouth

June 28, 2019

Head over to 6 South Joachim Street to see the Mobile Arts Council’s new satellite gallery location, known as the Saenger Theatre’s Room 1927. MAC’s July artists are lovers of local nature and Alabama scenery. Come see a watercolor collection with a message of preservation by Emily Sommer; a traveling Alabama 200 exhibition featuring educational…

2019 Community Arts Grants Deadline Extended

June 12, 2019

The Mobile Arts Council (MAC) has approved the allocation of four $1000 stipends towards Mobile-area arts organizations and/or individuals. This will be available to those involved with any arts medium: crafts, dance, design, fine art, media/photography, music, literature, or theater. The aim of the 2019 Community Arts Grants are to facilitate projects which achieve some…

June Exhibitions: Hat Show, Ginger Woechan, and The Connie Hudson Senior Community Senior Show

June 4, 2019

Dates: June 6 – 28 This June at MAC, see the third annual “Hat Show” featuring various Mobile artists, a collection of scenic Mobile paintings from Ginger Woechan, and an exhibition of work created by artists at the Connie Hudson Senior Center. Hat-loving local artist Karen McGahagin has once again rounded up a motley collection…

Art as revitalization in AL 200 mural project

May 15, 2019

Mobile, Ala. – A corner in downtown Mobile is more colorful, thanks to an AL200 project grant. “Faces of Alabama” is colorful mural featuring famous Alabamians who have positively impacted the state, painted by the talented students of Dunbar Magnet School. Dunbar was selected as a bicentennial school this year as part of the state’s bicentennial…

Market in the Park is Back!

May 1, 2019

Each year, the Mobile Arts Council and the City of Mobile Special Events Department work together to produce Market in the Park. Each week, the market features live musical performances, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts produced by local artisans, and locally grown produce, seafood, cheese and eggs, honeys, flowers and plants, baked goods, pasta, and more.…

May Exhibitions: Cat Pope, Nancy Milford, & Sarah Rutledge Fischer

May 1, 2019

Dates: May 3rd – 30th, 2019 This May at MAC, see a collection of colorful narrative paintings from Cat Pope, a series of striking portraits by Sarah Rutledge Fischer, and an exhibit of Gulf Coast nature in oils and acrylics by Nancy Milford. Mobile painter Cat Pope uses her brush to tell a story on every…

April Exhibitions: CameraSouth, Kathleen Kirk Stoves, and Jerry Fair

April 1, 2019

Dates: April 3rd – 29th, 2019 This April, see the artistic side of wood-burning by Kathleen Kirk Stoves, find your favorite local hangout among Jerry Fair’s watercolors, and see through the lens of the photographers of Camera South. MAC’s exhibitions will hang from April 3rd – 29th, with a special reception from 5 to 9…