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October ArtWalk, October 16th, 2020

September 30, 2020

October’s Spooky ArtWalk will take place on Friday, October 16th, virtually AND in person! This hybrid event will feature local artists, arts organizations, and downtown businesses – including gallery tours, musical performances, educational talks, and more! See the official schedule and list of participants below. Most of downtown’s galleries, restaurants, and businesses will remain open…

MAC Announces Throwdown Competitors

September 29, 2020

The 9th Annual Throwdown is fast approaching! Join us online via Facebook or Youtube to watch the premiere of the 90-minute art competition on Thursday, October 29th, at 7:30 p.m. This year the competition comes to you in the form of a reality show hosted by NBC15’s Darwin Singleton and a special guest host.    Five…

October Exhibitions: “Annual MAC Members’ Show” and “9th Annual Throwdown – Silent Auction”

September 28, 2020

The Gallery in Room 1927 is open to the public Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our October exhibitions, including our “Annual MAC Members’ Show” and “9th Annual Throwdown Silent Auction,” will hang from October 1st to October 29th. View the complete exhibitions in our Virtual Gallery online here! The 2020 Members’…

Poetry Out Loud 2020-21

September 4, 2020

Alabama high school students, grades 9th through 12th, are invited to participate in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. By performing poetry, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn more about literary history and contemporary life. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure. Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to…

July Exhibitions: “Quarantine Walks,” “Nature’s Lens,” and the “Quilts from Quarantine”

June 25, 2020

The Gallery in Room 1927 is open to the public Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The July exhibitions, “Quarantine Walks,” “Nature’s Lens,” and “Quilts from Quarantine” will hang from July 3rd to August 27th. View the complete exhibitions in our Virtual Gallery online here! Micah Mermilliod presents Fujifilm Instax photographs in…

Summer Camp Roundup: 2020

June 24, 2020

Summer is here and school is out! Despite COVID-19, students can find creative and educational enrichment in the art and science camps listed below. Sign up with a Mobile Arts Council member organization today! Alabama Contemporary Art Center All virtual summer camps include 2 hours of instruction via Zoom at 10 a.m. *A parent or guardian…

Exhibit in the 2020 MAC Members’ Show!

June 23, 2020

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 28TH! Annually, the Mobile Arts Council (MAC) presents the Members’ Show, featuring all of our artist members together. Side by side, MAC members represent the collective style and level of talent within the visual arts community of Mobile. Our members also represent the spectrum of mediums. The 2020 Members’ Show…

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…