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March Exhibitions: “A Walk in the Woods” by Wendy Allen, “Wildlife Wedding Cakes” by Nancy Milford, & the “Bienville Fallen Oak Exhibition”

March 3, 2022

This March, the Mobile Arts Council’s Gallery @ Room 1927 will feature three exhibitions: A Walk in the Woods by Wendy Allen, Wildlife Wedding Cakes by Nancy Milford, and the Fallen Bienville Oak Exhibition. Gallery Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays – Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. These…

2022 Mystic SOBs

February 7, 2022

It’s quickly approaching that fun and furry time of the year. The 2022 Mystic Squirrels of Bienville (Mystic SOBs) is open for sign up online here! The Mystic SOBs will be parading at the “tail” end of the Joe Cain Marching Society’s People’s Parade on Sunday, February 27th. Registration includes the parade day party, a…

Celebrating Black Artists

January 28, 2022

This February, in recognition of Black History Month, the Mobile Arts Council will be highlighting local, Black creatives on our social media. This year, the Black History Month theme is Black Health and Wellness. While it is encouraged that you submit any works that fall under that theme, it is not a requirement. For more…

Get your tickets for the 17th Annual Artys

January 10, 2022

The Mobile Arts Council (MAC) announces ticket sales for the 17th Annual Artys. Tickets are now available for $35 and will remain available for purchase online until January 26th. Tickets will also be available at the door for $45. The event will take place on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 from 7 to 9 p.m. at…

January Exhibitions: “Carnival” by Bill Woolley & “Thrown Art” by Steve Joynt

January 7, 2022

This January, the Mobile Arts Council’s Gallery @ Room 1927 will feature two exhibitions: Carnival by Bill Woolley and Thrown Art by Steve Joynt. Gallery Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays – Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. These exhibitions will hang through Friday, January 28th. William Matthew Woolley,…

“Five” Biennial College Art Competition

January 1, 2022

“Five” is a juried exhibition of work by students at the area’s five colleges and universities, sponsored every other year by the Mobile Arts Council (MAC). The 2022 exhibition will be displayed in the MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 (6 South Joachim Street) from April 5th through 30th, with a reception and awards presentation during…

Poetry Out Loud 2021-22

December 17, 2021

Every year 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…

Teach Art in 2022!

December 16, 2021

The Mobile Arts Council (MAC) and the City of Mobile are searching for art teachers in all subjects for possible teaching positions throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2022. These positions potentially include all performing, music, and visual arts mediums. We will use this database to connect local creatives with teaching opportunities for artist-led…

2022 Visual Arts Achievement Program & Young at Art

December 14, 2021

The Mobile Arts Council is now accepting entries for the 2022 District 1 Visual Arts Achievement Program and Young at Art! This year, we are planning on returning to the strictly in-person competition. If you are interested in a virtual competition, please contact us for consideration. Those eligible for District 1 include public and private…

Hall of Fame Courtyard Finalists on Display

December 9, 2021

Stop by MAC this month to see a few versions of a familiar face. Featuring artists from all over the country, MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 is showcasing five renditions of Hank Aaron at bat by the finalists from the Hall of Fame Courtyard. The courtyard also will include Mobile’s other baseball Hall of Famers:…