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Donate to MAC’s GoFundMe!

April 30, 2020

We want to thank all of those that have donated and continue to give to the Downtown Mobile Alliance‘s #DowntownStrong small business fund! Although we have already met our goal of $1,000 in donations to qualify, we still need to recoup $22,000 from canceled events and fundraisers this year. Since making this video, we are excited to announce…

YouTube Channel Jingle by Eric Marrero

April 20, 2020

Mobile Arts Council (MAC) called for artists to submit six-second sound bites that will open and close MAC video content. Multifaceted musician Eric Marrero answered the call and MAC chose two of his submissions. Hear them now! Marrero, a Mobile, Ala. native, began playing piano at the age of 5. By the start of high…

MAC’s New Virtual Gallery!

March 19, 2020

As the spread of COVID-19 shuts down entertainment and gathering spaces, the Mobile Arts Council (MAC) has temporarily closed the gallery to the public and has launched the MAC Virtual Gallery as of Thursday, March 19, 2020. Each month, our community gallery features new exhibitions of original works created by local and regional artists in our Gallery @ Room 1927, located at 6 South Joachim Street (next…

Taco Takedown 2020 Postponed

March 11, 2020

Due to current information regarding the potential spreading of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and to circumstances beyond our control, Taco Takedown 2020 will be postponed to a later date this year (TBD). The health and safety of the community, guests, event patrons, volunteers, and staff are our top priority. Thank you for your support and for understanding our…

March Exhibitions: Home & Heritage, Universal Beauty

February 26, 2020

Artists Jerry Roldan and Hunter Cobb will be exhibiting January 6th to the 31st in MAC’s Gallery at the Saenger’s Room 1927.

2020 Visual Arts Achievement Program & Young at Art

January 10, 2020

The Mobile Arts Council is accepting entries to the Visual Arts Achievement Program on February 3rd and 4th at the Gallery, Room 1927. This arts education program is an opportunity for students in grades 6 through 12 to be recognized for their contributions to the visual arts at the local and state levels. Concurrently, Young…

The Artys

January 8, 2020

The Artys is Mobile’s only arts award program that acknowledges the priceless contributions made to our arts and cultural community. For sixteen years, the Mobile Arts Council has presented these awards to recognize the creative achievements of impactful individuals, organizations, and businesses. The community-nominated winners of each category are presented with an Arty, a limited…

January Exhibitions: Jerry Roldan and “Vanishing Point”

January 2, 2020

Artists Jerry Roldan and Hunter Cobb will be exhibiting January 6th to the 31st in MAC’s Gallery at the Saenger’s Room 1927.

2019 Fall Fund Drive

December 4, 2019

This year has been one of transformation. We have rebranded, moved, and undergone changes in our staff – all the while facilitating five major public art projects, maintaining our community gallery, promoting and advocating for the arts, regranting funds to artists and arts organizations, and providing educational outreach programs with at-risk youth. Now approaching our…

December Exhibitions: Erin Revere, Benita McNider, and Leslie Baumhower

December 2, 2019

Artists Erin Revere, Benita McNider, and Leslie Baumhower will be exhibiting December 5th to the 20th in MAC’s Gallery at the Saenger’s Room 1927. Erin takes inspiration from the ever-present contrasts of dark verses light and up verses down that fills the world. She finds balance on a canvas and creates the feeling of being…