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Mobile Arts Council unveils newest “Arty”

March 13, 2019

Mobile Arts Council has unveiled the newest design, and artist behind it, for their annual Arty award. Mixed media artist Chris Cumbie was commissioned to create the newest addition to the Arty lineup. The design features three welded metal arrows bundled together and pointing upward on a metal-wrapped wooden base. Cumbie chose three arrows for…

“And the winners are…” Artys winners announced

March 6, 2019

Mobile Arts Council released the names of the 11 recipients of Arty awards for 2018. The honorees this year include: Art Educator – Hosea London Art Soldier – Sherrick Sandy Business – Mobile Public Library Cultural Innovation – Central Arts Collective Design – Mobile Fashion Week Literary Artist – Kevin Lee Organization – Mobile Chamber…

March Exhibitions: R. Warren Goler, Ian Glass, and Central ArtSanctuary

February 21, 2019

Dates: March 1st – 28th, 2019 This March, the Mobile Arts Council will feature works from the Central Arts Collective, Ian Glass, and R. Warren Goler. The Central Arts Collective (also known as the Central ArtSanctuary), is an exhibition and performance space in midtown Mobile that currently hosts 15 artists-in-residence. Of these artists, our exhibition showcases…

Mobile Student Advances to National Poetry Out Loud Competition

February 21, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce that Garrett Whalen, from Baker High School, won 1st place at the Alabama State Finals of Poetry Out Loud! Garrett will receive a cash prize of $200, an additional $400 towards his school’s library, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Finals on behalf of Alabama. Keyshawn…

Mobile Arts Council to host free artist grant workshop

February 12, 2019

The Mobile Arts Council and Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) are offering a free workshop at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center on Feb. 12, 2019. Representatives from the ASCA will be at the workshop to discuss their Individual Artist Fellowship Grants. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask the ASCA questions about artists…

Visual Arts Achievement Winners Announced

February 8, 2019

Every February, the Mobile Arts Council hosts the Visual Arts Achievement Program (VAAP) and Young at Art. VAAP is an arts in education program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and it awards students in grades 6 through 12 that are participating in arts programs within their academic institutions. Young At Art is…

Mural project seeks to inspire and unite

February 8, 2019

Mobile, Ala. – Downtown Mobile will soon be a little brighter thanks to a collaboration between The Jake Peavy Foundation and Mobile Arts Council. The two nonprofits worked together to bring national muralist Skye Walker (yes, that’s his real name) to create Mobile’s newest mural as part of the “Sea to Sea Mural Tour.” The…

Visual Arts Achievement Program & Young at Art

February 1, 2019

Dates: February 5th – 22nd, 2019 This February, the Mobile Arts Council will showcase works from the Visual Arts Achievement Program (VAAP) throughout our galleries. VAAP provides local and state recognition for student achievement in the visual arts. As an arts in education program of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, it awards students…

Mobile Arts Council announces move

January 24, 2019

Mobile, Ala. – After 13 long years on Cathedral Square, the Mobile Arts Council will soon be hosting community art exhibitions at a new location. The arts nonprofit announced today that the organization will remain at their current location, 318 Dauphin Street, until the end of June. The move comes as the result of rising…

Artys Nominations Now Open

January 4, 2019

It’s that time again – the nominations are now open for the Artys, Mobile’s only awards event that recognizes contributions to the local arts community. Anyone can submit a nomination online at https://mobilearts.org/programs/theartysnominations/. You do not need to be a member and you can nominate more than one individual, business, or organization. The nomination period…