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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:…

“Gift a Glass” & Give to the Arts!

November 2, 2021

Gift a glass, sip and support the Arts at Downtown’s local breweries! The Mobile Arts Council’s 2021 holiday fundraiser costs $75 per participant. Each “Gift a Glass” purchase includes: –  a limited edition handblown pint glass by Muffinjaw Designs  –  a draft pint of your choice at each of Mobile’s local breweries: Braided River Brewing, Iron Hand Brewing, Old Majestic…

November/December Exhibitions: “The Flora-Bama Paintings” & the Bay Area Art Educator’s “Annual Fall Exhibition”

November 1, 2021

This November and December, the Mobile Arts Council’s Gallery @ Room 1927 will feature two exhibitions: The Flora-Bama Paintings by Pixie Alexander and the Bay Area Art Educator’s Annual Fall 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 exhibitions will hang…

2021 Fall Market in the Park

October 22, 2021

The City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department presents the Market in the Park in Cathedral Square! After a year-long hiatus, we are excited to be back for this seasonal event, cherished by residents and visitors of Downtown Mobile. The market features local artisans, farmers and so much more. Arts & Crafts vendors will be…

Leveraging Social Media & PR for your Business – A MAC Member Workshop

October 12, 2021

Join Shellie Teague, Social Butterfly of Proxi Public Relations, to get tips on how to leverage social media & PR for your business. Learn how to craft the stories that will cultivate relationships for your brand as well as strategies and solutions for managing your social media. Shellie has been in the public relations field…

October Exhibitions: “A Celebration of Hispanic Artists” & “Furnishing America – The Ages of Quality Craftsmanship”

October 1, 2021

This October, MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 will feature two exhibitions: “A Celebration of Hispanic Artists” and “Furnishing America – The Ages of Quality Craftsmanship.” 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, October 29th. In conjunction…

August-September Exhibition: 2021 MAC Members’ Show

August 9, 2021

Each year the Mobile Arts Council hosts our Annual MAC Members’ Show. This year’s exhibition is sponsored by the Dempsey & Litchfield Fund and features 44+ artists in a variety of artistic mediums and styles representative of our area. Unlike our typical month-long exhibitions, this show will be featured in our gallery throughout the months…