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January Exhibitions: Art For All and Nancy Goodman

January 6, 2021

This month we will be featuring two exhibitions: Art For All and Nancy Goodman’s Quilts. These pieces will hang through the end of January in the Mobile Arts Council’s Gallery @ Room 1927. The gallery is open to the public Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Mobile Arts Council, The Central…

Poetry Out Loud: Alabama Region 1 Results

January 5, 2021

This year, the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest has gone virtual – and our competition took place this December via Zoom. We extend our gratitude to this year’s esteemed judges, including Roslyn Spencer, Jason McKenzie, Jennifer Jasgur, and Jessica Vickery! Unlike the typical program – featuring a day full of live student recitations –…

17th Annual Artys Nominations Open

November 23, 2020

The Artys is Mobile’s only arts award program that acknowledges the priceless contributions made through all realms of our arts and cultural community. For seventeen years, Mobile Arts Council has presented these awards to recognize the creative achievements of individuals, organizations, and businesses. Each year members of the community submit nominations, which are then narrowed…

#GivingMobileArt

November 20, 2020

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Help us by #GivingMobileArt for #GivingTuesday! Any contribution you make will make…

Bienville Oaks: Artists Wanted for Fallen Trees

November 17, 2020

Apply online through the application to be eligible for a piece of wood from the fallen Bienville oaks. The information provided will be used to determine the artistic merit of those interested and help us determine how to divide the salvageable wood from Bienville Square. This application will close after Tuesday, December 1st, and we…

Mobile Arts Council Announces 2021 Community Arts Grants for Local Arts Organizations

November 16, 2020

The Mobile Arts Council (MAC) has opened submissions for its 2021 community arts grants. MAC is granting three $1800 stipends towards Mobile area arts organizations. Funding will be available for organizations involved with any art mediums: crafts, dance, design, fine art, media/photography, music, literature, or theater. Projects may include classes, workshops, guest artists, performances, exhibits,…

November Exhibitions: Mobile Art Association and Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society

November 4, 2020

The Gallery in Room 1927 is open to the public Wednesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our November exhibitions include the works from the Mobile Art Association and the Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society. The exhibitions will hang from November 6th to December 17th. We will remain closed November 25th – 27th for…

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…

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…