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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…

Donate Today to Make Art Accessible to All

December 11, 2018

It’s the end of another great year here at the Mobile Arts Council. Our staff of three have worked tirelessly throughout the year, and with the help of patrons like yourself, we have been able to accomplish amazing feats. Most notably, Charting New Directions, our youth education program, has grown tremendously. Have you spotted the…

Holiday Market & Christmas Kids Day

December 6, 2018

Join us on December 8th for the annual Holiday Market and Christmas Kids Day! Come to Mobile Civic Center for locally made arts and crafts, tasty treats, Holiday music, pictures with Santa, performances, and much more! The Holiday Market in the Park will last from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Finish your holiday shopping with one or…

Panama City Beach Artist Finds Relief in Mobile

October 15, 2018

You may have noticed a new face at LoDa ArtWalk and at Market in the Park over the weekend. Artist Lynn Goble had her array of leather and pearl handmade jewelry set up at both events and was grateful for the opportunity. “I’m glad to be able to sell my items and stay busy. There’s…

“My Endless Dreams” Installation Unveiling

October 1, 2018

Date: October 12th, 2018 “My Endless Dreams” is a street-art project based on Sahar K Alford‘s personal experience of growing up as a member of a minority religious group in Iran. Because of her religion, she was denied the right to pursue a higher education. This project is part of #EducationIsNotACrime and the “Changing the World, One Wall…

Cultural Connection: A Collaboration with Strickland Youth Center

August 8, 2018

Over the summer, youth at the James T. Strickland Youth Center had an opportunity to express themselves creatively and make a positive impact on the community through “Cultural Connection.” This project is part of an ongoing collaboration between Strickland and the Mobile Arts Council to transform lives through the arts. “Cultural Connection” features murals and a documentary…