Public Art

Experience Public Art

The City of Mobile and the Mobile Arts Council have partnered together to create an interactive map highlighting dozens of fantastic public artworks in Downtown Mobile.

From unique sculptures and breathtaking murals to hand-painted utility boxes and the Mobile Bay Oyster Trail, there is a wide variety of artwork throughout Mobile’s downtown. The Mobile Public Art Experience chronicles all of those works — more than 70 pieces of art — in one easy-to-use online map. It’s perfect for visitors exploring the city and locals who want to find all of Mobile’s public works of art.

Developed by the City of Mobile’s GIS Department, the map features the names, locations and details of the public artworks that contribute to downtown Mobile’s rich character. The Mobile Arts Council also worked to compile information about these various pieces and the artists behind them.

While the initial focus of the public art map is on downtown, the city will soon expand its effort with the Mobile Arts Council to include additional pieces of public art throughout Mobile, such as the outdoor sculptures at the Mobile Museum of Art, the Geri Moulton Children’s Park and many other locations.

This project was preceded by Leadership Mobile's 2017 Arts & Culture Team's creation of Mobile ArtGO!, a Google map, website, and walking tour brochure created by Holdenquinn and the Mobile County Health Department.

If you are interested in assisting with updates to this program, please contact Lucy Gafford at We are in the process of updating the remaining artwork throughout Mobile and plan to print new brochures. We are always in need of volunteers to help document new artworks!

Project Highlights

Call for Summer Camp Info!

By Kat Stoves | January 26, 2024

Although we’re in the thick of the Mardi Gras season, we’re not sleeping on Summer being just around the corner! Now is the time that parents and young artists are thinking about their summer plans, and we’re here to help! Every year we compile a detailed list of children’s summer camps offered by our fantastic…

Sculpture Finalists for Mobile County’s Isom Clemon Civil Rights Memorial Park Announced

By mobilearts | June 27, 2023

On behalf of the Mobile County Commission, the Mobile Arts Council is pleased to announce the finalists for the Isom Clemon Civil Rights Memorial Park sculpture project. The goal of this project is to create dignified statuary honoring Isom Clemon that is accessible and cohesive with the County’s plan to develop Mobile County Civil Rights…

Chickasabogue Park – Conference Center Window Design Contest

By mobilearts | April 2, 2023

The Mobile Arts Council is searching for an artist to create a design to be laminated inside the windows of the new Chickasabogue Conference Center entrance. The chosen winner will receive $5,000. Submissions are due by the end of day on May 31st, 2023. Eligibility: • Artist must be 18 years of age or older and must reside…

Tape Art Mural & Workshop

By mobilearts | November 29, 2022

This December, downtown Mobile will welcome Tape Art artists Michael Townsend and Leah Smith to create a massive work of art on the outside of the Temple Downtown. Tape Art is an evolving group of public artists who create large-scale temporary drawings and installations out of low-adhesive tape. Over the last 33 years, Tape Art…

Utility Box Art

By mobilearts | September 21, 2022

Thanks to a grant from the Downtown Mobile Alliance‘s MOBilize Fund and various private donors, we have made headway towards our newest public art initiative! So far, 25 utility boxes have been painted or wrapped throughout downtown, and more are in the works! We are currently at capacity for art submissions for this project through…

Taylor Park Mural Additions Complete

By mobilearts | July 20, 2022

We are happy to announce additional improvements to the Taylor Park Community Center through a partnership with the James T. Strickland Youth Center. This community art project was done in conjunction with an Urban Gardening program organized by the Mobile Urban Growers and Keep Mobile Beautiful. Artist Zach DePolo has worked with area artists and…

Celebrating Eugene Walter

By mobilearts | May 12, 2022

Eugene Ferdinand Walter, Jr. (November 30, 1921 – March 29, 1998) was an American screenwriter, poet, short-story author, actor, puppeteer, gourmet chef, cryptographer, translator, editor, costume designer and well-known raconteur. Walter was labeled “Mobile’s Renaissance Man” because of his diverse activities in many areas of the arts. In later life, he maintained a connection with Mobile…

Hall of Fame Courtyard Finalists on Display

By mobilearts | December 9, 2021

In December 2021, MAC featured a few versions of a familiar face. Showcasing artists from all over the country, MAC’s Gallery @ Room 1927 displayed 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: Willie McCovey, Satchel…

United Way Pledge Mural

By mobilearts | November 13, 2021

Early September 2021, the Mobile Arts Council’s staff, along with a group of community volunteers and artists, painted a mural designed by Ginger Woechan on behalf of United Way of Southwest Alabama. This mural represents the different pillars of their organization, and served to bring color and liveliness to the side of their office space…

Welcome to Mobile Mural

By mobilearts | October 7, 2021

The Welcome to Mobile mural was painted at 714 Dauphin Street (facing Scott Street) on Saturday, October 2, 2021. Sarah Beth Bexley, designer of the Mural, invited the community to come out and be part of creating this new photo spot in downtown Mobile. Much to her delight, nearly one thousand people stopped by the mural to…