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 director@mobilearts.org. 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

Mobile Natural Beauty – Mural Ribbon Cutting

By mobilearts | August 19, 2019

Come out to Mobile’s newest mural’s ribbon cutting, across from the Mobile Museum of Art, on September 5th at 5:30 PM. “Mobile’s Natural Beauty” was originally created as a feature of the 2019 Festival of Flowers. This giant floral mural, designed by Riley Brenes, was produced by at-risk youth under the instruction of Soynika Edwards-Bush.…

Art as revitalization in AL 200 mural project

By mobilearts | May 15, 2019

Mobile, Ala. – A corner in downtown Mobile is more colorful, thanks to an AL200 project grant. “Faces of Alabama” is colorful mural featuring famous Alabamians who have positively impacted the state, painted by the talented students of Dunbar Magnet School. Dunbar was selected as a bicentennial school this year as part of the state’s bicentennial…

Mural project seeks to inspire and unite

By MK | 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…

Education Is Not A Crime

By mobilearts | November 6, 2018

Sahar Alford recently completed the window installation of her work, “My Endless Dreams,” a project she created through a collaboration with the Mobile Arts Council and female residents at SYC. The project is part of an international movement, Education Is Not A Crime, aimed at raising awareness of human rights issues in Iran. Alford is…

Cultural Connection: A Collaboration with Strickland Youth Center

By mobilearts | 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…