Tape Art Mural & Workshop

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 has created over 500 large murals (approx. 40ft x 40ft or larger) and thousands of smaller drawings on walls around the globe. Tape Art‘s extensive teaching practice has resulted in the introduction of tape drawing to over 50,000 first-time users in a wide range of institutions, including: schools, community centers, elderly homes, hospitals, psych wards, and prisons. While in Mobile, they will be filming a documentary about this impactful work.

Learn more about Tape Art during a free Artist Talk and Demonstration on Wednesday, December 7th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Temple Downtown. All are welcome to attend this workshop sponsored by the Mobile Arts Council. Please register before the event day online using the linked button below!

Come view the Tape Art mural come to life at the Temple throughout the week and talk with the artists during LoDa ArtWalk on December 9th! This month’s ArtWalk will be themed in the Holiday spirit, featuring a balloon extravaganza, visits with Santa, live musical performances, a toy drive, and more. Stop by the Mobile Arts Council’s Gallery @ Room 1927 to see “I am Light” by Ty Tover and “All About the Dress” by Lynne Weeks.

The Tape Art mural is being created starting Saturday, December 3rd and scheduled to be completed by Saturday, December 10th. It will be removed within 24 hours of completion.

Contact Kat Stoves at kat@mobilearts.org with any questions or if you missed the online registration deadline.


  1. Dana Wooten on December 8, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    How does a young artist get the opportunity to sell her artwork in the square? Is there a booth fee?

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