The Artys

Join us for the Artys!

Join us for our annual arts awards event, the Artys, presented by Mobile Arts Council. Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced in 11 categories, including: Lifetime Achievement, Patron, Art Soldier, Arts Educator, Business, Cultural Innovation, Design, Literary Artist, Organization, Performing Artist, and Visual Artist. Finalists in each category include: Art Soldier: Kalenski Adams, Donna and Joe Camp, Jason McKenzie Arts Educator: Stephen French, Lydia Host, Chris Paragone Business: Callaghan’s, Kazoola, The Steeple Cultural Innovation: Lynn Henderson Oldshue, Charlana Quiovers, Cathe Steele Design: Julia Greer Fobes, Stephen McNair, Patricia Richardson Literary Artist: Emily Blejwas, Frye Gaillard, Chris “Champ” Napier Organization: Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Comedy Whatever, Crescent Theater Performing Artist: Robert Holm, Alvin King, Lynn Mackie Visual Artist: Sean Herman, Vincent Lawson, Labarron Lewis Winners will be announced live at the event and presented with a limited-edition work of art created by local artist April Livingston. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 6 p.m. at The Steeple, located at 251 St. Francis Street, Mobile, Ala. 36602. Advance tickets are available now for $35 until January 12, 2018 and include food, live music, and two drink tickets. After January 12, 2018, tickets will be $45. This year’s Artys are made possible through the support of The Jake Peavy FoundationBienville Books, and Hand Arendall. For sponsorship information, please email Angela Montgomery at or call 251-432-9796. Buy tickets here. 

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