The 9th Annual Throwdown, MAC’s biggest fundraising event, will be a part virtual, part live experience. The 2020 art competition will happen in the style of a reality show on MAC’s Facebook and YouTube accounts on Thursday, October 29th! Our 2020 Throwdown artists include Monica J. Beasley, Soynika Edwards-Bush, Steve Joynt, Abe Partridge, and Kathleen Kirk Stoves. Each artist will have 90 minutes to create an original piece of artwork using an 18x24" surface while incorporating items from a mystery box. The artwork created will be available for auction online at the end of the evening. Our event host is WPMI Local 15's Darwin Singleton, and this year's competition will feature some spooky surprises!
Everyone will have access to bid online in the silent auction and buy tickets for prize giveaways throughout October, as well as the opportunity to watch and win one of five original works of art created during the Throwdown event. All bidding and ticket purchases will close at midnight on November 1st.
Last Year's Highlights: The 8th Annual Throwdown
Last year's Throwdown was our biggest event yet! We want to thank all of those who attended, everyone who donated towards our silent auction, our wonderful volunteers, and our competing artists for donating their time and talent on MAC's behalf. This year's competitors were Anna-Marie Babington, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, Brandin Stallworth, Patrick Tucker, and Ginger Woechan. The competition results were incredibly close, but ultimately the winner was Anna-Marie Babington, who is now our new Throwdown champion!
Attendees enjoyed live music by Rogerwood featuring Roger Fritz and catering by Heroes, The Royal Scam, and desserts by The Simple Greek. The evening was emceed by the only-and-only Darwin Singleton.
All funds raised will go towards MAC’s mission: to enrich the quality of life in the Mobile area through increasing accessibility to the arts and promoting a vibrant cultural community.
Special thanks to our event sponsors: Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC, Alabama Public Radio, T.S. Wall & Sons, Hackbarth Delivery Service, Thompson Engineering, Heroes, the Royal Scam, the Simple Greek, Gulf Coast Distributing, Sweetwater, Showbiz Theatrical Services, Berney Office Solutions, and Crescent Theater.
Photos by Mike Kittrell.