The 10 Best Art Galleries In Mobile, Alabama

Lauren England

Mobile boasts a variety of exhibition spaces; downtown’s creative hub and galleries across the city showcase local and international artists working with an incredibly broad spectrum of media, from painting to sound installation and performance art. Pushing boundaries and encouraging cultural exchange, Mobile has a lot to offer contemporary art lovers, and here are ten spaces where you can see the best of the city’s art.

1. Alabama Contemporary Arts Center


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Non-profit contemporary arts center Alabama Contemporary Arts Center (AC) was founded in 1999 and can be found in the heart of Mobile’s historic and artistic downtown area on Cathedral Square. The Center’s mission is to establish themselves as a driving force in Southeastern contemporary art and to redefine the role of contemporary arts organizations. Works on show at AC are designed to engage the Mobile community in cultural debates. Exhibitions also showcase a wide variety artistic approaches and media by work by local, national and international artists such as visual and performance artist Mario Ybarra Jr. and sound artist Kristín Pora Haraldsdottir.

2. Art(ology)

Art Gallery

Artology Inc, Mobile
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The eclectic gallery and gifts co-op Art(ology) is run by eight local female artists: Ardith Goodwin, Marsha Sutton, Gail Rancier Wilson, Michelle Foreman Leech, Claire Noojin, Susan Wertelecki, Yevette Ward and Bryant Whelan. Founded in 2010 by Ardith Goodwin, Art(ology) can be found in Cathedral Square at the heart of Mobile’s vibrant arts district. Although officially a fine art gallery, Art(ology) also features a wide range of jewelry, mixed media artworks, hand-bound books and unique gifts and is the downtown distributor for Tyler Candles. In addition to exhibitions and regular participation in the Mobile Arts Alive Weekend, which is held annually on the second week in April, Art(ology) also runs a variety of art classes throughout the summer months.

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