The Artys

02/06/2020 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM CT


The Artys is Mobile’s only arts award program that acknowledges the priceless contributions made to our arts and cultural community. For sixteen years, the Mobile Arts Council has presented these awards to recognize the creative achievements of impactful individuals, organizations, and businesses. The community-nominated winners of each category are presented with an Arty, a limited edition work of art created by a different local artist, each year. The 2019 awards will be created by artist Ardith Goodwin. This year's Artys will take place at the Steeple on Saint Francis on Thursday, February 6th from 6 to 9 pm.



The Mobile Arts Council is proud to announce the addition of "The Final Curtain" to the 2020 Artys awards ceremony.  This segment of the event will acknowledge and honor the individuals who have recently passed away (2018-2019).  In order to be in included, each individual must have played a role in impacting the arts and cultural community in our area.




Art Soldier: RSVP Mobile
A person who has had a significant impact through a dedication to volunteering, giving or simply making things happen

Arts Educator: Eric Browne
A teacher or administrator who has made a significant impact

Business: Ashland Gallery
A business in Mobile who has given philanthropic support to the arts and cultural community

Cultural Innovation: Courtney Matthews 
An individual, business, or organization who has made an impact on the arts community in a creative or innovative way

Danielle Juzan - Performing Artist Award: Daniel Mainwaring
A performing artist or group (in classical theater, dance, or music) who has made a positive impace within the creative community

Musical Artist: Robert Holm
A muscial artist or group (all genres) who has made a significant impact 

Organization: Eastern Shore Art Center
A local arts organization that has made a significant impact on the cultural life of our community

Patron: Lynn Henderson Oldshue
A person or organization who has given philanthropic support to the arts and cultural community

Visual Artist: Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough
A visual artist who has made a significant impact

Lifetime Achievement: Bill Barrick
A person who has a legacy of artistic excellence or support and enriched Mobile's arts and cultural community

Literary Artist: Angela Trigg Quarles
A person who has made a significant impact through the written word


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