The Eastern Shore Art Center (ESAC) will feature the talents of local creatives in raising funds and promoting holiday cheer when they have a holiday ornament sale running Dec. 6 – 21 in their facility at 401 Oak Ave., Fairhope.
All membership levels are welcome to participate and must be current on dues.
Each artist may submit up to five hand-crafted ornaments. Each ornament must be less than six inches in every direction and hang-ready. They do not have to be holiday themed.
Items should be priced to sell at $30 or less. The artist will receive 70 percent of sales, with ESAC receiving 30 percent.
Drop-off is Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unsold items can be picked up Thursday, Jan. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A form can be found at esartcenter.org.
For more information, call 251-928-2228.
MAC news on two fronts
Nominations are now open for The Arty Awards, Mobile’s only award program that acknowledges the contributions made to the Mobile area’s arts and cultural community. Since 2004, the Mobile Arts Council (MAC) has handed out these awards to individuals, organizations and businesses who continue to impact lives.
The ceremony will be Feb. 6, at which the community-nominated winners in 10 categories — art soldier, arts educator, business, cultural innovation, Danielle Juzan performing artist, musical artist, organization, patron, visual artist and lifetime achievement — will receive a limited edition work of art. The 2019 awards will be created by Ardith Goodwin.
If you would like to nominate someone, go to mobilearts.org, look under “programs” and follow the links to an Artys nomination form.
Also, MAC will host their first-ever live Stream-A-Thon on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired communities around the world to give back.
Just open MAC’s Facebook page for interviews and performances from more than 30 different local arts organizations and artists. It will be hosted by MAC Director Lucy Gafford, Kalenski “DJ Dirty Dan” Adams, “The Voice of Mobile” Barry Silverman and MAC Board President John Mims.
Among the participating organizations and artists are Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Bay Area Educators, Azalea City Center for the Arts, Alabama Hues, Central Arts Collective, Corey Harvard, Gulf Coast Ethnic and Heritage Jazz Festival, Jazz Studio, Joe Jefferson Players, Mobile Ballet, Mobile Fashion Week, Mobile International Festival, Mobile Jewish Film Festival, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile Opera, Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Poetry Out Loud, PowerLines Poets, Smokey Jokes comedian Compton Smith, Sway Downtown, The PACT Theatre Company and more.
The campaign is made possible through partnership with the Mobile County Health Department.
Visit the event page for updates, information and a link to stream the live event.
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