Celebration of the written, visual, and performing arts
Free interactive artistic experiences for all ages
Showcase of local and regional artists of all genres
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Mobile’s premier annual celebration of the arts offers a weekend of varied artistic experiences and interactive and hands-on activities. It is held every year in the Spring in Mobile, and as of 2014, again in October at the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds.

Join us for another year of fall fun at the Fair! Arts Alive! will play a prominent role in the diverse array of experiences and interactive events offered at the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds. The upcoming festival takes place this Fall from October 30 – November 1 2015: Fri, 4:00 - 8 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6 p.m..

And this year features Food Fight at the Fair! Food Fight is an all-ages construction competition and food drive benefitting the Bay Area Food Bank. Displays will be featured at the Greater Gulf State Fair (Oct 30 - Nov 8, 2015).

Arts Alive! festival admission is included in your purchase of a General Admission ticket to the Greater Gulf State Fair.

Call to Artists

Join us for another year of making art happen! Do you want to participate as a display artist in the juried art show? Visual artists, click the link below to download this year's artist application.

Click Here to Apply

Project Proposals and Application

Have a great idea for an installation, performance or interactive art project? Click this link for a proposal application.

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Arts Alive! strives to cross all genres of art with creative displays of visual, multi-media and performance expression.

Our Fall Festival Partners

The Grounds is a year-round entertainment, convention and commercial venue home to several of the Gulf Coast's largest events. With more than one million annual attendees to our campus, we are a leader in the area of community development. For more information visit: thegroundsmobile.com.

Food Fight at the Fair! is an all-ages construction competition and food drive benefitting the Bay Area Food Bank. Displays will be featured at the Greater Gulf State Fair (Oct 30 - Nov 8, 2015). Please register at www.becauseportfolio.com/food-fight. For info on sponsoring a "name-your-own-award" prize, please email elyse@becauseportfolio.com.

Our Spring Festival Partners

Mobile Aerofest :: Arts Alive! is pleased to announce we will be presenting our annual Spring event as part of the Mobile Aerofest, starting in March 2015. Mobile Aerofest is a multifaceted annual festival to take place at the Mobile Aeroplex on March 20 – 21 2015. The Festival’s mission is to actively improve the lives of America’s injured warriors thanks to a confluence of talent, vision and technology that has never been seen before in the production of a live event. For more information visit: foralltherightreasons.com.

Our Festival Supporters and Sponsors

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Fall 2015 Festival Schedule

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Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - Edgar Degas


We would love to hear from you! Send us an email with questions or comments.

Spring Location:
Brookley Village area
of the Mobile Aeroplex

1891 9th Street
Mobile, Alabama 36615

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October Location:
Greater Gulf
State Fairgrounds

1035 Cody Rd. N
Mobile, Alabama 36608