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

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Mobile’s premier annual celebration of the arts offers three days of varied artistic experiences and interactive and hands-on activities. It is held every year in April in downtown Mobile's Cathedral Square Arts District. The festival takes place this year from April 11-13: Fri, 5-9:30 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun 12-5 p.m. Free admission. We welcome you to come join us for a celebration of the arts as varied as the colors of the rainbow. From recycled fashions to music videos by local musicians and filmmakers, this event will prove to be one of the best yet. Come down for live performances, shop for beautiful artwork and revel in a downtown full of springtime beauty.

Temporal City Festival began in 2011 with an idea and no budget. A group of ten artists was selected and paired with a space in a downtown building or assigned a spot on the street and invited to execute an experimental installation or performance project for anywhere from one day to the entire duration of the weekend. This year the event will take place inside The Temple, 1 block north of Cathedral Square. For more information visit: www.rumorunion.com.

South Sounds Music Festival was conceived 2 years ago with the mission to be "the first festival in the country dedicated entirely to showcasing new Southern music." A roster of more than 40 artists will showcase their talents at venues throughout downtown and on the Arts Alive performance stage in Cathedral Square all weekend long. For more information visit: www.southsoundsfest.com.

Artist Application

Join us for another year of making art happen! Do you want to participate as a display artist in the street art show on Saturday & Sunday of the festival? Click the link below to download this year's artist application.

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2014 Festival Schedule

Find out what`s going on for the 2014 Arts Alive Festival.
Temporal City begins Thursday with a tour at 7pm

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


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300 Conti St.
Mobile, Alabama 36602

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