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Mobile Arts Council’s – 10th Annual Throwdown

This past Friday night, Marty and I decided to get out to support what we feel is a great cause. The 10th Annual Throwdown, Mobile Arts Council’s (MAC’s) largest annual fundraiser. Whether you are an art enthusiast or just enjoying a great time, this event is interesting for all. The Throwdown consists of a live art competition between five of Mobile’s finest local artists, an all-inclusive silent auction, live music, cold spirits, and delicious food. This year’s artists were John Halliday, Devontae Knight, Mayssam Iskandar, Christopher Murray, and Elizabeth Brooks.

They had 90 minutes to create an original piece of art while utilizing items from a mystery box. At the end of the evening, these one-of-a-kind works were auctioned off, and the artist with the highest bid took home the title of 2022 Throwdown champion. During the competition, we enjoyed music by Ryan Balthrop and catering by Heroes and the Royal Scam.

The food was delicious; we especially loved the gumbo. My daughter had a great time going back and forth, watching each artist working hard on their original piece of art, and delighted in visiting the cheesecake table. We also had fun holding up “support the arts” signs and big paint brushes while posing like Hollywood stars in front of the Mobile Arts Council Background.

The event is held at the USS Battleship’s Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion to add to the enjoyment. So, we got to see many types of aircraft; one was an old presidential helicopter. We left the pavilion to a beautiful sunset overlooking the downtown Mobile cityscape and with a nice feeling. Knowing that ALL the proceeds went towards MAC’s mission: to enrich the quality of life in the Mobile area through increasing accessibility to the arts and to promote a vibrant cultural community. From their website, their vision is to be the leading resource and advocate for the arts and artistic community in the Mobile area. If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member of the Mobile Arts Council, you can visit them here. For more Savour articles, we invite you to follow our blog

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