ADI provides regular public art exhibition opportunities for artists on and around Dauphin Island, monthly open house art celebrations, arts education experiences, art partnerships with local businesses and schools, and an artist run gallery with an art wing run entirely for and by local youths.
This year, ADI is proud to announce its work with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, in the formation of the ARTSealab to promote public understanding of the ecological challenges facing the Gulf of Mexico and its coast, through the dialogs of art, science, and heritage.
The first annual three day “ARTSealab” festival is scheduled for October 26-28, 2018 at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) campus on 101 Bienville Blvd. Dauphin Island, AL 36528.
The ARTSealab festival will “kick-off” with an October 26, Friday night fundraising event at the DISL estuarium featuring a Mobile and Baldwin Counties high school and 2-year college culinary arts seafood competition and fine arts auction with works provided by local artists and fine arts students from the 22 Marine Science Consortia Colleges of Alabama.
On October 27th and 28th, the DISL 40-acre campus will host a two-day indoor and outdoor arts festival. This festival will feature live music, hands-on art and science learning experiences, heritage, and visual artists and their works related to the marine and estuarine life of Alabama from the “Deltas to the Deep Ocean Blue”. A high school arts competition and live open mic featuring Marine Science Consortia poets, writers, and performance artists will be held in the DISL Shelby auditorium.
Proceeds will support Arts and Science Scholarships and Artist in Residency programs at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.