By: Ebonee Burrell | Editor in Chief
Loda Art Walk presents local art, featured galleries, and other handcrafted ideas throughout the streets of Downtown Mobile, Alabama, on the second Friday of every month. Loda Art Walk has been a part of Mobile for over nine years and continues to generate over 1,500 visitors every month.
Loda Spooky Art Walk was on Oct. 11, 2019. Students, locals, and volunteers came out to enjoy a night of exploring the different talents that participate in this event.
The opening of a new art gallery by Trey Oliver, Warden for the Mobile Country’s Sheriff Department, and the gallery owner was held on Dauphin Street’s east end. Oliver realized that he could create art for people besides himself and bring it into the public world.
“I put on a hat and sunglasses and went to set up my table, and I snuck across the street to watch. I was mainly worried about people thinking it looked like crap,” Oliver explained. “My first night I sold nine pieces, a star was born! I could not have won a Grammy and been any happier.”
Lupercalia Art Gallery, located at 358 Dauphin St., will be the newest face of Mobile Arts with featured paintings and collages that were made by inspiring artists. Lupercalia invited many guests to celebrate and enjoy the opening of the new gallery in their best “Roaring 20s” attire to acquire the theme of the speakeasy. The gallery filled an amazed crowd that enjoyed the different visions of art and soft tunes from Roman Street’s live performance.
Loda Art Walk is a staple to Mobile’s arts and culture that invites the public to enjoy different art, food, and music in Downtown Mobile. The event is held through a partnership between the Mobile Arts Council and the City of Mobile Special Events.