In March 2019, Mobile Fashion Week took home it’s first ARTY AWARD presented by Mobile Arts Council!
The Artys is Mobile’s only arts award program that acknowledges the priceless contributions made to the arts and cultural community. For fourteen years, Mobile Arts Council has presented these awards to recognize the creative achievements of individuals, organizations, and businesses. Each year members of the community submit nominations, which are then narrowed down to three finalists in nine different categories. The winner of each category is announced live at the awards event and presented with the Arty, a limited edition work of art created by a different local artist each year.
A little back story on The Artys and MOBFW, for four years in a row we were nominated for an Arty but narrowly missed out to some other amazing organizations. We always felt like the Susan Lucci of this award, now Mobile Fashion Week has won multiple awards for philanthropy, social media, public relations, etc. but this award was special because FASHION at times gets overlooked by the arts community due to its accessibility and the fact that clothing is so tangible. Being recognized by the Mobile Arts Council and the ARTS COMMUNITY has made the hard work of the designers, models, hairstylists, makeup artist, and crew that present at Mobile Fashion Week, completely worth it!