Final Sunset Concert of the Season As the curtain draws to a close on the 2018 Sunset Concert series sponsored by the town of Dauphin Island, we do so at historic Fort Gaines on Sunday, October 14 at 430pm featuring the enchanting music of Roman Street. As always, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray (just in case). Admission is $5 per person (age 13 & up) with pre-teens enjoying free admission. To ensure safety, representatives with Fort Gaines respectfully request that all concert-goers remain on the Great Lawn during the event and refrain from accessing the upper levels of the structure. Smokers are also asked to sit in the designated section so that everyone can enjoy the show. See you there!
Dauphin Island Heritage & Arts Council DIHAC brings a night of mid-century modern glam and coastal chic to the island with its 2nd Annual Gulf Seafood Gala on October 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Isle Dauphine Club. Come celebrate the Club’s 60th Anniversary, and enjoy outstanding Alabama Gulf seafood cuisine, local art, music and dancing in this historic gulf-front venue. The Gulf Seafood Gala has been endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission as an official 200Alabama Bicentennial event. Admission is by advanced ticket purchase only. Tickets are $75 each and are available online at www.dauphinislandarts.org, or at the Dauphin Island Gallery at 918A Bienville Boulevard on the island. The Dauphin Island Gallery will be a featured location on the upcoming Art Trail on Saturday, October 13. DIHAC’s participating artists will be set up outside, and more art will be available inside. Be sure to stop by! DIHAC has partnered with Dauphin Island Elementary School to provide an exciting art education and enrichment program for all grades for the current school year. Students will do a comprehensive study of selected Masters, will learn the basics of the subject artist’s technique and will create individual art inspired by the study. This program is volunteer-powered and funded by donor support. We welcome anyone who has an interest in working with DIHAC’s youth education program. Contact Melinda Hollingsworth at 205/527-2425. There will be no Last Friday Art Night open house at the gallery in September due to the date’s proximity to the Gulf Seafood Gala. October LFAN is scheduled for October 26 and will be the opening reception for Guest Artist, Mary “Ching” Walters. Ching has designed postage stamps for over 30 foreign countries, has illustrated greeting cards and children’s books and her designs have been cast in bronze by the Mississippi DOT and installed on Biloxi Bay Bridge. Ching most recently lived and painted for five years in the Piemonte region of Italy, and currently resides in Loxley, Alabama. Ching is represented in galleries in three states, and counts among her prominent past clients and outlets the National Wildlife Federation, The National Audubon Society, the World Wildlife Fund, the Gibson-Riley Gallery of Houston, Sunshine Greetings and the Children’s Press of Chicago. DIHAC is pleased to present the art of Ching to the Dauphin Island Community!
8th Annual DI Art Trail
Discover Dauphin Island, the “Arts Island”, when over 40 artists from the Gulf Coast display their works outdoors at the DI Art Trail on Saturday, October 13 from 9am-4pm. This free popular event brings together artists, art galleries and local businesses through 12 different “stops” across the island. Take the FREE island shuttle, drive, walk or bike your way around the venues to view and purchase art. Make sure to get your “Trail Map” stamped at each location to be eligible for fabulous prize drawings at the end of the day. No purchase necessary and you don’t have to be present to win! The event is sponsored by the DI Chamber of Commerce and coordinated by Art Does It, an island-based art gallery. For more info please visit www.arttrail.artdoesit.com,contact email@example.com or call (251) 214-6485.
ARTSealab Festival The first annual three day “ARTSealab” festival is scheduled for October 26-28, 2018 at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) campus. Festivities and public workshops include: A Friday night culinary arts competition and gala “Forks and Corks” at the DISL estuarium, with live music provided by the String Slingers (tickets are $30.00, $50/couple), a weekend long juried and judged free outdoor arts and fine craft show, the Marine Debris 3-D arts competition on 10/27 with a free arts and science workshop Saturday 10/20at the DISL led by Marine Educator Jennifer Latour (pre-registration at marinedebris.artsealab.org), the EcoLits Art project featuring the Univ. of Alabama “Found at Sea” free Chapbook and print making community workshop series (10/25-10/27), Featured Poet Kwoya Maples public reading, free community writing activities with writers from the Univ. of Alabama and Univ. South Alabama, and “Diving into the Wreck: a community conversation with Poets and Scientists 10/27 (chapbook workshop pre-registration www.ecolit.artsealab.org) “Love Our Gulf” middle school and high school art competition exhibit, Folk art demonstrations, children’s choir, Book signing and crafts with Children’s Book author Irene Latham “Love, Agnes: Postcards from an Octopus”, Community booths and Free Children’s art + science activity tents. Art Sea Lab is a collaboration between ArtDoes It, (ADI) a non-profit arts organization and Alabama’s Marine Science Consortium, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL). Art Sea Lab’s mission is to enhance the public understanding of the ecological challenges facing the Northern Gulf of Mexico and its coast through the dialog of art, science, and folk life. If you are an artist/crafter/performer or community group interested in exhibiting or a potential arts event sponsor please visit www.artsealab.org or call Regina Kollegger of ADI- 251-214-6485, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Plant Sale and Give-Away Set Mark your calendars and plan to stop in at the Fall Plant Sale & Give-Away on Saturday, October 6! Sponsored by the Town of Dauphin Island, this popular event brings together multiple vendors offering a wide variety of plants (indoor & outdoor), trees, shrubs, sea oats and much more while Dauphin Island property owners can take home FREE plants as well! The plant sale will be held in front of Green Park from 9am-noon.
St. Francis Episcopal Sets Fall Bazaar The annual St. Francis Episcopal Church White Elephant Sale & Fall Bazaar is set for Saturday, November 10 from 9am-2pm and you’ll definitely want to be there for the fun, food, fellowship and finds! As usual, the entire porch area will be filled with a large variety of items for sale and a Silent Auction will offer dozens of unique gift ideas for that special someone. A delicious array of foods will also be available including baked goods, casseroles, gumbo, homemade pickles (yum, yum!), soups and (of course) Wimberly Hory’s Famous Chicken Salad! A great time to stock up your freezer for the upcoming holidays! Need a sago palm? They’ve got ‘em. If you’d like to be part of the White Elephant Sale just bring a table, chair(s) and items to sell and they’ll provide you with a 12’x12’ space for a $20 fee that will be donated to charity (ex. Ozanam Pharmacy, Victory Health partners, SOMI, Penelope House and more). No reservations necessary! For more info please contact Kathleen (318) 393-4354 or Cissy (318) 548-4376.
Historic Fort Gaines Hosting Events On October 26-28, the Baron of Osprey will present “Life in the Middle Ages” at historic Fort Gaines. Hosted by the Society of Creative Anachronism, you’ll have a front row seat to view Knights in armor as they storm the castle, witness melees and sieges, and visit with Lords, Ladies, Artists and Medieval Merchants! On November 17, come and witness a day in the life of a WWII Soldier at this annual living history event. The soldiers will be performing drills throughout the day and there will be authentic camping and blacksmithing in the original blacksmith shop. On December 8 (9am-5pm), you are invited to experience a Christmas of “Days Gone By” at this popular event for the entire family. Join soldiers and their families from the 1700’s-1900’s as they celebrate a non-commercial Christmas. Visiting children will have an opportunity to create seashell ornaments and other holiday decorations! For more info call 861-6992.
Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride 2018 Halloween will be here before you can say “boo” and plans are already in place for the annual Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride here on Dauphin Island. Participants are asked to gather at Green Park at 6pm on Friday, October 26 for a frighteningly good time. The route will take riders to Fort Gaines, Goat Trees and other ghoulish sites along the way before returning to Green Park. This family-friendly event encourages creative costumes, offers goodies to the youngest ghosts and goblins and collects donations for the Animal Rescue Foundation on Rangeline Road. For more info contact Terri Phillips (251) 377-1100 or Susan Fairbanks (630) 335-6034.
ART DOES IT Please join us in celebrating our artist-run gallery on “Second Sundays with the Arts” featuring painter Carol Furman and her show “A Naturalist’s Perspective” Sunday, October 14, from 3-5 pm. Interested in “brushing-up” your skills in painting? Join painter Margie Delcambre for weekly Monday painting classes 10am-1pm. Please bring your own supplies. $10.00/session. Calling all young artists–join us for our monthly Youth Arts Club led by Vicki Henderson-Stewart every third Monday of the month from 4:30pm-6pm. Free to all youths. Art supplies provided through the generosity of the St. Edmund’s Mens Club. The gallery, located at 1101 Bienville Blvd, is open Thursday and Friday 12-6pm, Saturday, 10-4pm and is home to many local and seasonal artists. For more information regarding exhibition opportunities and arts instruction, please contact Regina Kollegger 251-214-6485, email@example.com.
Triathlon Info The Mobile Bar Foundation’s third annual Tri The Gulf triathlon will be held on SATURDAY, October 20, 2018 (730am-10am) on Dauphin Island. Although it will be based at the Isle Dauphine Club, the event will involve numerous island roads and the DI bridge as part of the bike and run portions of the competition. Access across the DI Bridge will be limited to one lane, one-way traffic commencing at 6:30am with police escort in place to ensure safety. This will continue until the last athlete has completed the bike course or 10:00 a.m., whichever occurs first. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot along the race route where some 300 athletes will be participating. For more information check out the event website at www.trithegulf.com.