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Summer 2018 Issue

August 1, 2018

ArtSealab Festival - Scheduled for October 26-28, 2018

We believe in the power of the creative arts to raise awareness of the Gulf's beauty, resources, and the ecological challenges it faces.
- Artsealab Creative Advocacy
ARTSealab is a collaboration between Art Does It (ADI), a nonprofit arts organization, and Alabama's Marine Science Consortium, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL).

ARTSealabs mission is to enhance the public understanding of the ecological challenges facing the Northern Gulf of Mexico and its coast through the dialogs of art, science, and folk life.

The first annual three day ARTSealab festival is scheduled for October 26-28, 2018 at the DISL campus on 101 Bienville Boulevard, Dauphin Island, AL 36528.

The ARTSealab festival will kick-off with an October 26, Friday night Forks and Corks culinary event at the DISL estuarium featuring a live Mobile County High School Culinary Arts seafood competition and aquaculture education.

On October 27th and 28th, the DISL 36-acre campus will host a two-day indoor and juried outdoor arts festival. This festival will feature: live music, hands-on art and science learning experiences, a Marine Debris 3D competition, Gulf Folk Life demonstrations, community booths. Also featured are visual artists and their works related to the marine and estuarine life of Alabama, from the Deltas to the Deep Ocean Blue. A middle and high school online arts competition, Love Our Gulf www.loveourgulf.org, and a live open mic featuring Marine Science Consortia eco-poets, community poetry writing projects, and chapbook print making will be held in the DISL Shelby auditorium and Estuarium Schooling Room.

Proceeds from the festival will support Arts and Science Scholarships and Artist in Residency programs at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.

If you are an artist or community group interested in exhibiting, or a potential arts event sponsor, please contact Regina Kollegger at ADI, 251-214-6485, regina@artdoesit.com.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Forks and Corks Culinary Competition, please contact Lori Angelo at DISL, 251-861-2141, langelo@disl.org.

For more information on ARTSealab, see http://artsealab.org/.