Staff Size: 2?10 people
Pro Tip: Members enjoy free admission, discounts, and invitations to exclusive events and opportunities.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: World-class contemporary art exhibitions
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
See the Centre for the Living Arts press page for more info.
Q&A with Emily Day, Director Of Development
I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?
Put on your thinking caps. CLA is more than just a contemporary art space. Our quest is to marshall global artistic talent to engage the community in themes and topics that are uniquely relevant to the Gulf Coast. We do this with monumental nine-month initiatives, including a major exhibition of contemporary art that catalyzes a robust series of educational and public programs for all ages.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
There is nothing like CLA on the Gulf Coast. Our 16,000 square foot gallery is housed in the former Press Register building, giving us the ability to commission and install interactive, large-scale art installations that invite visitors to participate in exhibition-related programs throughout the year.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Memberships provide a vital, consistent base of support for CLA programs and exhibitions. By joining CLA, you make the statement that in our new global city, a world-class contemporary art center is not only an amenity, but an expectation.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Yes, our visiting artists are our greatest assets, ambassadors, and friends. They help CLA bring the world to Mobile, and Mobile to the world.