Shaking up the traditional silent auction, Mobile Arts Council has created an event that you don’t want to miss – Artworks Throwdown 2!

This one-of-a-kind silent auction/ loud party features a competition like none other seen in Mobile. Inspired by concepts from some of TV’s most-loved competition shows, Mobile Arts Council has drafted local artists to compete in a battle of creativity.

This year’s competitors are Riley Brenes, David Hebert, Amanda Youngblood, the duo of Yuko Jordan and Satomi Kamei, and, returning to defend his title, Jim Hayward. Each will be given a box with mystery items, a shared supply closet, and 90 minutes to create new works of art. The art will be sold in a live auction at the end of the evening.

The silent auction consists of items donated by area artists and organizations, ranging from paintings, photographs, ceramics and sculptures to tickets for performances and weekend get-a-ways.

While watching the competition and bidding, you can enjoy dancing to the spins of local D.J. Bob Kohrman, food provided by Heroes and The Royal Scam, plenty of beer, wine and, of course, MAC’s signature drink Red Roosters.

ART Works is Mobile Arts Council’s largest annual fundraiser, and all proceeds go to support our mission of bringing people and art together.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. You can purchase them at MAC (318 Dauphin St.) or online at Brown Paper Tickets.