Central Midtown Turquoise Doors

Free Family Promise Benefit Concert

Where Can Creatives Be Creative?

Many nonprofits, counselors, and creatives yearn for a safe and energy-filled space to work. For over a decade, Central Midtown has been building community by mobilizing creativity and providing space for people like you to create, meet, host, and grow.

Space for Studio, Work, or Events

The Members of Central Midtown believe:

  • We are better and stronger when we’re part of a supportive community
  • Beautiful things bloom when we surround ourselves with what we value most
  • Helping others reach their creative potential nurtures our own making and growing

Central Midtown is here to help bring your creative dream to reality.

Love All Pantry Tuesday Distribution
Striving for Inclusivity

Central Midtown is home to dozens of artist studios, the Love All Food Pantry, Safe2BU LGBTQ+ Counseling Center and a host of events including vegan dinners, drag shows, and church services.

Affordable Natural Light Spaces

We have a range of high-quality dedicated studios, hot-desks, and event spaces with the common goal of creating communities that work toward a better collective whole. Available now: hot desks as well as event and workshop space.

Creative Synergy

The creative potential is unlimited when you have artists, creatives, and non-profits learning from each other, helping each other, and growing together.

3 Easy Steps

1.
Schedule a Tour
2.
Commit to a Spirit of Collaboration
3.
Begin Your New Chapter

What is Central Midtown?

Central Midtown is passionate about providing space where creativity, community action, and healing flourish in an environment of collaboration. What does this mean?

Recently, Small Craft Studio owner and Central Midtown tenant Deirdre Sanders heard that Family Promise (a nonprofit in the building) had gained new staff, and offered to host a team retreat for the staff of caseworkers. Deirdre led a workshop on Gelli Prints for the staff, who had a great time and were able to bond together without talking about work or clients.

When LeaAyn Shurley, tenant and owner of Moonstruck Pottery, heard about Art Soup Mobile, a benefit for Love All Pantry another nonprofit at Central, she offered to make bowls for the fundraiser. In 2022, she made 250 bowls and hosted painting parties where people from the community and community groups came to paint the bowls that were then fired and included in the price of admission for Art Soup raising thousands of dollars for the Pantry.

Co-Working Spaces

We want you to join us at Central Midtown, an inclusive group of over 40 creatives and nonprofits who regularly collaborate.

$80/month

Spotlight

Soynika Edwards-Bush 

Soynika Edwards-Bush, a self-taught artist hailing from Prichard, Alabama, is a passionate advocate for Black representation in the world of art and beyond. Her artistic journey, beginning in the heart of her community, has grown into a powerful force for change. Through her evocative portraiture, often inspired by found photographs, she sheds light on the profound beauty and resilience of Black individuals. But her activism extends beyond the canvas. Soynika is deeply engaged in community outreach, collaborating with organizations like Legacy 166 and the Boys and Girls Club to bring the transformative power of art into the lives of children. She’s a recipient of the Visual Artist of the Year Award and has participated in prestigious exhibitions such as “Mama these look like lost Souls” and “Justice not Favor, Women’s Suffrage Exhibition.” Soynika is not just an artist but a catalyst for change, shaping narratives and fostering hope through her unwavering commitment to art and activism.

Communities

Central Presbyterian Church

Love all is what we believe at Central. We are so much more than a church; we’re a place to lift up those in need – no matter their needs, without judgement, prejudice, assumptions, or ultimatums.

ArtSanctuary

Central ArtSanctuary is an exhibit and performance space in midtown Mobile.

Focus Empowers
FOCUS Empowers

Their mission is to educate, encourage, and empower women and girls through online content, education, and in-person events.

Moon Struck Makers Space
Moon Struck Makers Space

Offers full-access membership to a dream pottery studio with all the equipment needed including twelve pottery wheels, a slab roller, extruder, kilns, and everything else a budding potter needs to flourish

The Black Ink Coalition
The Black Ink Coalition

Independent publishing service that works to help authors self-publish and promote ndependent publishing service that works to help authors self-publish and promote their works in a stress-free, personal and creative

Non-Profits

Family Promise

​Approximately 600 individuals are homeless every night in Mobile County.​ Family Promise partners with congregations and civic groups to offer children and their families a safe place to sleep and hope.

Love All Pantry

An inclusive community of volunteers and donors providing nutritious groceries to more than 1000 food insecure families a month. For only $10, the pantry provides food for 10 meals for a family of four (nearly 100 lbs).

Mobile Urban Growers

A network of community gardeners and urban farmers committed to growing and maintaining gardens in and around Mobile, Alabama and to increasing access to fresh produce for everyone, pooling resources, knowledge, and labor .

ARC

Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to raise awareness and inspire compassion for all sentient beings.

Art for All

An inclusive arts education program for adults of all abilities to express their creativity and develop their skills in a variety of art media including acrylics, graphics, watercolors, and more.

The Veteran’s Closet
The Veteran’s Closet

Nonprofit outreach organization impacting the lives of Veterans and their families

Artists

Adobe House Media Production
Adobe House Media Production

Professional photography and video services formally known as Lew Thomas Photography

All This Entertainment
All This Entertainment

Creatives interrupting the status quo of entertainment and commerce through live video, music, and sound.

Amy Bolt
Amy Bolt

Painting landscapes, flowers, water life, still life, wildlife and abstracts; potter; and photographer

Andree Photo
Andree Photo

Commercial, branding and lifestyle photographer. Corporate event photographer. Photography educator and mentor. Current President of GCPPA – Gulf Coast Professional Photographers Association

Andree Photo
Andree Photo

Commercial, branding and lifestyle photographer. Corporate event photographer. Photography educator and mentor. Current President of GCPPA – Gulf Coast Professional Photographers Association

Blu Impressions Graphics & Designs
Blu Impressions Graphics & Design

Lena Payton Webb is a graphic artist of 30+ years with a passion for creating digital art and functional items that celebrates, empowers, and inspires others.

Coastal Makers
Coastal Makers Art Studio

Teaching painting, multimedia, journaling and other art forms to kids and adults

Cobia Digital
Ben Brenner

Documentary Filmmaking, Videography, Photography (portrait, underwater), Web, Data Science

Divine Creations
Divine Creations

Artisans making handmade Jewelry, Home Decorations, and Paintings

Harlan Schwall
Harlan T Schwall Paint and Clay

Visceral and emotional pottery and large oil/watercolor paintings

Joanne Brandt
Joanne Brandt

Independent Fine Art and Plein Air Painting

KH Studios
KH Studios

Delivering a mix of documentary and posed style portrait, maternity, couples, family photography

Love & Adventure Studios
Love & Adventure Studios

Celebrating gulf coast artists on the second Saturday of each month in Downtown Mobile, Alabama

Maggie Boraz
Maggie Boraz

Teaching sketching, drawing, and painting

Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough
Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough

Painter and mixed media artist, retired ceramicist, a teacher, a student, a blogger

Moon Struck Pottery
LeaAyn Shurley

Professional potter for over 20 years. Offers unique pottery, classes, and parties.

Nancy Goodman
Nancy Goodman

Improvisational quilts that are redolent of color, pattern and texture constructed without patterns or templates.

NSpireU
Wooisms

Podcast of the Port City produced by NSpireU

Rachel Warner
Rachel Warner

freelance art director and designer utilizing her background in and knowledge of traditional forms of art and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Renee Wallace & Janie Brown
Renee Wallace & Janie Brown

Friends that art together and specialize in paintings, wood crafts and textiles. Commissions and art parties

Small Craft Studio
Deirdre Sanders

Small Craft Studio is a unique art studio and crafting space offering classes and parties focussed on contemporary and classic sewing and craft projects.

Soynika Edwards-Bush 
Soynika Edwards-Bush

Activist and self-taught painter with works centering around Black representation through portraiture based from found photographs.

Sterling Event Design
Nadine Andrews

Event decor for courageous couples, nerds, and pirates hosting parties, weddings, and other momentous occasions

Terry Lepre
Terry Lepre

Acrylic paint pouring and oil

YHM Global
Andre Jones

Songwriting, podcasts, audio, and video production services in the gulf coast area spearheaded by Andre Jones