About DIHAC

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The arts and heritage programs of Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council are made possible in part by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

DIHAC Advisory Council

Ruth Austill
Dr. Fred Cushing (In Memoriam)
Jean Kerr
Steven Kerr
Deb Jones (Past Vice President)

DIHAC Board Members

Charlie Gray
Suzanne Hoffman
Kathy Jones - Vice President
Frank Ledbetter
Georgia Mallon - Treasurer
Terri Walkley


Kathryn Carver - President/Executive Director

Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council (DIHAC) is a federal 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Our mission is to:

  • Create and maintain a network of visual, literary and performing artists and patrons;
  • Provide venues and opportunities for educational arts programs, exhibits, shows and performances;
  • Create and provide opportunities for individual expression, appreciation and participation in the arts;
  • Create and present educational programs to emphasize, celebrate and showcase the heritage and history of the Alabama Gulf Coast.


Our programs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Art classes for area school students provided free of charge
  • Youth Art Camp, a free summer program for area youth
  • Dauphin Island Gallery, a community art and culture resource
  • Native American Festival, an educational experience for the entire family
  • Creative Monday, an arts and crafts program
  • Adult art classes for beginner through advanced artists
  • Last Friday Art Night, a Dauphin Island tradition


To become a member of DIHAC, click here. If you are interested in joining our Gallery as a new artist or volunteer, please contact us.