DIHAC is a non-profit organization.  New artists and all art are accepted through a formal jury process.   Our mission is to create and maintain a network of visual, literary and performing artists and patrons, providing venues for educational arts programs, exhibits, shows and performances, and providing opportunities for the expression, appreciation and participation in the arts, and to provide venues for educational programs related to the heritage and history of the Gulf Coast and opportunities to emphasize, celebrate and showcase such heritage and history.


​     If you are interested in joining our gallery or volunteering, please contact us, or visit the gallery to learn more.  New and current artists may submit their art to the jury on the contact page. The gallery hours are Thursday - Saturday; 10:00am - 4:00 pm, and Sunday; 12:30 - 4:30pm.  


Please call ahead or check our Face Book page for unexpedted schedule changes.


Copyright (C) 2018.   Dauphin Island Heritage and Arts Council.  All rights reserved.

DIHAC Artists

Amy Bolt

Jean Cockrell

John Halliday

Suzanne Hoffman

Melinda Hollingsworth​

Kathy Jones

Terry Lepre

Kirsten Mallon

Ainsley McNeely

Carol Parks

Maria Spies

Barbara Teare

Janie Zetsch

Michelle Pujois​​​

Mary "Ching" Walters

Paul Gray

Bekki Ludlam

     "When I speak about the role of an arts council in a community, I frequently use DIHAC as an example.  You and the board have been thoughtful, careful stewards of the grant funding DIHAC has received.  You have  planned your programming to be responsive to the needs​ of the community, carefully balancing the tried and true with the new and challenging.  Your programs have brought new experiences to the folks who live on Dauphin Island and given them pride in their heritage and folkways...I can't wait to see what you all do next.".

Deborah Boykin
Folklife Specialist
January, 2018



 DIHAC BOARD MEMBERS/Officers


Kathryn Carver - President

Georgia Mallon - Treasurer

Kathy Jones - Vice President

Frank Ledbetter - Board Member

Peter Tanner - Board Member

Bill Fairbanks - Board Member

Beth Lyons - Board Member

Janie Delchamps Zetsch - Board Member

Charlie Gray - Board Member

​Cathy Taul - Board Member

Terri Walkley - Board Member

Coralie Toomey - Board Member

​Mike Hardy - Board Member

Advisory Committee


Ruth Austill

Dr. Fred Cushing (In Memoriam)

Jean Kerr

Steven Kerr

Deb Jones (Past Vice President)

     "We visited here on vacation and were welcomed with open hearts.  We loved this gallery and meeting all the wonderful artists.  Such a community of great people deserve to be celebrated and they do that very well!  Will be back anytime we are close to the area."

Nicole Falcon Boswell
Gallery visitor in 2015