State Arts Conference

Come one, come all, “Come As You Art” to Mississippi’s State Arts Conference! This free, day-long convening is an opportunity for artists, arts organizations, arts educators and arts enthusiasts to learn, share and network.

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Sep 27

MAC Fellowship Exhibit: Creatures Among Us

You are invited to the Mississippi Library Commission for the most frightfully fun artist reception to date!  We hope you will join us for CREATURES AMONG US featuring the work of outlaw printmaker Sean Starwars of Laurel and mixed media master Anne Campbell of Jackson. The reception will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Mississippi Library Commission at 3881 Eastwood Drive in Jackson.  The artists will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served. The art showcased at the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) is the result of a creative partnership between MLC and the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).  All of the artists showcased have been recipients of MAC’s highly competitive Visual Artist Fellowship grant.  We hope you will join us for this frightfully fun evening!



A Book Marks the Spot: Mississippi Writers Trail, Chapter 1

The Mississippi Arts Commission believes the state’s greatest asset is its story. Now, along with our partners, we have embarked on a project that honors our greatest storytellers. Similar to the Mississippi Blues Trail and other cultural trails, the Mississippi Writers Trail will pay tribute to the state’s most acclaimed and influential writers by recognizing […]

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MAC Recognizes Schools for Outstanding Arts-Integrated Education

JACKSON, MISS. (Sept. 4, 2018) – The Mississippi Arts Commission recognized two schools last week as models of exemplary practice in arts integration. Nora Davis Magnet School in Laurel, Miss., and St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison, Miss., both schools with longstanding participation in MAC’s Whole Schools Initiative, each accepted an award in ceremonies held Aug. […]

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MAC Roster Artist Hosts New Cable Television Show

By Larry Morrisey, MAC Deputy Director Bluegrass musician and bandleader Alan Sibley of Ackerman is taking his music to a national audience through a new cable TV show. Sibley and his group The Magnolia Ramblers are the hosts of “The Bluegrass Trail,” a new music show on RFD-TV, the national cable channel that focuses on […]

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