The DeSoto Arts Council presents their Kid’s Summer Art Camp: Mississippi Wildlife and Nature for children ages 6 – 12. Participants will explore Mississippi nature and wildlife through nature centered classes on photography, painting, sculpture, performance, and more. Learn more or register online here.
State Arts Conference
The Mississippi Arts Commission will host the 2019 State Arts Conference Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Mississippi State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Arts + Living Well” and features keynote speaker Wyatt Waters.
This year, the State Arts Conference will be held Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the Mississippi State Capitol Building in downtown Jackson from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. With a theme of "The Arts + Living Well," we’ll explore the link between creativity and our physical, mental, spiritual, and social health as well as provide opportunities to network. This year’s conference features artist and television personality Wyatt Waters as the keynote speaker. The conference is free, but registration is required to attend. Register here!
Revered American poet and novelist Margaret Walker will be honored with a Mississippi Writers Trail marker at the university where she taught for 30 years. Join us and our partners at the Margaret Walker Center (Ayer Hall) at Jackson State University on Monday July 8 at 11:30 a.m. as we celebrate her contributions to the literary world.
The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art presents The Science of Art workshop at the Carriage House Studio. Led by North Jones Elementary teacher Suzie Walker, participating teachers will learn hands-on projects that integrate science concepts into artistic skills such as painting and printmaking. CEU credits will be offered. Learn more or register online here.
JACKSON, MISS. – Oct. 1, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission is now accepting applications for the agency’s Minigrant program, which is offered annually to organizations and individual artists to assist with small-scale arts projects around the state. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. Minigrants for organizations are designed to meet a wide […]
JACKSON, MISS. – August 12, 2019 – Led by the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Poet Laureate Selection Panel is now accepting nominations for the state’s next Poet Laureate, who will succeed Beth Ann Fennelly when her term expires in 2020. The Poet Laureate serves as the official state poet, creating and reading appropriate poetry […]
JACKSON, MISS. – July 17, 2019– Melody Moody Thortis, of Brandon, has been promoted to grants director of the Mississippi Arts Commission and Leslie Barker, of Jackson, has been named arts-based community development director, which was Moody Thortis’ previous position at MAC. “We are thrilled for Melody as she begins her new role, and we […]
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