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 22

MAC Grantee Event: Music at the Mounds

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History presents Music at the Mounds, two days of Americana and Roots Music with local artists and cuisine.

Sep 23

Mississippi Arts Hour

This Sunday on Mississippi Arts Hour, Larry visits with bluegrass musician and bandleader Alan Sibley from Ackerman. Sibley has been playing music professionally since he was a teenager. He and his band are the hosts of “The Bluegrass Trail,” a new show on the RFD-TV cable network. In addition to performances by Sibley and the group, they have a guest band spot, where they showcase up and coming bluegrass groups from the Southeast. Listen at 5 p.m. on MPB Think Radio.



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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