2023 Governor’s Arts Awards

On Thursday, February 2, 2023, the Mississippi Arts Commission hosted the 2023 Governor’s Arts Awards at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. Now in its 35th year, the awards are presented in partnership with the Governor’s Office to celebrate the arts.

Happy Holidays from the Mississippi Arts Commission!

After two years of holidays spent at home during the pandemic’s peak, the chance to participate in festivities out in the broader world is too tempting to resist! The first thing on my list is always to scout out Christmas gifts—how can I relax until everyone is taken care of?? I’m fortunate that Mississippi is brimming with creative artists who populate the art markets and festivals with original artwork and handicrafts.


We are already halfway through the year, and it has truly been remarkable to meet with artists and arts supporters at events within the state and across the globe. I […]


As we head into the summer months, I would like to take this opportunity to give a warm thank you to our keynote speaker, presenters, panelists, legislators, and all who […]

Message from the Director | April 2022

May, the traditional month for graduations and the kickoff of summer, is right around the corner. For the Mississippi Arts Commission this year, May is Conference Season! We hope to […]

Message from the Director | March 2022

Azaleas are blooming in the capital city, ushering in the busyness of spring. March marks our MAC grant deadline as well as our annual advocacy efforts. This year, Arts Day […]