MAC’s Arts Day at the Capitol Celebrates the Arts

JACKSON, MISS. – March 12, 2019 – The Mississippi Arts Commission’s annual Arts Day at the Capitol will take place Thursday, March 14, from 11:30-1:30 at the Mississippi State Capitol Building. Held in the State Capitol rotunda, the event highlights the significant ways in which the arts contribute to a better quality of life for all Mississippians. The day provides an opportunity for artists and arts organizations to share with lawmakers how the arts have impacted their lives and their communities.

More than 30 arts-related organizations from around the state will be represented at Arts Day at the Capitol, including the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Pike School of Art, the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, the newly formed Mississippi School of Folk Arts and many others. The event will feature performances by the Anderson UMC Choir, Jonathan Blanchard and Jason Mathena. Painters associated with the Mississippi Plein Air Painters will capture scenes from the event as they paint on-site.

“Arts Day at the Capitol is a chance for the many arts supporters in Mississippi to come together to celebrate our artistic legacy and encourage the continued tradition of artistic excellence in our state,” said Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. “The arts are for everyone, and we are thrilled to welcome friends of the arts at the Capitol.”

Arts Day at the Capitol is free and open to the public.

After the event concludes, the Mississippi Presenters’ Network will host a workshop for Arts Day participants and Network members followed by the Day for Art Awards featuring music curated by the Delta Music Institute’s Tricia Walker. The Day for Art Awards honor artists and organizations that excel at preserving and advancing Mississippi’s artistic culture.

To learn more about Arts Day at the Capitol, please contact Anna Ehrgott at (601) 359-6546 or To learn more about Mississippi Presenters’ Network Day for the Arts, contact Jessica Richardson at (662) 236-6429 or