MAC Listening Session – Indianola

Share your thoughts in person on August 10, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm, during a Listening Session at the B.B. King Museum in the Barksdale Cotton Gin room, in Indianola, MS.
The Arthur Alley team, a Mississippi-based consultant group, will guide a group conversation. Sarah Story, executive director of MAC, will ask attendees questions and listen along with the Arthur Alley team. MAC will use the Feedback from the listening session for the new strategic plan!

Mississippi Folklife Releases Special Issue “Craft & Community During COVID” for Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 Issue, “Craft and Community During COVID” of Mississippi Folklife is now available online at www.mississippifolklife.org. This digital journal features original writing, photography, films, and documentary work focused on present-day folklife and cultural heritage throughout the state. Mississippi Folklife is a project of the Mississippi Arts Commission.

MAC Listening Session – Ocean Springs

The Mississippi Arts Commission wants to hear from you!

Share your thoughts on Tuesday, August 2, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm during a Listening Session at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Community Center, in Ocean Springs, MS.
The Arthur Alley team, a Mississippi-based consultant group, will guide a group conversation. Sarah Story, executive director of MAC, will ask attendees questions and listen along with the Arthur Alley team. MAC will use the Feedback from the listening session for the new strategic plan!

Mississippi Arts Hour with Patrick O’Connor

This week, Mississippi Arts Commission Executive Director, Sarah Story, speaks with award-winning writer/director Patrick O’Connor. His most recent film about the battle over the Mississippi state flag, Look Away, Look Away, won the 2022 Erik Barnouw Award for outstanding documentary dealing with American History from the Organization of American Historians.

Mississippi Arts Hour with Guillermo “Billy” Salinas

This Sunday, Lauren Rhoades talks with Jackson-based visual artist and pastry chef Guillermo “Billy” Salinas about his experience in a Food Network baking competition, his plein air drawing practice, and his newest culinary venture, Just Vanilla Bakes. Music this week by Jackson singer-songwriter Trailand Eltzroth.