- Published: 20 April 2014
On August 1st and 2nd 2014, Oxford, Mississippi will open its doors, theaters, and other less traditional spaces to host its first ever Fringe Festival—the Art-er Limits.
This festival will focus on performance and performing art, interactive workshops and ticketed only tasting and food events.
Applications are now available for artists who would like to apply for performance or display space.
“This festival will be like nothing North Mississippi has seen,” says Wayne Andrews Director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. “This is not for passive art. These are performances, interactive events and limited seating tastings. We are looking for local and regional artists who would like to be involved and share their crafts in non traditional spaces.”
- Published: 14 April 2014
The fun starts on Friday, April 25th!
Self-Guided Studio Tour
12- 6 pm
Pick up a map for the Double Decker Studio tour at the Oxford Artist Guild Demo space on the Square Friday. Tour local artist studios, purchase directly from the artists and see where they create
Live Artist Demonstrations
The Square by First National Bank
12-12:45 Janet Barnes - Watercolor
& Mark Barnes - Basketry
1-1:45 Red Byrd - Assembly of toys
2-2:45 Debbie Myers - Watercolor
3-3:45 Plein Air Painting with the Art Guild
4-5 University Museum
- Published: 17 April 2014
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council serves the entire community. Our staff, board members, volunteers and partners work to provide new experiences for your family through the arts. Your ongoing support has made it possible for talented artists to enrich our community, to provide opportunities for everyone to be part of the creative process, and to launch new programs that will continue to define us as an arts community.
Your membership is key to our ability to plan a full year of programming. A membership in the arts council is an investment in our community. Membership donations provide the resources for the Arts Council to seed educational programs, to support community projects such as the Art Truck, which provides free art classes throughout our county, and offer free events such as the Oxford Art Crawl.
I invite you to renew your membership and join us at our annual membership event on May 16th at Avent Park at 7 p.m.
In just the past few years, with the support you provide, over $500,000 of improvements have been completed on the building including new theater seats, lighting and sound equipment, backstage, and the sculpture garden. These enhancements have made it possible to present original works by performers, to provide a venue for screening independent films, to host classes for children and adult programs, and to attract national tours to our community. The Arts Council’s long range plans will transform the remainder of the building.
All that we offer the community is because of your support. I ask you to please renew your membership today!
Click here to renew your membership or to become a member today!
- Published: 20 January 2014
April's Art Crawl will be Tuesday, April 22nd from 5 to 8 pm
Pre Crawl Event at Cicada for Him featuring Tommy Walton from Clarksdale from 5 to 6 pm
The following locations will be on this month's Art Crawl!
Powerhouse: Works by photographer Bruce Newman, BFA student Lauren West, and graduate student Terry Lynn. Special guest: Jeffery Peavy from Green Week Fashion Gala will be previewing works. The Gala takes place on the 23rd.
Southside: Lucius Lamar
University Museum: H.C. Porter's Blues @ Home, Mississippi's Living Blues Legends
Meek Hall: Benny Melton Thesis Presentation
Cicada for Him: Tommy Walton - Clarksdale, MS - Paintings
Frame Up: Ian Cleary Oil Paintings