19th Annual Art in the Pass

Set for April 2-3, 2016

A hundred artists from 15 states will participate in this year’s annual Art in the Pass, a two-day juried arts festival held in scenic War Memorial Park overlooking the Gulf in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Now in its 19th year, Art in the Pass showcases artists who work in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, glass arts, woodworking and jewelry. Many of the artists are from across Mississippi, as well as Alabama, Florida and Louisiana. Some artists are traveling to the festival from states as distant as Virginia and Oklahoma. The artists’ booths will be scattered around the park, under the trees and along the paths, creating an enjoyable environment. Free seafood cooking demonstrations, a marine educational program for children and live music and other entertainment add to the enjoyment.
The Sponsors Party (tickets required) will take place at the home of Joanne and John Curren in Pass Christian on Friday evening.

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Thanks to our Sponsor

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR)

We are pleased to have the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) as a major co-sponsor for the Art in the Pass (AITP) festival. Because Art in the Pass is held jointly with the DMR’s Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival, these two festivals are able to reach out to thousands of attendees each year to spread valuable information about the importance of conserving Mississippi’s coastal resources not only through traditional environmental education hands-on activities but also through the promotion of visual, cultural and culinary arts that feature Mississippi’s seafood, plants, animals, vistas and people.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands and adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at dmr.ms.gov.