FestivalArt & Locales


June 3 - June 24

Downey Gallery at University Baptist Church
3200 Arlington Loop, Hattiesburg, MS
Martha Ginn, a Texas native whose home is Hattiesburg since 1971, began traditional quilting in about 1984 after a lifetime of sewing, embroidery, and counted cross-stitch. As her quilting skills grew, so did her interest in art and design, and she began to be more bold and innovative with her craft, soon abandoning patterns and templates for creating fiber art pieces which are more decorative than functional as bed coverings. She has a strong love and appreciation for the beauty of the natural world and often expresses inner joy through depicting or representing nature in her work. Her raw materials are fibers and threads instead of paint and canvas, though often paint and dye and unexpected additions find their way into her art.
Her fiber art creations have been exhibited in national shows and published in books and magazines. In 2013, she traveled and spoke in China through South Arts (Atlanta) and Arts Midwest (Minneapolis) for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. She is a founding member of Pine Belt Quilters, Mississippi Quilt Association, and Southern Fiber Artists, and is active in Studio Art Quilt Associates, South Mississippi Art Association, and Meistersingers of Hattiesburg, Miss.
For more information, visit her blog: http://www.marthaginn.com.

Exhibit Hours:

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. -12 noon, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

Rainbows and Tornadoes: The Mystical World of Branch

June 1 - August 31

Eureka School
410 E 7th St, Hattiesburg, MS

An art exhibit featuring the work of Alfred Branch. This collection will feature illustrations from a book written and illustrated by Branch as well some of his artwork centered in nature. Branch was born in New York, NY to Afred C. and Mildred Holder Branch in 1932. He was educated in NYC with a natural gift to draw and paint in differing media. He and his wife Raylawni moved to MS in the late 80’s. Branch drew in pen and ink, lithographic pencil, and paints in oils, watercolor and pastels. 

Fridays, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and by special appointment on Thursdays and Saturdays

Make Your Mark: Mississippi High School Drawing Exhibition

June 1 - August 31

Southern Miss Gallery of Art and Design
George Hurst Building on Southern Miss Drive

An art exhibition of drawings made by high school students from across the state of Mississippi. 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.,  Monday – Friday

Make Your Mark, Mississippi High School Drawing Exhibition

Watercolor Works of Charles Ambrose and Favorites from the Collection

May 8 - August 25

Lucile Parker Gallery
710 William Carey Parkway, located in the center of campus

Together with the Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art on campus, William Carey University has the largest collection of art from Mississippi artists. Charles Ambrose was a teacher at Carey and a nationally recognized master of watercolors.

Available by appointment only.

Hattiesburg Pocket Museum

Open 365 days a week and 24 hours a day

An undisclosed alley in Downtown Hattiesburg

An attraction of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, the Pocket Museum guarantees ever-changing “exhibits,” sometimes cute, sometimes weird, but always interesting! Discover Mississippi’s tiniest museum and explore the side streets, back alleys, dirt roads, and nooks and crannies of our city and state with wild abandon and unlimited curiosity…because you never know what’s around the next corner! hattiesburgpocketmuseum.com

Smith Drug Co.

Open Saturdays 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.

604 Mobile Street, Hattiesburg 39401

Smith Drug Company was established in 1925 by E. Hammond Smith in the heart of the Mobile Street commercial district. It was an important source for medicines and everyday products such as perfumes, tobacco, razor blades, hair pomade, shoe polish and other domestic items. Also selling gum, candy and with a soda fountain, it was immensely popular among Eureka High School students. Step back in time to this incredibly restored historic landmark. historicsmithdrug.com

African American Military History Museum

305 E. Sixth Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39401

The African American Military History Museum bears witness to the service and sacrifice of the African American soldier beginning with the American Revolution through the modern-day conflicts of Desert Storm and the Global War on Terrorism. Hundreds of artifacts, photos, and unique displays fill the restored main hall, including one of the most complete sets of authentic Spanish-American War medals. Each item tells a story of pioneers such as Hattiesburg’s own Jesse L. Brown, America’s first Black naval aviator, and lesser-known heroes such as Ruth Bailey Earl, also of Hattiesburg, whose image and actions represented the more than 500 Black nurses who served during World War II. hattiesburguso.com 

Open Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.