FestivalArt is presented with support from Catherine and Chad Edmondson and David Ott.

The Art of Storytelling

Featuring works by Adam Trest, the FestivalSouth Featured Artist

June 1 - June 22

The Phyllis Downey Gallery at University Baptist Church
3200 Arlington Loop, Hattiesburg, MS

Free Event

An artist with a passion for all things Southern, his work evokes the heart of Southern folklore and traditions. A New York Times bestselling illustrator, Trest’s work can be found in the illustrations of children’s books, hanging in the homes of his collectors worldwide, and in multiple home decor lines available nationwide. Regardless of the application, Trest’s work focuses on telling the story of life in the South.

Special event: Opening Reception June 1, 2024 – 10 a.m. – 12 noon

Exhibit Hours:

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

Celebrate the Roaring 20’s

May 1 - June 30

Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater
201 Forrest St., Hattiesburg, MS

Free Event

Presented by the Saenger Theater.
Featuring artist-decorated violins in the corner windows

Artists Across Borders Exhibition

Featuring Betty Press, Hector Boldo, Allen Chen, and Andrea Kostyal

May 1 - July 31

Main Street Gallery
210 N Main St., Hattiesburg, MS

Free Event

Special event: FestivalSouth Artist Reception with international food Saturday, June 8, 2024 –  5 – 7 p.m.

Southeastern Native American Exhibition

May 28 - June 22

Library of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County
329 Hardy St., Hattiesburg, MS

Free Event

Immerse yourself in this special exhibit of artifacts and cultural objects including baskets, weapons, stickball sticks, pottery, and clothing from the Houma, Mississippi Choctaw, Coushatta, Poarch Creek, and Tunica Biloxi tribes. This special FestivalSpeaks event features Dr. Tammy Greer, Director of the Center for American Indian Research at Southern Miss, who will also prepare traditional muscadine dumplings for attendees.

Special event: Reception Friday, June 14, 2024 – 5 – 7 p.m.

Exhibit Hours:

Wednesday Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A Singing River Trio Exhibition

May 28 - June 22

Singing River Art Studio
100 W 4th St. Suite 20, Hattiesburg, MS

Free Event

This show features photographs and paintings created by Traci Stover, Betty Press, and Andrea Kostyal, the owners of the Singing River Arts Studio in Hattiesburg. The exhibition represents three Artists with three different perspectives of art and medium, who share harmonious connection of place.

Special event: Reception Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 3 – 5 p.m.

Exhibit Hours:

Thursday  Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.