Upcoming Events

July Gallery

Gallery Opening:

Every First Thursday

@ 5:30-7 p.m. FREE


A New Twist on Fiber Arts

Quilts by Julia Graber

& LaceTatting by 

Sherry Pence

Artist Alley:

Year of the Goose

Open Call

Artwork created by local artists in honor of Edwina "Mother Goose" Williams.



Will Kimbrough in Concert

August 19, 2016


Come listen to Will -

a singer, songwriter,

award-winning guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, performer

and bandleader with a voracious appetite for every aspect of music!


Click here to buy tickets!





Arts Camp

July 11-22

For ages 5-16


Summer Arts

Camp is full!  

Thank you to all who 

have signed up!


Click here to see

what's going on at camp!




5th Annual Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival

September 22-25, 2016


Save the date! Our

annual storytelling

festival is right around

the corner! 


Look who's telling

stories this year! 


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Winter-Spring 2016 Season at a Glance

Gallery Opening Reception for each month’s new exhibit is held the first Thursday of each month unless 

otherwise noted.

Free and open to the public.
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.


January 7, 2016
Jim Lucas
The Civil Right Movement in 
MS Photography Exhibit

Artist Alley: Brittnie Hall


February 4, 2016
Catfish Alley 
Photography Exhibit


March 3, 2016
Joe Shelton & Bill Abel
Mixed Media Exhibit


April 7, 2016
Chip Cooper 
Photography Exhibit


May 5, 2016
Grace Buchanan 
Painting Exhibit


June 2, 2016
Ellen Langford 
Painting Exhibit


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Eric Taylor in Concert

Friday, January 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.


The Making of the Modern Freedom Struggle in Mississippi:

What Happened to the Freedom Riders?

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

A presentation by Dr. Leslie Burl-McLemore


“To Kill a Mockingbird”

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 2 p.m.

A movie showing with commentary by Deborah Johnson


Twin Kennedy in Concert

Saturday, February 6, 2016, 7 p.m.


Art in Wonderland

Friday, February 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

The 32nd Annual Columbus Arts Council Auction and Gala


Blues for Willie Festival

March 3-5, 2016

Three days of tribute to the Blues legend, Willie King


Left Hand Singing

Thursday, March 10- Saturday, March 12, 2016

A play by by Barbara LeBow, directed by Melanie Hintz


Hinamatsuri & Chado

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5:30-7 p.m.

Japanese Doll Display, Folk Dance & Tea Ceremony


Discover Japan--Land of the Rising Sun

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7 p.m.

Chieko Iwata takes us on an educational journey through Japan.



Sunday, April 3, 2016, 7 p.m.

The  World's Reigning Male Chorus


First Encounter: Hernando Desoto & Chickasaw History in MS

Monday, April 4, 2016

Historians Brad Lieb and Charles Cobb lead us on an exploration of Hernando De Soto's passage through Lowndes County and Mississippi.


"The Lost City"

Friday, April 8, 2016

Movie viewing of the film directed by Andy Garcia


Steve Gardner and the Jericho Road Show

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Visit Columbus and Visit Mississippi present this 

highly energetic and entertaining Mississippi band    


The Bouncing Betty

Friday, April 29, 2016

Rock and roll to the best 80's, 90's and contemporary hits


West of Shake Rag Improv

Saturday, May 21, 2016

A night of  comedic and dramatic improv  


Aidan Dunkelberg--Me & My Fiddle

Thursday, June 2, 2016


Shane Tubbs Band CD Release Concert & Party

Friday, June 10, 2016


Artists in Revision

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Concert/ Spoken Work/ Live Art Show featuring

Alex Pieschel, Alice Pieschel, and Thomas Richardson. 


Mother Goose Rhyme Time

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Children's Reader's Theatre in honor of

Edwina "Mother Goose" Williams.



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Movie viewing of the film directed by Henry King.


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1st Saturday Arts for All

10 a.m.-Noon (Ages 6-18)


Febuary 6, 2016
Origami and Shodo


April 2, 2016



A Taste of Art

6:30-8 p.m. (Ages 18 & up)


January 12, 2016
New Year’s Calligraphy


February 9, 2016

Spring Poppies Painting 


April 12, 2016



Harmonica Workshop
March 5, 2016
10 a.m.-Noon (Ages 10 & up)


Spring Theater Camp

March 14-18, 2016

(Grades 3-8)


Choral Master Class

with Chanticleer

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2 p.m.


Summer Arts Camp

July 11-15 & 18-22, 2016

(Ages 5-15)


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class information.

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