Hattiesburg Arts Council celebrating state bicentennial with focus on Mississippi artists

Hattiesburg Arts Council celebrating state bicentennial with focus on Mississippi artists

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Arts Council is celebrating The Magnolia State's 200th birthday this year by featuring exhibits of Mississippi artists.

The organization is preparing to exhibit a collection of more than two dozen works in the Mississippi Art Colony Traveling Exhibit.

20 artists are represented.

It opens next week at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.

You can see it from 2-5 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, through April 12.

And all of the works are available for purchase.

"We thought what better idea than to have the 2017 bicentennial year be a focus on our Mississippi artists and so, this exhibit kind of kicks that off," said Rebekah Stark Johnson, executive director of the Hattiesburg Arts Council.

The organization is also celebrating the bicentennial with an exhibit from Hattiesburg artist Rob Cunningham.

It is on the second floor of City Hall.