Arts Alive! 2019

The Annual Arts Alive! Festival takes place on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 in Old Town Bay St. Louis. Presented by The Arts, Hancock County, this year’s festival will be filled with live demonstrations, artist showcases, hand-activities and more.


This rapidly growing festival highlights the burgeoning scene of artists, makers, and performers from across the region.  In keeping with our motto, Celebrating Art, Engaging Communities, Enriching Lives, the festival will include live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and artist showcases/marketplace at host locations across Old Town.

In the Artist and Artisan Showcase, dozens of regional artists will be showing, selling, and demonstrating their art at various Old Town Host Business locations. Hands-on activities will introduce people of all ages to the experience of making art and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.) Arts Alive! would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of local businesses and individuals. We appreciate everyone who helps put this event on.  If you’re able to, please consider volunteering before or the day of Arts Alive! Admission to Arts Alive is free.  A suggested donation of $5 supports The Arts, Hancock County and gets you a collectible buttonThe festival is centered in heart of Old Town Bay St. Louis, historically recognized as an arts community. This walkable, seaside venue offers galleries, shops, and restaurants with a free-to-the-public parking garage (122 ½ Court Street). It’s the perfect location for Arts Alive!’

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