Art in the Pass & Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival
The 22nd annual Art in the Pass returns to scenic Memorial Park, overlooking the beach and gulf waters, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, April 6-7. This event attracts about 100 artists from 14 states and approximately 10,000 visitors from Pensacola to Baton Rouge. In addition, on Saturday Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival is held concurrently each year, this year with an added science component.
“The mission of Art in the Pass is to support art education in Harrison and Hancock County schools. We award three scholarships to rising Coast seniors who are pursuing art education plus make significant grants for art supplies to the Pass Christian School District, the Boys and Girls Club and the seven area high schools. This year we plan to expand our support of art education and award more than $20,000 in scholarships and school grants.
Art in the Pass, works under the auspices of Pass Christian Main Street, a 501(c)(3) Sponsors are a major source of revenue for the festival, which is free and open to the public.
Silent Auction: The Silent Auction features original artwork from artists participating in the Festival. The proceeds from the Silent Auction funds the Art Scholarships. Over $5,000 in art scholarships will be given to high school seniors who plan to continue their education in art. Applicants will show their work on Sunday, when scholarships will be awarded
Student Art Show: The sixth annual Art in the Pass Student Art Show will be held on Sunday. Students from area high schools will show their works and compete for ribbons.
And let’s not forget, since you will spend some time here, we have live music all through both as well as food and drink vendors.
As you enter the park you will be greeted by a volunteer, be given a map and you will also see a donation jar. All of the money given by our sponsors, the general public and the proceeds from the art auction go directly to art scholarships, grants to our schools and the Boys and Girls club for their art programs.”