The 2018 Peter Anderson Festival Guide

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The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival was created to honor master potter, Peter Anderson, original potter of Shearwater Pottery, founded in 1928, and to celebrate the arts community. The festival aids in the economic development and growth of what has become Ocean Springs today.

2018 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

40th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival on November 3 & 4, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

DEMONSTRATIONS

The artists of the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival are proud to showcase their works to hundreds of thousands of spectators. Many of the artists will be creating quite a show at their booths during the festival by demonstrating their works.  Artists can be seen painting, sculpting and even firing up some pottery.

HANDS ON MARINE EDUCATION

Hands-on marine education area lead by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory of the University of Southern Mississippi. Experience a variety of displays, artifacts, and hands-on activities with marine education.

NEW! YOUNG AT ART

Children’s art market for those ages eight to 18. Young art entrepreneurs will exhibit their one of a kind items For purchase on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm on the grounds of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Come shop with our young artists.

BLUE MOON ART PROJECT

Mississippi artists paint their interpretation of Blue Moon for a chance to win $2,000 and to be the symbol for Blue Moon’s marketing surrounding the following year’s festival. During the festival, one lucky winner will be chosen as the “People’s Choice Award” receiving a monetary award, and you have a chance to pick the “People’s Choice Award” winner.

VOTING

Top Ten Finalists of the Blue Moon Art Project Contest will be on display near the festival’s Main Stage. Attendees are invited to view and VOTE for their favorite piece coining one lucky artist with the “People’s Choice Award”.  Both awards of project will be announced at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Music Stage.

NEW LINEUP! MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival Main Stage filled with live musical entertainment will be located in the heart of the festival off Cash Alley and DeSoto Street next to the Food Court. Enjoy musical performances from local bands with a variety of styles.

STAGE SCHEDULE

Located next to the Food Court off Cash Alley.

Saturday, November 3

10 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.  Brandi

11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Saxman

1 pm. Dan Eubanks (Big Country)

1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.- Eugene Eash

2 p.m.- Doug Breaux

Featuring Captain Jack Sparrow (1- 3 p.m.)

Sunday, November 4

11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.- Brandi

12 p.m.- Tommy Morse Band

12:40 p.m., 2 p.m. Charles Grant

2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.- Lisa Mills

Featuring Elsa from Frozen (1- 2 p.m.) & Spiderman (2- 3 p.m.)

GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL – RIDE AND WIN PRIZES!!!

It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the convenient and FREE park n’ ride options made possible by Coast Transit Authority and the YMCA. Coast Transit Authority buses are ADA ready and include bike racks.  Parking on private property or on the sides of the streets on Bienville Boulevard is not permitted.

PARK N’ RIDE OPTIONS

FREE transportation to the entrances, thanks to the YMCA and Coast Transit Authority. The buses will pick up from Ocean Springs Upper Elementary and Oak Park Elementary off of Government Street/ Holcomb Blvd. Buses will also pick up from the Greyhound Stadium parking lot located off Government Street/Hanley Road.

UPPER ELEMENTARY AND OAK PARK SCHOOL PARKING

2300 Government Street

  • Free Parking
  • Shuttles run every 15 minutes from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day
  • Drop off locations are at Government Street entrance and Porter Avenue entrance

Directions: Take Exit 50 off I-10, South to Bienville Blvd (Hwy 90), left (East) on Bienville Blvd, right onto Holcomb Blvd. At first stop sign, elementary schools will be on left and right, south side of Government Street.

Take Exit 57 off I-10, South to Bienville Blvd (Hwy 90), right (West) onto Bienville Blvd, left onto Holcomb Blvd. At first stop sign, elementary schools will be on left and right, south side of Government Street.

GREYHOUND STADIUM PARKING

1005 Hanley Road

  • Free Parking
  • Shuttles run every 15 minutes from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day
  • Drop off locations are at Government Street entrance and Porter Avenue entrance

Directions: Take Exit 50 off I-10, South to Bienville Blvd (Hwy 90), left (East) onto Bienville Blvd, right onto Hanley Road (near Big Lots), stadium on left.

Take Exit 57 off I-10, South to Bienville Blvd (Hwy 90), right (West) onto Bienville Blvd, left onto Hanley Road.

Buses will run every 15 minutes from the parking lots to entrances of festival both days from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Parking on side streets are not allowed!
Wheelchair accessible drop off location includes the Porter Avenue entrance. See map for details.

INFORMATION BOOTHS

Information booths are located at four main entrances to the festival (see map for specific locations).

2018 Peter Anderson Festival Guide