The Peter Anderson Festival: A Lineage of Design

GulfCoastWeekend.com

The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival takes place in downtown Ocean Springs on November 7 and 8. Masks are required and please remember to maintain social distancing within booths and remain six feet away from non-family members.

WLOX Gulf Coast Weekend spoke with Chris Stebly, grandson of Walter Anderson, about his creative inspiration for designing the Peter Anderson Festival shirt, and possibly what his great-uncle, Peter Anderson, would appreciate the yearly festival held in his name.

GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL

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.

ENTERTAINMENT & ACTIVITIES

2020 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

42nd Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival on November 7 & 8, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Grab your official guide in the October issue of South Mississippi Living!

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.

YOUNG AT ART

Children’s art market for those age 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.

Information provided by Peter Anderson Festival

Previous Peter Anderson Festival shirt designs:

2005 Chris Stebly

Peter Anderson Festival: 40 Years of Festival Shirts

2007 Chris Stebly

Peter Anderson Festival: 40 Years of Festival Shirts

2009 Chris Stebly

Peter Anderson Festival: 40 Years of Festival Shirts

2012 Chris Stebly

Peter Anderson Festival: 40 Years of Festival Shirts

2013 Matt Stebly

Peter Anderson Festival: 40 Years of Festival Shirts

2014 Chris Stebly

Peter Anderson Festival: 40 Years of Festival Shirts

2015 Stig Marcussen

Peter Anderson Festival: 40 Years of Festival Shirts

2014 Chris Stebly