20th Annual Art in the Pass
Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, 2017
10am to 5pm at War Memorial Park
The 20th annual Art in the Pass returns to scenic War Memorial Park, overlooking the beach and gulf waters, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, April 1-2, 2017. Our vetted fine arts and crafts event attracts about 100 artists from 14 states and approximately 7,000 visitors from Pensacola to Baton Rouge. We are known for our Southern hospitality and beautiful location.
In addition, the Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival is held concurrently each year and we will also host a Marine Cuisine pavilion and other programs.
Applications and Health Department information are now available for Food Vendors:
The annual Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival is held concurrently with Art in the Pass and is a free, fun, family-friendly event held on Saturday, April 1, from 10am to 3pm, adjacent to the park’s playground. Celebrate the Gulf will offer lively hands-on activities addressing marine and estuarine environmental issues, and recreational and commercial uses associated with the Gulf of Mexico.
Art in the Pass will be filled with special events. Applicants for the Dot Hector and Gretchen Harris Memorial Scholarships will display their art in the scholarship competition. In addition on Sunday, there will be art activities for children as well as a high school art contest.
Silent Auction: The Silent Auction features original artwork from artists participating in the Festival. The proceeds from the Silent Auction funds the Dot Hector and Gretchen Harris Memorial 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. Applications will be mailed to area art teachers in January.
Student Art Show: The fifth 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. Instructions will be mailed to area art teachers in January.
Thank You for Your Support:
All of the volunteers who work at Art in the Pass and to the City of Pass Christian: Parks & Recreation Dept., Police Dept., Public Works Dept., and Fire Dept.
Chairman: FJ Cutting
Clare Bosch, Entertainment
Past Event Chairs
|2015, 2016, 2017||FJ Cutting|
|2013, 2014||Anita Giani|
|2011, 2012||Jerald Williams|
|2008, 2009, 2010||Julie & Richard O’Briant|
|2004, 2005, 2007||Virgil & Margaret Harris|
|2004, 2005||Virgil & Gretchen Harris|
|2002||Betsy Burgess & Margaret Harris|
|1999-2000||Helen St Paul|