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About Art in the Pass

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The next Art in the Pass is scheduled for

April 6-7, 2024


The 26th annual Art in the Pass returned to scenic Memorial Park, overlooking the beach and gulf waters, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, April 6 and 7, 2024. Our vetted fine arts festival attracts about 100 artists from 10 states and approximately 10,000 visitors from Pensacola to Baton Rouge.  

We are known for our Southern hospitality, beautiful location, amazing art, great food and incredible live entertainment.

In addition, the Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival is held concurrently each year, this year with an added science component.

Funds raised directly benefit our Gulf Coast communities.  Due to the generosity of our sponsors and visitors, we were able to increase to Six our scholarships for rising high school seniors who are pursuing art education. Plus we made significant grants for art supplies to 14 area high schools, the Pass Christian School District and the Pass Christian Boys and Girls Club. In 2023, with the invaluable help of our sponsors, we provided nearly $40,000 in scholarships, grants and awards.

The Silent Auction

This Year we will not Hold a Silent Auction.

Live Music

Throughout the Festival we have live music from some great local groups.

Food Vendors

During the Festival, food vendors offer an assortment of food items available for sale.

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Festival Activities

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 the Saturday of Art in the Pass, adjacent to the park’s playground. Celebrate the Gulf offers lively hands-on activities addressing marine and estuarine environmental issues, and recreational and commercial uses associated with the Gulf of Mexico.

ChildrensTentArt in the Pass is filled with special events. Applicants for the Art in the Pass Scholarships display their art in the scholarship competition. In addition, on Sunday there are art activities for children as well as the high school art contest.

Student Art Show: The 12th annual Art in the Pass Student Art Show is held on Sunday. Students from area high schools showed their works and compete for cash awards and ribbons. Instructions are 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.

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