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1300 24th Ave.
Gulfport, MS


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Wed - Sun: 11 AM - 5 PM

The Gulfport Arts Center is operated by the Gulfport Galleria of Fine Art, a co-operative co-founded by Mary Anne Barkley and the late Kathy McCall immediately after Hurricane Katrina to share the work of local artists. The organization became a 501(c)3 non-profit in 2015, and by agreement with the City of Gulfport, moved into the historic Carnegie Library Building, downtown near the Post Office, and adjacent to the Mississippi Aquarium. The GGFA currently has about thirty members. Membership is open to regional artists interested in displaying their work and being involved in the operation of the Arts Center.

The Gulfport Arts Center offers a large display of a variety of locally-produced art: paintings, pottery, and other crafts, sculpture, jewelry, woodcrafts, and books. This gallery is staffed by GGFA members and is open to the public for free. Most of the art is available for sale. We also offer special exhibits, art classes in a variety of mediums, and children’s art camps.

Coastal Chapter, Mississippi Writers Guild meeting Wednesday, May 17 🗓 🗺

Your local writers guild meets at the Gulfport Arts Center every third Wednesday of the month, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  This month’s guest is Kristin Brandt, Arts Industry Director, Mississippi Arts Commission. Kristin will talk about the types and timing of grants coming up in 2023.  The MAC manages at least five different grant programs, with some funds coming from the state and other underwriting provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.  She’ll discuss the benefits and eligibility for writers and the commitments, restrictions, and requirements of each type of grant. Following her presentation and a short break, the Second Hour group discussion topic this month: “Is your book more than the words you put into it?”


This May 19th Friday will be the 3rd year running for this much-anticipated event!!  Gulf coast artists gear up all year to go outside of their “norm” and copy one of the Master’s Works. Friday, May 19th, 5 PM – 8 PM

J. Michael Dumoulin – Bi-state Art Competition at the Meridian

Our own J. Michael Dumoulin has had two of his illustrations accepted in the 48th Annual Bi-state (AL & MS) Art Competition at the Meridian, MS, Museum of Art. Both of these multi-media illustrations are the same ones offered for sale on our Galleria web store.