Art Around Town
It’s almost impossible to walk down the Oak-lined streets of Ocean Springs without seeing local artwork. The heart of Ocean Springs’ art culture began with the Anderson family. Walter and Peter Anderson were brothers that both were gifted with artistic talents. Walter painted organic designs and Peter created beautifully shaped pottery pieces. Shearwater Pottery was founded in 1928 by Peter and continues to produce pottery, utilitarian ware, figurines, decorative tiles and other pieces unique in nature today. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art honors Walter and his artwork along with the famous Little Room where he frequented his time to bring life to every inch of the walls, floor and ceiling. Throughout the years, art has popped up everywhere including on sides of buildings and in parks. Thanks to the efforts of the Public Art Project (PAPOS), those pieces are documented. From public art installations to galleries large and small, art is everywhere you look.
Come and create with us. Explore the art around town. Sign up for a class at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, or City of Ocean Springs Parks & Recreation Pottery Program. Check out our local paint shops including BYOB and Wood & Wine. Ocean Springs is home to our local artist co-op, The Art House located at 921 Cash Alley and the Local Creatives located inside the Mary C. at 1600 Government Street.
Find out more about art around Ocean Springs, 228-875-4424.