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(Ocean Springs, MS) – The organizers of the Blue Moon Art Project contest are calling for Mississippi artists aged 21 or older to create a fun and contemporary canvas for a chance to win $2000 and be the feature of everything blue moon in the following year’s Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival.

An artist residing in Mississippi may submit a painted art piece on a museum-quality canvas size 24” (height) x 36” (width).  Artists are encouraged to create a design that inspires the crafty essence of blue moon and the vibe of how the brand makes customers feel. 

Artists may download this year’s application by visiting www.peterandersonfestival.com and by clicking on the “Blue Moon” logo on the home page. Applications are to be turned in with a painted canvas by October 4 by 3 p.m. to the Ocean Springs Chamber-Main Street offices located at 1000 Washington Avenue.  A committee will review each application looking for specific details including but not limited to the size of the canvas, the design to be that of a contemporary yet abstract design, and imagery.  Beer bottles are not included in the painting and no words are to be added to the front of the artwork.  The size of the painted canvas will be strictly enforced. 

One winner will be chosen as the Blue Moon Art Project winner receiving $2,000 and will be the feature work for all things Blue Moon in the coming year’s Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival.  Spectators to the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival will pick the “People’s Choice Award” winner during the two-day festival. That winner will receive a $500 cash prize.

This year’s project is brought by Blue Moon Brewing Company, F.E.B. Distributing Company, and the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau. The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon will be hosted on November 2 & 3, 2024 in downtown Ocean Springs.  The Peter Anderson Festival Is a trademarked event.

For more information on the Blue Moon Art Project, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau at 228–875-4424 or visit www.peterandersonfestival.com.

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ABOUT OCEAN SPRINGS MAIN STREET

Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau is a three-tier, non-profit organization created in 1947 that promotes tourism, preservation, community vitality and local culture. In 1989, Ocean Springs became a national main street community. Today, the Ocean Springs Chamber– Main Street – Tourism Bureau located in the heart of downtown not only serves to promote and preserve, but also informs as the official town visitors center. Ocean Springs Main Street is a recipient of the 2013 Great American Main Street Award and voted as “One of America’s Most Charming Main Streets” for 2024.