Art in the Pass


APRIL 2-3, 2022

Annual festival to feature fine arts, live music, food and more with 90 artists from 10 states

Pass Christian, Miss., Feb. 6, 2022 - Art in the Pass returns the weekend of April 2 – 3, 2022, with fine arts, live music, food and more, all in a beautiful setting overlooking the beaches of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The event takes place from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. each day in scenic Memorial Park in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Showcasing a variety of media--including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and pottery--this annual, vetted fine arts festival features 90 artists from 11 states. Now in its 24th year, Art in the Pass attracts 10,000 visitors from across the region. Admission is free.


Memorial Park is located between Fleitas and Davis avenues on Scenic Drive in Pass Christian. For more details, visit or the Art in the Pass Facebook page.


Art in the Pass is sponsored by Pass Christian Main Street Association and Mississippi Power.

Scholarships and Art Supply Donations

Proceeds from Art in the Pass support art education in Mississippi Gulf Coast schools. In 2019, Art in the Pass awarded over $28,000 in scholarships and school grants to participating schools in Harrison and Hancock counties. Monetary awards included three scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing art-related careers, as well as grants designated to fund art programs in high schools in Harrison and Hancock counties as well as the Pass Christian School District and the Pass Christian Boys and Girls Club. Each artist in the festival contributes one piece to the silent auction, and proceeds from the auction and the on-site donation box fund the scholarships and grants. The student art show will take place on Sunday, April 3, and the winners of this year's scholarships will be announced at 1 p.m.

Celebrate the Gulf

In addition, the Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival is also held in the park Saturday until 3 pm. The event includes a Jr. fishing rodeo and more than 25 exhibits related to the wise use, preservation and conservation of our valuable aquatic and coastal resources. The Audubon Society will host hands-on nature activities and demonstrations on Sunday. All events are free.

AAA Southern Traveler Travel Treasure Award

In 2015, Art in the Pass was selected as an official AAA Southern Traveler Travel Treasure by the AAA Association. AAA Southern Traveler magazine is read by more than 290,000 frequent travelers, and each bimonthly issue features a series of four to six unique Southern attractions.

Media Contacts

For more information regarding Art in the Pass, please contact event chair Betty Sparkman at 703.980.3376 / or Lisa Eveleigh at 919.265.4526 or