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Blue Moon Art Project Opens Applications to Mississippi Artists

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Updated: 7/17/2014 3:20 pm
Blue Moon is teaming up with the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau to call on Mississippi artists to paint their interpretation of Blue Moon for a chance to win $2,000 and to showcase the art during the state's largest fine arts festival in November.

Everyone is familiar with the nation’s artfully crafted beer, Blue Moon, and following the concept that brewing is an art, art is present in all aspects of Blue Moon. So, to bring that feeling to our state, Blue Moon has inspired the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival to call artists throughout Mississippi to paint their interpretation of Blue Moon into an artfully crafted painting and showcase them during the 35th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival which is presented by Blue Moon in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on November 1st and 2nd.

"Art is not just about a sculpture or a painting," says Cynthia Dobbs Sutton, events and public relations manager for the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau. "Art is about creativity and expressing individuality through such mediums as painting, singing, building, culinary cooking or even beer making. We want to welcome those artists to team up with us and Blue Moon and express themselves through a painting celebrating all things artfully crafted and to show the nation our creative economy."

Artists residing in Mississippi and who are over the age of 21, may download this year's application at and by clicking on the "Blue Moon" logo. Size of painting and canvas used is strictly enforced. All artwork and applications must be delivered to the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau by Friday, October 18th no later than 3 p.m. to be considered. 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. Also, voters will pick the "People's Choice Award" winner during the two day festival in November. The 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.

For more information, visit or call the Ocean Springs Chamber at 228-875-4424.

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