Annual Art in the Pass show gears up

Art in the Pass is in its 22nd year and organizers say it is going to be bigger and better than ever.

There are two events kicking off Saturday. The Pass Fine Arts and Craft Show and the Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at 5 p.m. at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian.

All who attend can expect live music, food, and drink vendors and 81 artists with display tables. The event is free and open to the public with an art auction all day to help raise donations.

Proceeds of the event go to support art education in Harrison and Hancock County schools.

Event Co-Chair F.J. Cutting says the arts are not only for enjoyment, but are fundamental to student development. “Most people do not realize that art is a problem solving way of thinking. It does help the students in science and math, speaking, writing, and expressing themselves.”

The Pass Art Committee is awarding three scholarships to students and grants to area schools and the Pass Christian Boys and Girls Club.

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