Carl Fest happening Thursday at Walter Anderson Museum of Art

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is holding their Magic Hour tomorrow.

WAMA hosts these free community events every quarter. This one will celebrate the life of Carl 2.0 the Rooster, Ocean Springs’ unofficial mascot who was killed in April.

The museum partnered with two local Ocean Springs businesses that were Carl’s caretakers, Lil Market and Twisted Anchor Tattoo.

There will be a pop-up art exhibit with work from local artists. WAMA Executive Director Julian Rankin said, “We really look forward to have folks out and it echoes Anderson’s own relationship to nature. He had many pets. Some of them died. He painted them and understood that in death nature gives us a way to understand our own humanity and existence.”

Admission to the fest is free and it runs from 5 to 9 p.m. A portion of Washington Avenue will be closed for a block party.

There will also be live music, food, drinks, and a makers market.

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