Ocean Springs brings the art back to the city

The City of Ocean Springs held their 30th annual Art Walk on Saturday.

The event held on Government Street was created to give small business owners and local artists the opportunity to showcase their artwork to more people.

Painters, balloon sculptors, and other talented artists set up booths in hopes to draw the attention of the people passing by.

The artists either applied for a sponsorship with one of the businesses along the street to set up in front of or they set up their booths in the Fallos parking lot.

Some artists were excited to get back out after the event was canceled last year to the COVID-19 pandemic. Artist Hillery Wolfley said, “I’m so appreciative of all these businesses let us come and use their parking spots and being able to show our stuff. It’s really, it’s a fun experience and it gives us a lot of inspiration for more things, more events for the future.”

B.Y.O Brush Studio owners Kim Rumery and Chelsea Rumery said, “We weren’t able to do the art walk last year because of all the COVID restrictions and it impacted the small businesses like ours. So, it’s really nice to be able to get out and sell our art again.”

To learn more about the art walk and how to apply for the next event, visit artwalkos.com.

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