Posters enhance the festive atmosphere of South Mississippi

One of the great lagniappes of festivals in South Mississippi is the stunning artwork that is often produced to promote them.

That’s certainly the case with the inaugural “Live Oak Arts Festival” taking place in downtown Pascagoula today.

The Mary Bet Evans’ watercolor that adorns the poster is extremely suitable for framing. Indeed, 50 signed and numbered prints of the poster will be on sale today for $30, while unsigned prints will be sold for $10 and T-shirts bearing the artwork can be had for $15.

As for the festival itself, spokesperson Jennifer Flanagan says that 60 vendors of art and pottery and such will be around downtown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Then musicians take over from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a series of free concerts.

Also during the day, more than 300 Live oaks suitable for planting will be given away.

We happily welcome the Live Oak Arts Festival to the family of festive activities held each year throughout South Mississippi.

This editorial represents the views of the Sun Herald editorial board, which consists of President-Publisher Glen Nardi, Vice President and Executive Editor Stan Tiner, Opinion Page Editor B. Marie Harris, Associate Editor Tony Biffle, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Flora S. Point and Marketing Services Director John McFarland. Opinions expressed by letter writers, columnists and cartoonists are their own

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