Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival selected as Top 20 Event

The 39th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival has been selected as one of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events. 
 
This award winning, long standing arts festival hosted by the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau attracts more than 400 vendors from around the continent that display everything from the finest pottery, paintings, jewelry, and sculptures to woodwork, metal work, and handmade tile pieces. 
 
The annual festival makes a significant contribution to developing the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a regional arts destination. The event has grown to become known as the largest fine arts festival in the state attracting 150,000 in attendance to the local area.  In 2016, the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development in partnership with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, worked to determine the economic impact totaling $24 million to the local economy confirming that the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival serves both as a tool to bring in new revenue into the community, but also serves to enhance the culture of the region.
 
This year’s festival will be held in downtown Ocean Springs on November 4 and November 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information on this award winning event presented by Blue Moon, please contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424 or visit www.peterandersonfestival.com.