Often touted as the “cultural Mecca of the South”, Oxford’s vibrant arts scene has attracted many artists to our community. Oxford and the surrounding communities have a variety of galleries featuring local work as well as traveling exhibits.
The gallery features work by regional, national and international artists. The gallery also hosts a lecture series and receptions. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. To find out more information call 662-234-9090 or view the Southside Gallery website.
Gallery 130 at Meek Hall
Gallery 130 is situated in the University of Mississippi Department of Art.
The Powerhouse Community Arts Center
Home to Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, the Powerhouse hosts a variety of arts related events and exhibits. Located just a short walk from the Square on University Avenue. The Powerhouse is open Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00. For more information on the Powerhouse, or events hosted by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council visit their website.
Taylor Arts – Taylor, Mississippi
Just a short drive from Oxford, Taylor, Mississippi has become a small artists community. About 10 miles from Oxford, Taylor is most often visited for their catfish restaurant, Taylor Grocery, but the arts scene in Taylor is worth a visit as well. Taylor Arts is open Tuesday to Sunday.
Oxford Treehouse Gallery
Oxford Treehouse Gallery (formerly Neill Studios), began with a simple move to beautiful Lafayette County. Walter and Vivian Neill started with a blacksmith shop in 2002. Walter built a painting studio/gallery nestled in the trees (some actually supporting the porches) in 2005 and the chicken palace in 2008 completed the evolution. The gallery doubled as their home and studio until construction was finished on their house on the same property in 2013.
Oxford Treehouse Gallery is open Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment. Visit their website for more information.
Oxford Artist Guild Gallery
Now located on the upper level of Sugar Magnolia Antique Mall open Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit Oxford Artist Guild’s Facebook page for more information.
Established over 45 years ago, the Oxford Artists’ Guild is the oldest arts organization in Oxford, Mississippi. Currently, there are over 90 members whose talents include pottery, woodworking, sculpting, glass fusing, metal and iron work, ceramics, silver smithing, basketry, jewelers, photographers, fabric artists, and painters with various mediums such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, and collage.
The Guild hosts annual spring and fall shows on the Oxford Square featuring musicians and children’s activities.