18th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival is scheduled for April 26-27, 2013
For a complete festival guide and for the latest information on the festival visit
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council has a number of events going on in conjunction with the festival on the Courthouse Lawn on Friday, April 26th
Schedule of events include:
Studio Tours on the Double Decker bus departing from Skipwith Cottage at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm
Tour includes stops at the following artists' studios:
Tickets for the studio tours are $8.00.
Click here to purchase tickets for the studio tours.
12pm-5pm Museum on the Square
Create a quick project inspired by the Museum's collection of Theora Hamblett paintings.
1pm-5pm Painting What You See
The Oxford Artists Guild will be doing a plein air painting demonstration. Festival goers can watch multiple artists create a work of art as they, paint "whatever they see."
12-12:30 Andi Bedsworth Mixed Media Stitch Demonstration
12:30-1 Janet Barnes Watercolor Demonstration
1-2 Double Decker Painting Class
Studio Whimzy will be teaching a popular Z-event style class. The subject of the painting is Double Decker Bus and the cost is $25 and will include supplies.
1-1:30 Mark Barnes' Kudzu Basket Weaving Demonstration
1:30-2:15 Pottery demonstration with Sheri Marshall of Marshall Pottery
2:15-3 Make It, Take It Cards Class with Andi Bedsworth
3:15-4 Toni Joyner Oil Painting Demonstration
4-4:45 Pottery demonstration with Sheri Marshall of Marshall Pottery
**Above events take place on the Courthouse Lawn**
Off Square Events include:
Eco-Fashion Show- There will be a Eco-Fashion Show at the Jackson Avenue Center at 7:00 p.m. All clothing is all natural and recycled. The show costs $5.
Letterpress Demonstration- The Ole Miss Art Department Printmakers will be doing letterpress demonstration at Meek Hall on the Ole Miss campus. It will be in room 113 and will be from 1:00 p.m. till 2:30 p.m.
Offerings- Meek Hall will be hosting a Norma Acord ceramics show titled, “Offerings”. It will take place in Gallery 130 in Meek Hall on the Ole Miss campus from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Mud Daubers- There will be a ceramics demonstration on the front lawn of Meek Hall, located on the Ole Miss Campus. It will take place from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m.
Mold Making- The Rebel Sculpture Society will be offering mold-making class using a cauldron and hot molten metals. It will take place in the sculpture lawn at Meek Hall on the Ole Miss campus. This class will be from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. The cost is between $30 and $110 depending on what kind of project you want to do.
"Muses and Metaphor" Panel Discussion: The University of Mississippi Department of Art will be hosting a Brown Bag Panel discussion featuring internationally acclaimed, American realist painter, Bo Barlett; Betsy Eby, American encaustic painter; and William Dunlap, Southern painter. This panel discussion will happen on Friday, April 26 from Noon to 1:00 PM at the University of Mississippi Museum.
Bo Barlett Artist's Lecture: The University of Mississippi Department of Art will be hosting an Artist's Lecture with Bo Barlett an internationally acclaimed, American realist painter. His lecture will be on Thursday, April 25th at 3:00 PM at the Jackson Events Center (next to the Malco Theater,) 2530 West Jackson Avenue. Reception will follow the lecture.
Mold Making- The Rebel Sculpture Society will be offering mold-making class using a cauldron and hot molten metals. It will take place in the sculpture lawn at Meek Hall on the Ole Miss campus. This class will be on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. The cost is between $30 and $110 depending on what kind of project you want to do.
** Escape the heat during Double Decker! The University Museum will be free to the public on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Come view our two new exhibitions, Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s and Into the Flatland: Photographs by Kathleen Robbins
Sunday, April 28th at 3pm Gospel Choir Showcase to benefit Good Food For Oxford's Schools
Featuring the Ole Miss Gospel Choir along with more of North Mississippi's finest!
On the Square on the steps of City Hall, hosted by JoVon Reed
Taste Test of New School Menus
Kids' Present-Learn What They're Learning