With February 2016 winding down, it’s time to start marking calendars for one of Oxford’s favorite staple events; Lafayette County’s monthly Oxford Art Crawl.
The popular event – held religiously on the fourth Tuesday of each month (January through October) – is sponsored by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC) and is always free of charge and open to everyone.
This month’s crawl – scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23 – will launch from the Powerhouse in Oxford’s iconic Double Decker bus.
“The Oxford Art Crawl has become one of the events that makes our community distinct. The monthly event provides a chance to get a survey of the ever-changing art exhibits and shows at all venues; from galleries, community spaces to museums. It inspires residents and visitors to set aside time to view art using the monthly event as a way to recharge the mind as they discover the ever-changing exhibits available daily in our community,” YAC director Wayne Andrews said.”
Parking for the event is free to participants and is available in the lot located behind the Powerhouse. From there, the Double Decker bus will shuttle participants regularly throughout evening; making stops at the UM Museum, the Oxford Square, on the Ole Miss campus and at the Powerhouse itself. With the regularity of the bus, participants can easily visit each of the locations and enjoy all of the art on display.
YAC recently released a list of this month’s specific Art Crawl venues:
• The Powerhouse • The University Museum
• The Shelter on Van Buren • High Point Coffee • Gallery 130 at UM’s Meek Hall
Through its website, YAC encourages the entire L-O-U community: “Join us the fourth Tuesday of each month for a monthly tour of Oxford’s art spaces – everything from the traditional to one night only pop up shows.”
Other crawls planned for 2016 include: March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27 and October 25.
The Oxford Art Crawl is presented each month with the generous support of Visit Oxford; the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council; the University of Mississippi Museum; and, the University of Mississippi Department of Art.
For more information, visit the YAC website at OxfordArts
Jeff McVay is a staff writer and graphic designer for Hottytoddy.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org