Tuesday’s Oxford Art Crawl Features Shakespeare-Inspired Theme; Launches at 6

YAC's monthly Oxford Art Crawl features rides on the iconic Double Decker bus to art exhibits around Oxford and Ole Miss. Photo courtesy of YAC
YAC’s monthly Oxford Art Crawl features rides on the iconic Double Decker bus to art exhibits around Oxford and Ole Miss.
Photo courtesy of YAC

Next Tuesday, one of Oxford’s favorite fluid gatherings – YAC’s Oxford Art Crawl – takes place at several locations around town.

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. Tuesday, April 26 – will launch from the Powerhouse in Oxford’s iconic Double Decker bus.

YAC Director Wayne Andrews
YAC Director Wayne Andrews

“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
• Southside Gallery
• The Shelter on Van Buren
• High Point Coffee on the Square
• The University Museum
• Gallery 130 at Meek Hall

Launching from the Powerhouse, .The Shelter on Van Buren is scheduled as one of the stops on YAC's Oxford Art Crawl tonight beginning at 6. Photo by Jeff McVay
Launching from the Powerhouse, .The Shelter on Van Buren is scheduled as one of the stops on YAC’s Oxford Art Crawl tonight beginning at 6.
Photo by Jeff McVay

Displayed at the Powerhouse for this month’s “crawl, YAC will be featuring “Where for Art Thou?” – a Shakespeare-inspired show in conjunction with the First Folio’s visit to the Ford Center.

Displayed at the Powerhouse for this month's Oxford Art Crawl, YAC will be featuring "Where for Art Thou?" - a Shakespeare-inspired show in conjunction with the First Folio's visit to the Ford Center.
Displayed at the Powerhouse for this month’s Oxford Art Crawl, YAC will be featuring “Where for Art Thou?” – a Shakespeare-inspired show in conjunction with the First Folio’s visit to the Ford Center.

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: 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; Southside Gallery; the University of Mississippi Museum; Gallery 130; 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 jeff.mcvay@hottytoddy.com

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