To say there’s an arts event happening almost every day in Oxford is not an exaggeration.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council helps organize 320 days of arts programming every year.
“That means almost every day, we have something going on somewhere in the community, if not multiple things a day,” said Wayne Andrews, director of the Arts Council.
That’s why the organization’s leaders were happy to learn they’ve been awarded a $27,000 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission for the 2015 fiscal year. The YAC grant was one of nine awarded in Lafayette County totaling $63,000.
(July 7, 2014, Page 1)
LOFT, Tourism help fund popular events and services by awarding several grants recently for more than $60K. (September 20, 2013, Page 1A, 8A)
The Mississippi Arts Commission awarded several local artists and art programs grant money for the 2013 grant cycle, including Thacker Mountain, YAC and blues musician Bill “Howl-in-Madd” Perry. (July 22, 2013, Page 1)
A new film program will give filmmakers a venue for showing off their skills and help keep the roads safer in Oxford. (March 25, 2013, Page 1A)
Inheriting his father’s technical mind, Jeff Walin began studying electronics as a high school student and today also tinkers with speakers, guitars and other sound equipment. His day job includes maintaining and troubleshooting for AT&T’s fiber network in the area around Oxford. (March 22, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)
This year’s Double Decker Arts Festival will have some new events, lots of old favorites and a few changes, including new art programs and no paid music concert on Friday, however plans are to still have a two-day event. (January 17, 2013, Page 1, 12)
Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? What, exactly, is the deadline? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at resolutions, comparing them to second chances at starting or stopping something. (January 4, 2013, Page 4A)
Local artists and art programs recently received more than $55,000 in grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission. See which programs got funding in today’s EAGLE. (July 6, 2012, Page 2A)
OXFORD TOWN – A local favorite, Michael Worthy (pictured here) & Friends, kicks off one of the L-O-U community’s favorite summertime events, the Summer Sunset Series, this Sunday evening at the Grove Stage beginning at 7. Turn to Page 12 in Oxford Town No. 981 for more information about the cool, free annual Sunday music series that begins this Sunday screaming for you and your entire family to attend.. (May 31, 2012, Page 12)
OXFORD TOWN – InterACTions, Oxford’s third annual arts sampler, will boast its dance (Hinge pictured here), music, art and theatre communities this Saturday (March 31) and everyone is invited to the free event. Turn to Page 3 in Oxford Town No. 972 to learn more about the popular community arts event sponsored by YAC. (March 29, 2012, Page 3)