We're Celebrating the Arts!
The arts play an important role in allowing our community to understand and preserve its cultural heritage. All communities have traditions and history individual to them, and the arts are reflective of a community's past. Cultural awareness and cultural preservation also plays an important role in community development. Art events attract visitors and brings customers into local businesses, restaurants and hotels.
With this in mind, the Cultural Affairs Department is proud to introduce "Celebrating the Arts", a monthly showcase of our diverse art community. Beginning on October 1, 2013, the website began highlighting local artists and musicians, and other events such as concerts, plays and festivals.
If there is an event that you would like to see featured in Celebrating the Arts, please contact Paula Fairconnetue at 228-466-5458. Check out this months featured artist, Joy Sabin Lyons. Some of Ms. Lyon's art collection is on exhibit on the second floor of Bay St. Louis City Hall during the month of December, 688 Hwy. 90. City hall is open 8am until 5pm, Monday through Friday.
According to the Census Bureau, Bay St. Louis is growing more than any other city in south Mississippi. In 2010, the population of Bay St. Louis was 9,260, and in 2011 it jumped to 9,780. In 2012, the city had 10,259 residents, about 1,000 fewer than it had before Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Read more about the growth in this article from the Sun Herald.
Bay St. Louis named one of "THE BEST LITTLE BEACH TOWNS"
Coastal Living Magazine, September 2010 and also one of Budget Travel's "Coolest Small Towns", for 2013.
City Hall is located at 688 Hwy 90, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520.
Our mailing address is Post Office Box 2550, Bay St. Louis, MS 39521.