Coming Events

Mark your calendars:

    • Painted Tile Workshop with Daniel Calcote: March 3, 9:00-12:00 Visual Arts Center, Perkinston Campus.  $40 (members) $55 (non-members). For more information, contact Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298.
    • Pine Hill Day: March 17, 9-4, Downtown Wiggins.  Please contact Kelly Spacht at 601-528-1123 to volunteer for children’s art area.
    • SCAC Meeting: March 20, 5:30PM-6:30PM, -Visual Arts Center, Perkinston Campus.
    • Clay Turtle with Vanessa Ritchie. March 20 following SCAC meeting at the Visual Arts Center from 6:30PM-8PM.  $25 (members) $40 (non-members). To register, contact Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298.
    • Art Walk: April 21, 1PM-5PM:
      • Come paint on site on Pine Hill. To register, contact Kathryn Lewis at228-697-4505.
      • Downtown Wiggins Mural Tour. 1PM tour led by Sandra Cassibry; 3PM tour led by Kathryn Lewis.
      • Book signing from 2PM-4PM at Southern Turning with Malcolm White (Director of the MS Arts Commission) for his book, Hal and Mal. Cost: $40. Refreshments provided by Hal & Mals!
    • Painted Bottles and Vases with artist Valerie Winn on May 12th at Pink Rooster Art Gallery, Ocean Springs from 9AM-3PM. Cost is $60 (members) and $75 (non-members). To register, contact Kathryn Lewis at 228-697-4505.

Coming Events

September 18, 4PM-5PM, Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
Stone County Arts Council Presents Kids Artists Workshop Fall Tree
September 19
530-630PM, Malone Fine Arts Building, Room 104, MGCCC, Perkinston
Monthly Stone County Arts Council Meeting
630PM, Malone Fine Arts Building, Gallery, MGCCC, Perkinston
Gallery Opening, Joy Jennings and Mary Ann Long:
Two Views, Two Styles, and Two Stone County Girls
September 23, 9AM-3PM,Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
Join Artist Kelly Spacht for a Free-Form Basket Workshop. Call Sandra Cassibry at 601-528-2343 for more information and to register.
September 25, 6PM-730PM, Community Arts Center, MGCCC, Perkinston
PAWS for ART – The Stone County SPCA (SCSPCA) in partnership with the Stone County Arts Council (SCAC) is offering a fun night of art, sipping lemonade and sweet tea, and painting the State of Mississippi.  Fee is a donation of $45 to benefit the SCSPCA to pay for kitten/cat spay/neuter. Instruction by artist Sandra Cassibry. PLEASE register ASAP so we can have adequate supplies on hand. To register, contact Kathryn Lewis  at 228-697-4505 or All Supplies are furnished.
Community Notes:
September 24, 730AM-10AM, FUMC Wiggins
Pancake Breakfast benefitting the Friends of Stone County Libraries
November 11
Dedication of Stone County’s Bicentennial (36th) Mural – A Gathering of Heroes

Summer Art Workshop 2017!

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Briley Hines (McHenry), Paxton and Lucy George (Perk), Katharine Spacht (Perk), and Donna and Davis Walker were among the students at the Summer Art Workshop sponsored by the Stone County Arts Council in partnership with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Art Instructor Kelli Spacht worked with students to create different art pieces each day!  Students learned weaving, drawing, abstract watercolor painting, and made Chihuly inspired bowls.

News and Notes from the SCAC

A Gathering of Heroes

The “Perk Players” in partnership with “The Telling Trees Project” presented A Gathering of Heroes.  Admission to the production included donations to “Our Daily Bread Food Pantry”! Over 15 flats of food were donated!
Food Collections

Third Annual Creative Economy Workshop

The Stone County Economic Development Partnership, MS Gulf Coast Community College and the Mississippi Creative Economy sponsored the Third Annual Creative Economy Workshop, February 23, 2017, at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Featured speakers included Tonya Sanders Hays (Wings Director and writer of the two “Telling Trees” Plays featuring Stone County stories), Rick Wilemon (William Carey University-curator, painter, and sculptor) and Bethany Byrd (Marketing) “Own Your Hill”.  Robert St. John was the luncheon keynote speaker and the Ultimate Panel Discussion followed – Tres Hombres– Robert St. John (Chef, Restaurateur, Author), Malcolm White (Director Mississippi Arts Commission) and Wyatt Waters (watercolorist and author)! 65+ participants enjoyed a day of sharing and learning from these incredible workshop leaders!
Wyatt Waters, Malcolm White, Robert St. John

Stone County Arts Council March Meeting                       and Kelly Spacht Workshop

The Stone County Arts Council will meet on March 21, 2017 at 4:30pm at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The meeting is open to all interested participants.
Following the meeting, at 5:30pm, artist Kelly Spacht will present the workshop “Painting Jellyfish.” The workshop is open to SCAC members for $25 and non-members for $40. For more information and to register, contact Sandra Cassibry at (601) 928-2343 or (601) 928-6298.
Kelly Spacht Jellyfish

Join us at The Mary O’Keefe for Red Creek Currents!



Artist Wyatt Waters and the SCAC Paint Red Creek

Wyatt Waters’ Easel
SCAC with Wyatt Waters at Red Creek


Free Little Library Houses

The Friends of Stone County Librariesis proud to sponsor “Free Little Library Houses” in our public and school libraries and features local artists.  The “Seuss House” was designed and built by the Stone County Prisoners and painted by Stone County Artist Kelly Spacht. This library is located at the Stone Elementary School and offers books to children. A book exchange is recommended but not required!


Artist Debra Baldinger recently presented a drawing class through the Stone County Arts Council!

Deborah Baldinger
Debra Baldinger

The next SCAC workshop is “funky fish” with Artist Kelly Spacht on October 10th. For more information about workshops, to register or meetings, call 601-928-6298.

Upcoming Event Reminders

  • September 15: Stone County Arts Council (SCAC) meeting is at 5:30pm followed at 6:30pm by a stained glass assemblage workshop (cross/dragonfly);
  • September 19: 9am-3pm; Debra Ballinger Basic Pencil Drawing;
  • October 10: Funky Fish with artist Kelly Spacht has been rescheduled for this date for 9am-3pm;
  • October 20: Stone County Arts Council meets at  5:30pm followed at 6:30pm by a  “Home” Canvas painting workshop with Sandra Cassibry.

To sign up for any of the workshops, please call Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298. Most 1/2 day classes are $30 members and $40 non-members and full day classes are $60 for members and $75 non-members.

All meetings and workshops are at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus unless other wise noted.

SCAC 2015-2016 Workshop Schedule

2015-2016 Workshop Schedule
2015-2016 Workshop Schedule

“Little Free Library Houses”

As summer approaches, be on the lookout for the “Little Free Library Houses” in our community. These beautiful houses are painted by artists in the area and filled with books for children by the Friends of Stone County Libraries. This Community project benefits all of us.

Seuss House
Seuss House

The Seuss house painted by Kelly Spacht is housed at Stone Elementary.

Wise Reading Owl
Wise Reading Owl

The “Wise Reading Owl” painted by Kym Garraway will visit the Wiggins Library this summer for the Summer Reading Program. Beginning this fall, this Little Free Library willfind its home at Perk Elementary.

Click here for more information on “Little Free Libraries.”

Coming Events

Join the Stone County Arts Council at the Community Arts Center on the Perkinston Campus for the Fabric Arts Show featuring the “Stone County Community Quilt” on January 27th at 6:00 pm. In addition to the “Quilt”, Fabric Art pieces from participants in the Quilt journey will be on display. This opening is open to the public so join us! The Pine Hill Dulcimers will perform at 6:30 pm.

Coming Workshops:

  • Canvas Weaving workshop with Artist Sarah Johnson, January 31 from 9-noon
  • Funky Fish workshop with Artist Kelly Spacht, February 21 from 9-noon
  • SCAC February 24th meeting: 5:30 pm at the Visual Arts Center, all are invited
  • Water Color Flowers workshop with Artist Sherry Carlson, March 27 from 9-noon

For further information regarding workshops or to register, contact President Sandra Cassibry at 601-928-6298.


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