We work hard to bring Arts Education to children and adults through our various events and workshops.
HattiesburgArts Council offers educational and therapeutic programs by offering on-site art activities at The Arc Rise and Shine of Southern Mississippi, and Forrest County Drug Court.
Abigail Lenz Allen says, "There is no way for me to express how proud I am of these amazing artists at The Arc and Drug Court! This is my favorite part of the week... Hattiesburg Arts Council has continued to sponsor these programs, going on for eight years now. For this, I am truly grateful."
Annually HAC brings a national theatre company to Hattiesburg for a series of performances at the historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater for local school children from many of the surrounding school systems and counties, including Forrest County Public Schools, The Hattiesburg Public School System, Oak Grove Public Schools, and Green County Schools.
Outdoor Community Events
Hattiesburg Arts Council takes great pride and joy in bringing recreational programs to outdoor events and festivals in Hattiesburg. You will see drawing horses, sidewalk chalk art, bucket drumming, and more for kids of all ages.
Each June the Hattiesburg ARts Council hosts City Summer Camps in the arts whivh may include visual art, music, dance, and theatre free of charge to children attendance at various public schools and area community centers.
Our summer camps give students a creative outlet and help nurture their artisitic growth. National data suggests that working artistically and learning about creative problem-solving leads to great skills in other areas, like math and science. HAC also supports local art teachers and artists by giving them summer employment opportunities.