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Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education

1600 Government Street

Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: (228) 818-2878

The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center offers space throughout the historic building for special events, meetings, reunions and more. The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theater offers 383 seats and can accommodate concerts, plays, musicals, recitals, and meetings. The Scharr-Ello Studio provides professional audio/video recording, mastering/editing services, and is available for individuals, groups, choirs, school groups, bands and chamber ensembles by the hour or session. The Duckett Gallery, HOSA Room, Paper Mache Room, Performing Arts Room, Pottery Studio, Visual Arts Room, Woodcarving Room, IP Culinary Arts Café, and the grounds of the Mary C offer space for meetings, workshops, special events, and more.

Facility Info
  • Description The Trent Lott Performing Arts Theatre is available for performances and meetings. With 393 seats, the Theatre accommodates concerts, plays, musicals, recitals and town meetings. The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center also offers seven other rooms throughout the center for workshops or gatherings! The Duckett Gallery, Paper Mache Room, HOSA Room, Performing Arts Room, VA Room, Pottery Studio, and Woodcarving Room are available for your meeting needs. Call for details & rental fees!

The Mary C and Lynn Meadows Wings Performing Arts have partnered together to offer innovative workshops for children at the Mary C.

Lucy Ridge explores musical theatre with children in grades 3- 5. Lucy is graduate of USM and has extensive experience in performing and working in musical theatre.  

Instructor: Lucy Ridge

Grades: 3-5 

 

 

Students will explore a range of media and learn to use them in instructor guided projects. Painting, print making, pastels and collage projects are included in this fun and inspirational class for kids.

All supplies and materials are provided.

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Grades: 1-6, monthly sessions

Tuesday, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th  -Registration Deadline: February 27th

Tuesday, April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th - Registration Deadline: March 27th

Tuesday, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd  - Registration Deadline: April 24th

Students will explore a range of media and learn to use them in instructor guided projects. Painting, print making, pastels and collage projects are included in this fun and inspirational class for kids.

All supplies and materials are provided.

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Grades: 1-6, monthly sessions

Wednesday, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - Registration Deadline: February 28th

Wednesday, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th - Registration Deadline: March 28th

Wednesday, May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd - Registration Deadline: April 25th

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting! Whether you are looking to apply to a specialized art program, or just want to learn the fundamentals of drawing, this class is for you.

All supplies and materials are provided.

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Ages: 12 and up, monthly sessions

March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th - Registration Deadline: February 28th

April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th - Registration Deadline: March 25th

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd - Registration Deadline: April 25th

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting! Whether you are looking to apply to a specialized art program, or just want to learn the fundamentals of drawing, this class is for you.

All supplies and materials are provided.

Instructor: Carmen Lugo

Ages: 12 and up, monthly sessions

March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 28th - Registration Deadline:  March 1st

April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th - Registration Deadline:  March 29th

May 3rd. 10th, 17th, 24th - Registration Deadline:  April 26th