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 is located in the historic 1927 Ocean Springs Public School Building. The Center provides a diverse set of programs and facilities for the arts. The beautiful lobby area houses the spectacular 1937 WPA tile murals painted by James McConnell Anderson and fired by Peter Anderson and now lovingly restored and protected.

Inside the Cultural Center an art gallery filled with beautiful artwork and the Ocean Springs Art Museum.

Open Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm.

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!
  • Various locations

  • Sep 17, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020

The Annual MS Songwriters Festival features over 100 national and regional songwriters at 13 venues: 10 in downtown Ocean Springs, 1 in Gautier, 1 in Moss Point and 1 in Margaritaville Biloxi. A Top 20 Event Award winner 1000’s of fans take to the streets at Mississippi’s largest songwriter festival.

Individual venues and performances to be announced.

Welcome to the oldest night race in Coastal Mississippi. 

Race starts behind the Mary C on Porter Avenue west to the beach, up Washington Avenue to Porter and Magnolia to the finishline.

The Proceeds from this fundraiser help fund scholarships to seniors at Ocean Springs High School and St. Martin High School and also help fund many Rotary causes.