Learn about how we support visual & performing artists and engage in the next generation of them in and around Laurel, MS.
We are a member-driven volunteer organization made up of women from all over Laurel and Jones County.
Founded in November of 1969, this organization of dedicated women provides its community with support for art departments at local public and private schools, scholarships, a children's art contest, and Day in the Park, a large arts festival. We also assist Laurel Rogers Museum of Art with various programs including the Very Special Arts Festival and the Heritage Arts Festival.
Day in the Park is Laurel Arts League's largest annual event, which takes place the first Saturday of May each year in Mason Memorial Park. The day begins with a 5K race, followed by a fun run. Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy live music, student and juried art competitions, delicious festival cuisine, children's activities and the works of many skilled artisans and craftspeople.
The mission of the Laurel Arts League is to support and celebrate the visual and performing arts through public education and events in the city of Laurel, Mississippi.
The Laurel Arts League is a non-profit organization and maintains 501(c)(3) status.
The Laurel Arts League was excited to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. Founded in 1969, this non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the visual and performing arts through public education and events within the city of Laurel
and throughout Jones County.
Since its beginning, the Laurel Arts League has continued to grow and expand its impact throughout our community. The Arts League is now comprised of 59 volunteer members and supports many area projects; such as the Art on Masonite Contest, the Heritage Arts Festival, the Very Special Arts Event, and the City Wide Art Contest. In 2018, the Laurel Arts League was proud to award $2,000 in scholarships to student artists within Jones county.
Your contribution enables us to support and celebrate the visual and performing arts through public education and events.
With continued concern for the safety and health of all involved, the 49th Day in the Park will not occur in its traditional form on May 1, 2021.
The Laurel Arts League is excited to celebrate the arts in different ways that will benefit the community in a safe manner.