Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival

Welcome to Mississippi’s largest fine arts festival! The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival was founded to celebrate the arts community and pay tribute to Ocean Springs’ Peter Anderson. Anderson was the original potter of Shearwater Pottery, founded in 1928. Bringing economic development to the area, Ocean Springs is now one of the most popular cities in Mississippi.

Located in downtown Ocean Springs, the Peter Anderson Festival occurs on the first weekend in November each year. It has grown from a volunteer-run small gathering of local artists and art enthusiasts to one of the largest and most premier arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. More than several decades old, the festival attracts over 150,000 people and hosts more than 400 artist booths.

This weekend is the perfect getaway for art collectors looking for their next prized piece as well as locals looking to purchase some unique Christmas presents for family and friends. Plan to spend the weekend or even a few hours downtown Ocean Springs at the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, one of the best art festivals in the nation.