Celebrating diversity in the arts
From William Faulkner to Elvis Presley, Mississippi’s artists are among the world’s most well-loved and respected. The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the lives and works of these talented Mississippians, whose stories, paintings, performances, dances and other artistic expressions have touched the lives of so many around the world.
The establishment of a Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center was approved in 2001 by the state legislature. The Center’s purpose is to capture the essence of Mississippi’s legacy in the arts and to celebrate the richness and depth of that legacy and the Mississippians who created it.