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Art in the Pass joins Celebrate the Gulf
Mar 29, 2013, 16:26

New programs and new artists await visitors to the 16th annual Art in the Pass, which will take place April 6 and April 7 in War Memorial Park in Pass Christian.
Through the years, thousands of visitors have been attracted to the event, which this year will feature more than 100 talented artists from 14 states working in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, glass arts, woodworking and jewelry.
A record number of artists applied this year, which will add to the variety of works offered. This year’s festival will also include a new “Emerging Artists” section, showcasing new artists who are just starting to sell their creations.
The annual Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival is held concurrently with Art in the Pass and is a free, fun, family-friendly event held on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., adjacent to the park’s playground.

Cooking Demonstrations, Guest Chefs Saturday
New this year is a Marine Cuisine pavilion, which will showcase Mississippi Gulf fresh seafood with cooking demonstrations and educational information.
On Saturday in the Marine Cuisine pavilion, four local chefs will prepare seafood dishes and give out small samples to the audience. The schedule is as follows:
11 a.m.- Chef Aimee Anglin of Shaggy’s Harbor Bar & Grill, Pass Christian
12:30 p.m.- Chef Victor Pickich of Coastal Catering, Pass Christian
2 p.m.- Chef Scott Meinka of Fatsumo Sushi, Pass Christian
3:30 p.m.- Chef Cassandra Timmons of Old Cuevas Bistro, Pass Christian
Special Events
Two special events will also be held in the Marine Cuisine pavilion.
On Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., a “Canvas & Corkscrews” patron party will have attendees painting while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and wine. Bring your creative skills and your friends, and come out for an evening of wine and whimsy.
Tickets are $60 per person, or you can purchase a table for eight for $400. Space is limited.
On Sunday, the Marine Cuisine Pavilion will host a brunch, also featuring Gulf fresh seafood and to be catered by the Pass Christian Yacht Club. Seatings will be at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Please see our website (www.artinthepass.com) for a full menu.
Tickets to both events may be purchased by calling 228-363-1973 or 228-452-5969. Tickets are also available with sponsorship packages, which begin at $100.
For more information regarding Art in the Pass, please contact Anita Giani at anita_giani@yahoo.com or 650-743-0870. For information about Celebrate the Gulf, contact Jennifer Buchanan at jen.buchanan@ dmr.ms.gove or 475-7047.

Celebrate the Gulf
For a free, fun and educational event for the whole family, visit the annual Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Established more than 20 years ago, Celebrate the Gulf will be held in conjunction with Art in the Pass at War Memorial Park in Pass Christian. Participants will enjoy lively, hands-on exhibits addressing marine and estuarine environmental issues and recreational and commercial activities associated with the Gulf.
More than 25 exhibitors have signed up for Celebrate the Gulf. Children and adults alike will get to experience everything from crawling through the ever-popular “Turtle Hurdle” to visiting a special touch tank full of marine creatures that is being sponsored by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Participants will also participate in many hands-on activities involving native plants, birds and marine life.
A special Raptor Road Show presented by the Environmental Studies Center from Mobile, Ala. will also be offered periodically throughout the festival. As a special treat for young fishers, the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Mississippi will be hosting a junior fishing rodeo down on the western side of the Pass Harbor from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m fo


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