Like moths to a flame, creative types should flock to the charming coastal community of Ocean Springs this weekend. Two events will draw musicians and aspiring artists, alike.
- Now in its fourth year, the Mississippi Songwriters Festival will once again showcase some of Nashville's greatest songwriters, as well as Mississippi musicians. Live performances throughout the weekend plus songwriting workshops on Saturday. mssongwritersfestival.com.
- Over at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, the annual Art by the Sea Retreats is a smattering of workshops led by respected regional artists. A sampling of classes includes Monotype and Collage Sandwiches; Sewn Paper; Silkscreen on Steroids; Fearless Resin Formulation; plus sessions on jewelry making, batik, and icons. artbythesearetreats.com.