It’s no secret, but every year, a group of artists have a One Night Stand on University Avenue.
There are more than 250 undergraduate art majors enrolled in three programs at the University of Mississippi’s Department of Art and Art History. Some shared their thoughts about having a possible arts district, or area where art is emphasized, in Oxford.
One example of a large, successful arts district that could offer Oxford ideas is the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District with a board of directors that includes business owners, activists and artists.
University Avenue is home to many of Oxford’s main attractions and businesses. While some may view it as the older part of town, a new mural recently added an injection of color to the corridor, and some say more public art in Oxford could mean more tourism.
Some say as Oxford continues to grow attracting more residents and students, some artists are being pushed out because of the cost of living.
Oxford resident Sarah Logan teaches at Hot Yoga Plus on Jackson Avenue, but brings new members to the yoga family during pop-up classes at the Oxford Community Market. The outdoors classes are free for anyone who wants to participate.
Bill McCrory, a University of Mississippi alumnus from the mid-1980s, was a child when he picked up a guitar for the first time. Since then, he can’t keep his fingers off the strings.
Pop Up Worship is a free monthly event held in Oxford that neglects the dissimilarities between Christian denominations and connects citizens by worshiping Jesus. The next gathering will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at The Powerhouse on University Avenue in Oxford.
Tessa Wilson, an Ole Miss alumna, expresses her colorful and surrealistic personality with her palette and paintbrush.
You might say that artist Kelsea Beckum is the heartbeat of Oxford. People often give her sonograms of their baby’s heartbeat, and she creates colorful masterpieces.
Nicole Hayward, a senior at the University of Mississippi, is proving that blondes have more fun when they run their own businesses. The college junior is using her passion for photography to earn money.
Applications are now being accepted for a diverse group of students interested in being leaders and mentors for their peers during the University of Mississippi’s next MPower conference.
From working in a family-owned restaurant at age 16, to taking a desk job in corporate America, Brooke Krizbai realized working for someone wasn’t an option anymore. Today, she owns two Oxford restaurants – Volta Taverna and Track 61.
One of the best things about Oxford is there is a shop for almost anything you could want or need, but up until August, there were no specialty ice cream stores.
Wearing cool jewelry is a Mood. Sometimes it’s also a Vibe. Just ask Conner Neill, 20, a University of Mississippi student majoring in marketing with a minor in management information systems and accounting, who started her own business in 2018 with her sister, Caitlin Neill, called Moodz & Vibez Designs.
The famous tagline “Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’…” from one of the many hits sung by Dolly Parton reminds listeners about career struggles.
Living Music Resource, a University of Mississippi internship program, reminds students about music career opportunities.