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A BIT ABOUT US

The Folk Art Adventure

In 2018, several Natchez artists began to discuss the possibility of a school to teach traditional crafts and to continue and expand upon courses in fine arts already being offered in Natchez.  The result of these conversations is Mississippi School of Folk Arts.  Mississippi School of Folk Arts is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to the finest instruction in both fine arts and traditional crafts.  Focusing on regional artists, working with Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Artist Guilds, and other regional art organizations, MSFA strives to bring the best of local and regional artist instructors to their studios to enhance the lives of those coming to Natchez to learn something new or hone their craft. 
The arts in Mississippi are found in every corner of the state, MSFA is located in beautiful Natchez, Mississippi, a gem on the Mississippi River overlooking Louisiana. Natchez has plenty to offer beyond the growing art community, it is steeped in history, rich with beautiful architecture, offering local shopping and dining for visitors.  When taking advantage of the opportunity to enrich your life with creative learning, be sure to take the time to wander around to see the beauty surrounding the region.

 

HOW TO FIND US

209 Franklin Street
Natchez, Mississippi

Mississippi School of Folk Arts is located in beautiful downtown Natchez, Mississippi.  We are located across the street from the Natchez Convention Center and next door to the Natchez Community Center.  Just a block from the beautiful bluff above the Mississippi River, some of the most beautiful views from along the river can be seen from just a short walk down the crepe myrtle lined streets.  Most downtown restaurants are an easy walk from our campus.  Franklin Street and Main Street offer many interesting shopping options for those interested in taking a look around our little town while here.


Natchez is located in southwest Mississippi, along the Mississippi River.  Approximately 3 hours from New Orleans, Louisiana, 2 hours from Jackson and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and 1.5 hours from both Alexandria and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Tucked away in one of the most beautiful corners of the state, Natchez is a wonderfully historic city surrounded by natural and historical places to see on your trip here.

If you are flying in to one of the regional airports and choose not to rent a car, we recommend Downtown Karla Brown for her shuttle services.  She also offers wonderful tours of the area for those extending their stay or traveling with others who won't be taking a course.  We are walking distance from several B&B options and Natchez Grand Hotel is across the street.

 

CONTACT & ADDRESS INFORMATION

209 Franklin St., Natchez, MS 39120

Mississippi School of Folk Arts is located in beautiful downtown Natchez, Mississippi.  We are located across the street from the Natchez Convention Center and next door to the Natchez Community Center.  Just a block from the beautiful bluff above the Mississippi River, some of the most beautiful views from along the river can be seen from just a short walk down the crepe myrtle lined streets.  Most downtown restaurants are an easy walk from our campus.  Franklin Street and Main Street offer many interesting shopping options for those interested in taking a look around our little town while here.


Natchez is located in southwest Mississippi, along the Mississippi River.  Approximately 3 hours from New Orleans, Louisiana, 2 hours from Jackson and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and 1.5 hours from both Alexandria and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Tucked away in one of the most beautiful corners of the state, Natchez is a wonderfully historic city surrounded by natural and historical places to see on your trip here.

If you are flying in to one of the regional airports and choose not to rent a car, we recommend Downtown Karla Brown for her shuttle services.  She also offers wonderful tours of the area for those extending their stay or traveling with others who won't be taking a course.  We are walking distance from several B&B options and Natchez Grand Hotel is across the street.

601-493-4242

 

Mississippi School of Folk Arts

209 Franklin St.

Natchez, MS 39120

Please send mail to:

P.O. Box 696

Natchez, MS 39121

 
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MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL OF FOLK ARTS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MSFA Volunteer Board Members 2019

SARAH FREEMAN

Board President

Founding Board member Sarah Freeman is an artist living and working in Natchez, Mississippi.  A founder of MSFA, she is active in promoting the school through various activities.  Ms. Freeman believes the future of Mississippi is with the arts and hopes to bring her love of creating to Mississippi through MSFA.  She is a painter, printmaker, and a textile artist.

PAUL D. SULLIVAN

Board Secretary

Paul D. Sullivan is a lawyer licensed in Mississippi and Florida, living in Natchez, Mississippi.  A Founding Board member, Mr. Sullivan promotes the arts through his support, giving his time and energy to MSFA events to make them a success.  He is also a postcard artist, creating mail art out of recycled materials which is mailed all over the world.

LIZ BLALOCK

Board Treasurer

Liz Blalock is a dedicated volunteer in the community.  She is active in the public school system, with several historic organizations in Natchez, mother to six active children and wife to husband Tim.  Trained as an educator, her insight is helping develop community outreach programs in Natchez.  Her energy and enthusiasm are bringing fresh ideas to MSFA.  She is currently Treasurer of the Board.