Laurel’s Art Scene

Laurel has been a hub for innovators, artisans, and creatives since its founding in 1882. Our history is rich with artists of all kinds that have truly made their mark on The City Beautiful.

From the iconic Downtown Laurel mural, to Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, the first art museum in Mississippi, there’s a creative sight to behold everywhere you look.

Murals, Windows, and Signs

Luckily, we’ve got 2 uniquely talented sign painters in Laurel, Mississippi! Our friends, River Prince and Will Sellers, are driving forces that keep Laurel beautiful!

Neither of them are limited to sign painting–they’re behind our murals and most window art. 

The Best Spots to View/Buy Art

Before you leave town, take a piece of Laurel home with you. The best souvenir you could have is a piece of original art by a Laurel artist!

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Locals Tip: Wanna meet a Laurel artist? Adam Trest is almost always in his shop on Magnolia Street! Stop by and tell him his friends at Visit Laurel sent you! And before you leave, grab one of his Laurel maps or pillows.

Some of our Favorite Local Artists

We love all of our local artists, and we hope that you’ll explore all of their art! Here’s just a few that we know you’ll love too.

Locals Tip: We’ve got more amazing visual artists! Graphic Designers, calligraphers, photographers, and don’t get us started on our sculptors! If you want to see even more wonderful artisans, visit one of our local festivals like Day in The Park, The Market Beautiful, or Loblolly Festival. 

Convinced yet? There’s plenty of sights to see while you’re in town that will spark your creativity.

Come visit us, take a stroll, and admire some local art!

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Keri Rowell is part of Downtown Laurel’s most historic business, Lott Furniture Co. A Laurel native and Historic District resident, Keri enjoys exploring all of the beautiful spaces and places in her Home Town, discovering the hidden tales buried deep within its history, and sharing them with the world.  When you visit Downtown Laurel, you might just spot her out exploring, dreaming up the next story to share with you.