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.
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.
It's a beautiful day to place your handprints on the BE KIND mural located on the north wall of Central Creativity!!! Ms. Emma DeSantis and her fellow Future Leaders of Jones County, Team #hop (hands on positivity), invite you to be a part of this fun and thoughtful public project! Team #hop: Cade Culpepper, Emma DeSantis, Gabi Hodge, Baleigh Jones, Eva Kiparizoska, Josarah Slover, & Brea Smith. We are so proud of these amazing young people! #iliveinlaurel
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!
New selection of paintings from local artist Lisa Thames!! We currently have four landscapes and two still life's to choose from!! If you're wanting one for Mother's Day, come layaway now!!! #lisathames #laurel #laurelartist #localartist #oilpaintings #originalart #oiloncanvas #southernantiqueslaurel #shopdowntownlaurel #supportlocalartists #shoplocal #mississippiartist
Such a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Laurel today. Makes us want to explore downtown in the cool weather and appreciate our towns architecture. Especially love to view our historic churches in all their beauty. These watercolor prints are some of our favorites to share with locals and out of town guests. Love the thought of adding historic Laurel sights to a gallery wall in your home no matter where your live. Shop in store and online
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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