The Art House
Part of the Ocean Springs Art Association, The Art House is the co-op gallery and showcase of member work.
Housed in a small, cozy cottage the Art House showcases a wide variety of art, pottery, jewelry
and 3-dimensional art created by award-winning member artists as well as note cards and other unique gift items.
The Art House is an artist co-op in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. It has been mentioned in Southern Living Magazine numerous times, and it draws visitors from all over the United States.
Housed in a small, cozy cottage with a colorful history, it showcases a wide variety of art, pottery, jewelry and a variety of 3-dimensional art created by award-winning local artists in its seven rooms. In addition, many artists have note cards and other boutique items for sale.
The Art House features paintings in a variety of mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media), photography, collages, decorative gourds, wall hangings, hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, wood turning, stained glass, bookmarks, and note cards depicting original art. There are numerous browse bins containing a variety of art at very reasonable prices.
The Art House is a wonderful place to pick up a gift for any special occasion or for your own home. Interior Designers frequent the Art House to look for art for client’s homes.
Members of the Art House Co-op must be members of the Ocean Springs Art Association for six months before making application to join the Art House. If there is an opening, a prospective member must submit representative samples of their work to the Standards Committee. If the work is accepted, the new member is invited to join. If they are not selected, they are encouraged to reapply at a later time. Membership fees, which help to pay rent, utilities and publicity costs are assessed three times a year.
Each artist is basically a co-owner in the Art House. Each member works
at least once a month as hostess and artist-in-residence.
You will often find artists at work on the days that they work at the Art House.
New art is rotated every four months, ensuring that new art is displayed throughout the year.