Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Visit Oxford Video #2 of 7: Culture in Oxford, Mississippi

How does one summarize the culture of Oxford, Mississippi? Visit Oxford does just that with artistic talent of Joe York.

From the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and its Powerhouse to Thacker Mountain Radio Hour with Jim Dees and the locally beloved band Yalobushwhackers, the artists prosper.

There is the Rowan Oak historic home of Oxford’s most famous son, William Faulkner, that welcomes the visitors with a glimpse in the bygone days.

The Oxford Film Festival brings droves of people to watch a myriad of winsome films ranging from locally-made to nationally-known.

The Gertrude Ford Center at the University of Mississippi hosts nationally and internationally touring performances so that the Oxonians and Ole Miss students can escape for a night similar to a beautiful night in New York City at the Broadway. Located just down the street from the Ford Center is the University of Mississippi Museum that showcases Southern creativity from local and regional artists.

And then, of course, there is the annual Double Decker Arts Festival that truly celebrates the best of the South within Oxford.

What do you think contributes to the culture in Oxford, Mississippi? Let us know below!

Callie Daniels Bryant is the senior managing editor at HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at callie.daniels@hottytoddy.com.