Welcome to the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center, where community and creatives are connected through arts-based education and experiences. Come explore our historic building that houses two local art galleries, the History of Ocean Springs Museum, and the impressive Senator Trent Lott Performing Arts Theatre.
Our Mission: Connect Community with Creatives through Arts-Based Education & Experiences
We offer 4 classrooms upstairs to rent for any occasion. The Sun Room, Visual Arts, Artifact Room, and the Music Room.
Hold a meeting in our Historic Ocean Springs Association room, complete with a large conference table and chairs, and a telephone.
An expansive front lawn sits under 6 oak trees that provide excellent shade. The lawn is perfect for outdoor birthday parties, cookouts. and more.
Planning to sell tickets for an event? Need to host a small reception? The lobby is your place to do it! It is a nice intro space to your event, whether your event is held in the kitchen, theater, or one of our galleries.
The Culinary Arts Kitchen offers 3 stoves/ovens, 2 extra ovens, a double-door fridge, 2 sinks, a 3-compartment sink, an ice machine, and 8 café tables with 2 chairs each.
The Trent Lott Theater is a very well-appointed space with excellent acoustics. There is a large amount of space backstage and it has excellent sound and light systems.
A magical, intimate space that sits under a gorgeous oak tree. The courtyard provides a small stage, lovely flowers and greenery, a nice area to host poetry readings, movie nights, and so much more!
View our calendar of events to see what all is offered at the Mary C!
Join the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance with Blue Mother Tupelo on Jan 20th for Songs & Stories!
Join Dr. Donald Del Cid for his Global Warming lecture!
Join us as we pay our deepest respects to the late Gloria Gaines as we close her last show.
Join us on the front lawn of the Mary C with Santa and all of his helpers to light the Christmas tree!
Our organization thrives because of our donors like the ones listed below. Join them and become a supporter to help our organization continue to provide the Mississippi Gulf Coast with an artistic outlet.