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
An expansive front lawn sits under 6 oak trees that provide excellent shade. The lawn is perfect for outdoor birthday parties, cookouts. and more.
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!
Host an intimate gathering surrounded by works of art in one of “The Galleries @ the Mary C!”
We offer 3 classrooms upstairs to rent for any occasion. The Sun Room, Visual Arts, 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.
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.
View our calendar of events to see what all is offered at the Mary C!
Join the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance and a singer/songwriter on October 20th for Songs & Stories!
october 28 & 29
Join the Mary C for a Halloween celebration, including a haunted house!
Join Dr. Donald Del Cid for his “Coffee, Coffee, Coffee” lecture. *BYOB*
YUMMY is a juried art exhibition that celebrates the pairings of color. This year’s pairing is pink and green!
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.