About Us

About Us

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.

We provide a space where our community and visitors can cultivate their interests through diverse programming, such as glassblowing, culinary, theater, and many other mediums in the arts.

The cultural center offers night life entertainment through theater performances, indoor and outdoor concerts, and original events.


Made up of creative entrepreneurs, these partners provide and teach a diverse set of programs, put on original events, and are our consultants when needed. We also partner with larger groups as well, such as the Ocean Springs Art Association or the Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Club. These partners and groups have made a room in the Mary C their home, and a place for their group to meet and conduct workshops.

  • Alexandra Keaton
  • Barbi Beatty
  • Bridgett Beesley
  • Cathy Wildschuetz
  • Chef Demetrio Marquez
  • Christian Bailey
  • Danea Brown
  • Donald Del Cid
  • Duckett Gallery
  • Engraving Hub
  • Historic Ocean Springs Association
  • Katherine McMahon
  • Maccrossan Irish Dancing
  • Meg Henderson
  • Ocean Springs Art Association
  • Paige Geter
  • Paul Redmond
  • Swamp Girl Glassblowing
  • Valerie Winn
Join us for Culture, The Arts, and Entertainment.