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Museum After Hours | Inktober Returns

Thursday, October 17, 2019

5:30 - 9 PM


Every THIRD THURSDAY, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi’s creative community! Museum After Hours is a family-friendly mix of one-night pop-up exhibitions, live music, films, art-making activities, games, and more.

This month, INKTOBER RETURNS with the annual showcase of sketchbooks and drawings by artists who participate in the Inktober “31 Days, 31 Drawings” Challenge. We’ll also have pumpkin painting in The Art Garden, a costume contest, live music by Pink Palaces, the next installment of our Art on Film series, Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts, and a special THEATER ON THE GREEN performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth by B.L.U.E. Light Underground. NEW THIS YEAR: the Jackson Chalk Walk Festival, a collaboration of local artists, including organizer Eli Childers, and Very Special Arts. Artists will create works of art on the sidewalks surrounding the Arts Center of Mississippi, Thalia Mara Hall, and the Museum throughout the afternoon and evening.

5:30-8 PM — Pop-up exhibition of Sketchbooks of Inktober participants
5:30-7:30 PM — Art Lab: Pumpkin Painting
6-7 PM — Live Performance from the Mississippi music duo, Pink Palaces
6-8 PM — Free face-painting by SnapHappy’s Tawny Minton
6:30-8:30 PM — Art on Film presents Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts
7-7:30 PM — Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society Costume Contest
7:30-9 PM — THEATER ON THE GREEN: B.L.U.E. Light Underground presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Until 8 PM: The Museum Store and galleries open late

Food trucks in The Art Garden: Double Yum, Family First Concessions & Taqueria LaReata
Cash bar available at 5 PM

Get into the spirit with MMA’s Inktober Challenge by following the provided prompts. Complete 16 daily drawings, drop off your sketchbook at the Museum on Wednesday, October 16, for exhibition in the pop-up showcase at Museum After Hours on Thursday, October 17, and receive a new sketchbook! Remember to take pics of your drawings every day and share them on social media with the tag: #MMAInktoberChallenge


Questions? Contact Christina McField at cmcfield@msmuseumart.org or 601.960.1515

Museum After Hours performances are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council, through its Music First Program with funding from Visit Jackson. The Art on Film series is generously sponsored by the Ergon Foundation and presented in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival.