Gallery 782 celebrates 10 years this weekend

Gallery 782, a local cooperative art gallery (“co-art,” they call it), is celebrating a decade in the Biloxi Arts District, and the public is invited to attend a gala reception on Saturday.

The gathering will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, now at 773 Jackson St., one block north of its original location. The event will include food, beverages, and drawings to win one-of-a-kind artwork.  Those attending will also be able to meet the artists whose artwork – including paintings, pottery, fused glass, ceramics, wood, fine art, photography, metal casting, stained glass, and jewelry – will  be available for purchase at the gallery. 

Gallery 782 is a cooperative gallery and nonprofit organization with more than 36 juried artists, all from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
See the Gallery 782 website
See the Gallery 782 Facebook page


Thursday became Ronny Broussard Day at City Hall

Community theater tour de force Ronny Broussard was at City Hall Thursday morning to discuss Biloxi Little Theater’s upcoming production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” but the City Desk visit was only the beginning. Broussard agreed to also speak to a group of visiting students, and a Facebook post of his rousing rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” for the students quickly attracted hundreds of views on Facebook. In fact, it’s past 1,300 now.
Video: Broussard’s National Anthem for students
City Desk: Hear about BLT’s upcoming “Driving Miss Daisy”
Video bonus: Broussard’s “I Wanna Come Home,” at Katrina sixth anniversary, 2011


News & notes: Weekend preview, Shuckers, Seniors, council

Weekend preview: The Gulf Coast BBQ & Music Festival with a John Schneider concert takes place at Beauvoir, Saint Shenanigans 5k/Fun Run travels through downtown Biloxi, Coastcon will be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, and the Biloxi Shuckers National Anthem Tryouts will take place at the Edgewater Mall.  Over at the casinos, Sister Hazel will perform at the Hard Rock, Keith Sweat will be at the Beau Rivage, and Styx and Elvis tribute artist Brandon Bennett will be at the IP. To see the Biloxi Community Calendar, click here. To see a complete weekend lineup, click here

Biloxi Shuckers: The Biloxi Shuckers 2019 individual game tickets, including the 2019 Southern League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, go on sale to the public on Monday. For more information, click here

Senior Olympics registration extension: The Mississippi Senior Olympics has extended registration for its May events, which include pickleball, volleyball, track & field, archery, bocce and horseshoes, until April 2. For more information and to visit the MSO website, click here

Council meetings: The Biloxi City Council will have two meetings on Tuesday: a 4 p.m. gathering to hear about a downtown housing initiative and the regularly scheduled first-Tuesday-of-the-month meeting at 6 p.m., which was postponed a week because of the Mardi Gras holiday. To see the agendas and supporting documents, click here.