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Fri, Apr 21



Threefoot Festival

Grab your best dancing shoes, a friend and an appetite for a festival full of arts, eats and beats! The 2023 Threefoot Festival is set for April 21 & 22, 2023 in the beautiful downtown district of Meridian, Mississippi. FREE to you and your family

Threefoot Festival
Threefoot Festival

Time & Location

Apr 21, 2023, 10:00 AM – Apr 22, 2023, 8:00 PM

Meridian, Meridian, MS, USA

About the event

As a continued celebration of both culture and art, this festival is FREE to you and your family. Our goal is to exceed expectations by providing three key elements for a good time.

  • ART (contemporary artisans and craftsmen)
  • EATS (various food and beverage benefits from near and far)
  • BEATS (live entertainment and street artists)

To keep it even more festive, we want the entire family to come! Bring your family, and come hungry for great entertainment.

Kid's Fun & Art Experience - Arts projects, petting zoo, entertainment, fun & games.

Art contest is open to students in grades K-12.

Win CASH prizes and ribbons for Art & Photography!

2023 Art contest

THEME Artists may create whatever inspires them.

MEDIA CATEGORIES Painting — Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, casein, tempera

Drawing — Pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, crayon  Mixed Media — Two or more media, incorporating any number of materials, including collage and assemblage. Combinations of painting and drawing only should be submitted into either the painting or drawing category.  3-D Sculpture — Non-functional object modeled, carved, cast, constructed, or assembled of any material (including clay, glass, acrylic, wood, metal, etc.) Must be free-standing.


•    Paintings, drawings, mixed media size limit is 30” x 36”. •    Artwork is to be mounted on poster board or matted (no frames or glass allowed). Hangers are not needed. •    Artwork MUST BE SIGNED by the artist and the attached information tag taped to the back (see next page for tag form). •    3-D sculpture size limit is 24" X 36" and they must be free standing.

2023 Photography contest

THEME  Use your imagination! Photographs will be judged on composition, orginality, photographic technical skill and creativity.

INSTRUCTIONS Students may enter one (1) entry in color and one (1) in black and white. All entries submitted must be the work of the student.

•    Photos must be 4” X 6” mounted on an 8” x 10” piece of white poster board, centered. Hangers are not needed. •    Do not mat or cover the front of the poster board or picture in any way.

Download the artwork labels below and deliver with your artwork to the Meridian Museum of Art on April 11-15th between 11am & 4pm for entry.

2023 contest dETAILS

All entries will be displayed at the Meridian Museum of Art.

Students may enter both the art and photography contests. Only one (1) entry for Art Contest, (1) black and white photo and (1) color photo for Photography Contest may be entered.

LABELING INSTRUCTIONS  Please fill out one label and attach to the back of the entry. Labels are on the Printable Application above.

AGE CATEGORIES  First, Second and Third Place cash awards/ribbons and honorable mentions will be given to the following age categories:

•    Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades •    3rd, 4th and 5th Grades •    6th, 7th and 8th Grades •    9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grades

DEADLINE FOR DELIVERY Artwork must be delivered to Meridian Museum of Art (628 25th Ave.; 601-693-1501) April 11-15, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please have artwork in a container with your school name on it.

JUDGING & DISPLAY •    Judging of artwork/photography will be during the week of April 17th. •    All artwork/photography will be displayed during the Threefoot Festival Saturday, April 22nd, 2023, in the Meridian Museum of Art, 10a.m. – 4 p.m.

AWARDS PRESENTATION Presentation of awards will be made on the Festival Main Stage Saturday, April 22. Three places will be awarded in each age group, plus one honorable mention.


•    Artwork must be picked up at the museum Tuesday through Saturday, April 25 - 29 between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. •    The Meridian Council for the Arts and the Meridian Museum of Art are not be responsible for art not picked up by April 29, 2023.

Please join us on Friday, April 21 at 6 PM for the Threefoot Mile race. The race will begin at Anderson North Campus and the route will descend 1 mile down to end between Threefoot Brewery and City Hall Lawn . Online registration and information is available at: Online Registration closes Wednesday, April 19 at Midnight. • $25 Online registration until March 31st • $30 Online registration after March 31st • $20 Anderson H&F Member Registration • $35 Race Day Registration • 5 AM - 8PM | April 20 | Packet Pick up (Anderson Health & Fitness Center, inside Anderson Hospital) • Race Day Registration    at Start Line at Anderson Hospital, 20th Ave • 6 PM Race Start at Anderson Hospital, 20th Ave • Race Finish: Between Threefoot Brewery and    City Hall Lawn • 6:30 PM Awards • Shuttle Service TBA Awards for: • Age Divisions • Best Costume

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