Message from the President
Welcome to the Vicksburg Art Association!
Reasons to Support the Arts
By becoming a member of the VAA, you are directly contributing to the exciting exhibitions and programming we provide. As a part of the VAA you are uniquely positioned to help us carry out a dual mission of promoting the value of art as a tool to promote our community as well as providing education programming, exhibition content, and outreach programs that promote social change through art and culture. I am honored to be able to serve and work with you as we continue to build and grow a strong arts community and identity for our city.
The Vicksburg Art Association (VAA) is a non-profit organization that has promoted and celebrated the local arts and its artisans for more than 42 years. Our gallery is located in the Constitution Firehouse, one of Vicksburg's first firehouses. Designated as a Mississippi Landmark by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the (Old) Constitution Firehouse is believed to be the most intact Victorian fire station in the state. Built in 1870, the firehouse served as the second house for the Vicksburg's first volunteer fire company and later housed the first paid company. The building retains the central stall, barracks room, cupola, and the bell which was used to call the volunteers. The presence of the (Old) Constitution Firehouse made the Openwood/Main Street area one of the most desirable residential districts in Vicksburg before 1876.
The Vicksburg Art Association offers art-related programs and speakers. Workshops in varied art disciplines, exhibitions of works by regional artists, art-related programs, and guest speakers are featured throughout the year. Most events are held at the (Old) Constitution Firehouse Gallery located at the corner of Main Street and Openwood Street in Vicksburg.
You are helping to build a community full of life and growth.
We invite you to join this circle of diverse, dedicated, and enthusiastic art and culture lovers, artists and patrons. We welcome you to engage with friends through volunteering or simply attending our events. As a member, you benefit not only by supporting the Vicksburg Art Association's ongoing activities, but will get a chance to help direct and build our community.
Randy Hayward Jolly