Art

As a city that wears its rich history on its sleeve, Vicksburg, Mississippi offers its fair share of art for visitors to absorb throughout their explorations. From modern multimedia exhibits at local galleries to century-old sculptures and beyond, there’s truly artwork for everyone to enjoy in Vicksburg.

The Riverfront Murals

Vicksburg’s Riverfront Murals, painted upon the floodwall of the aptly named Levee Street, are difficult to miss. These vibrant, ornately detailed paintings tell the story of Vicksburg over the years, each depicting a unique period of the city’s history. The first Levee Street painting was an abstract work by Vicksburg artist, Martha Ferris. The playful piece focuses on the importance of the river, the railroad and the highway in Vicksburg’s development.

The Attic Gallery

Delve even deeper into Vicksburg’s proudly Southern culture at The Attic Art Gallery, the oldest independent art gallery in Mississippi. The Attic blends the artistic integrity of a New York gallery with irresistible down-home charm for a wholly unique experience. Selections range from Southern folk art and contemporary fine art to regionally handcrafted pottery, glass, jewelry and more.

H.C. Porter Gallery

A Mississippi native and veteran artist, H.C. Porter employs mixed media in her original works, utilizing photography, printmaking and painting to bring the American South to life. Porter’s pieces have been proudly displayed in galleries from Jackson, Mississippi to Toulouse, France, and Vicksburg visitors have the opportunity to view and purchase her works at her intimate 1216 Washington Street gallery.

Vicksburg National Military Park

Once referred to as “the art park of the world” by an aging Civil War veteran, Vicksburg National Military Park is home to more than 1,400 monuments and memorials. This one-of-a-kind historic site offers visitors a chance to appreciate hundreds of meticulously crafted monuments, tablets and markers – many of which were constructed prior to 1917 – while learning of the vital role Vicksburg played in the American Civil War.