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Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center goes casual with Fall into Art fundraiser Friday

The Mulligan Brothers
The Mulligan Brothers The Mulligan Brothers

The front lawn of the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center will be the site for music, food and art at the public education center’s fundraiser on Friday.

Scarlett Moore, marketing and development director with the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, said the event, Fall into the Arts, deviates from the formality of other fundraising galas, such as their annual Chocolate Ball.

“We just wanted to go in a little bit more casual direction this year,” Moore said.

In lieu of chocolate, there will be a food tasting of heavy hors d’oeuvres. Included in the culinary lineup will be shrimp and grits, jambalaya, succotash and sweet potato biscuits. The foods will represent the type of foods offered through food courses at the Mary C O’Keefe’s kitchen.

The event also will deviate from the norm with an art drawdown. Instead of drawing down to one winner, everyone who purchases a $100 admission ticket will get a piece of artwork donated by area artists spanning Bay St. Louis to Mobile, Ala.

Entertainment will be provided by the South Alabama quartet The Mulligan Brothers. The group has three albums under their belt and their acoustic-driven sound is folksy with a bit of blues and country flavor.

Fall into the Arts begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, and the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center is located at 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs.

Tickets are $50 for general admission or $100 for admission with drawdown entry. For tickets, call 818-2878.

Fall into the Arts

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs.

Tickets: $50 for general admission or $100 for admission with drawdown entry. To purchase, call 818-2878.

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