What if people stayed in Oktibbeha County an extra day for home football games?
What if people made extended trips here, year round?
What if... the Starkville area became an arts destination like Asheville, Austin, Santa Fe, or Marfa?
What if... people planned for the Cotton District Arts Festival the way they plan for Jazz Fest or the Helena Blues Festival?
What if... young artists stayed, because the arts community offered exposure that built their craft?
What if... world-renowned artists relocated or spent time here because of the cultural opportunities that Starkville offered?
What if national Science, Technology, Engineering & Math programs looked to the Arts here in Starkville for ways to spark imagination and engage creative thinking and design?
What if... the arts were accessible to everyone, regardless of their background?
What if... Starkville offered free outdoor movie nights for families?
What if… North Mississippi had a contemporary museum of art and culture in Starkville?
What if... year-round art classes were available for all ages and skill levels?
What if... blues?
What if… ballet?
What if… fringe market?
What if… gospel?
What if… pottery?
What if… sculpture?
No matter who you are, what your background, we all want something to inspire and entertain. Something to push us to dream “what’s next.” To connect us outside of a “like” on Facebook. Something to do with (or, in some cases, without) our families every weekend.
What if the arts in Starkville offered something for you?
What would it be?
What’s your “what if”?
Let us know in the comments below.
Join us to make it happen.