One of the many reasons I love living in Ocean Springs is because of its thriving artistic culture, which has at its center the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.
I hadn't been to the museum (or the attached Community Center) since its major remodel, and I so enjoyed taking in the gorgeous murals on my visit a couple of weeks ago.
I was privileged to be invited to an Artists' Party that served as a kick-off event for the museum's annual fundraiser, a formal gala happening this weekend.
I was in good company!
TONS of incredible art pieces were donated for the upcoming silent auction, including an original Salvador Dali drawing!! Yes, that Salvador Dali. Crazy, huh? Even crazier: my alligator photo was invited to be in the mix, too!
I loved looking at all the other donated artwork and strolling around the museum. Walter Anderson really inspires me, and I felt his spirit even on the way home from the party, when I implored my husband to stop at the beach as the sun was setting so that I could capture this image of our beautiful Gulf Coast.