Art encourages people to think deeply and make new discoveries within themselves and among others. By shining a light on the skills of regional artists of all stripes, the forward-looking Mississippi arts establishment hopes to incite engagement with creativity in people who may not have been encouraged to participate in the past. In Starkville, they've brought visual, auditory, gustatory and literary artists together to act as inspiration for festival-goers.
Presented by the Starkville Area Arts Council and Maxx South Broadband, the Cotton District Arts Festival is held each April in the historic Cotton District in Starkville, MS. Named one of the top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association, CDAF hosts a Visual Arts Competition, a Writers' Village, a Taste of Starkville restaurant competition, all bordered by stages for musical performances. I expect that a good time will be had by all who show up. Why don't you be one of them? I'd love to meet you there.