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We hope you will join us for the 47th Annual Gumtree Fine Arts Festival!  This Mother’s Day-weekend event has become a tremendous source of pride for Tupelo and the region.  Our 2-day juried fine arts festival brings upwards of 20,000 people to Tupelo to celebrate the visual and performing arts, as well as to offer our audience the rare opportunity to interact with the artists while viewing and purchasing fine works of art.  In addition, there will be live artists demonstrations; educational art activities, youth art award ceremonies, singer-songwriter competition, local food vendors and much more!   We aim to spark art patronage and conversation in the community in a time when art awareness is crucial.  The GTF committee are proud to offer this weekend event to our community free of charge so join us May 12th and 13th around the historic courthouse square in Tupelo, MS for the 2018 GumTree Festival!

Saturday hours:  9am-5pm

Sunday hours: 10am – 5pm

Belle is the Executive Director of the Gumtree Museum of Art and the GumTree Festival since October 2015.  A native of North East MS, Naugher grew up in the area and feels her roots here in Tupelo.  Graduating from MSU with her BFA in Painting in 2006, she moved to Denver to pursue her career in art and hospitality management.  She returned 5 years later to MS and is excited about sharing her artistic ideas for progress with Gumtree and the MS community!

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About the Festival

The Gumtree Festival is Mississippi’s premier arts festival. Each spring, artists from all over the Southeast descend on Downtown Tupelo for a weekend of music, performance, food, crafts, and visual arts. Whether you’re an aspiring artist seeking inspiration, a family looking for weekend fun or a collector searching for the next great piece, Gumtree Festival has something to offer you.