ZONTA Art Festival Promotes Coast Artists - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

ZONTA Art Festival Promotes Coast Artists

Colorful pieces and creative works of art, are some of Katie Hinkel's family's specialties. For years the family sold unique art in Gulfport, until Katrina temporarily put them out of business.

"We relocated to Pensacola," said Katie Hinkel.

Now Hinkel is back in business, and she says thanks to art fairs like the ZONTA Festival, small shop owners get the chance to show off the masterpieces they create . 

"It is easy to go to your Wal-Marts, your big chains, but the uniqueness of the small shops, and business are what make it home."

Homemade items such as tye-die shirts and monogram purses could easily be found in the booths in Downtown Pascagoula.. 

Purita Redmond got her hands on an handmade Sponge Bob Wooden Swing.

The Moss Point Resident says she always shops at community venues, because they simply have more to offer.

"The artists and stuff, they do it from their heart." Moss Point Resident Purita Redmond said.

Redmond says more art festivals are needed to promote, "the little guys."

"We want the homemade stuff, we do not want the commercial made stuff."

Jackson County native Jennifer Wilkerson turned her hobby of painting canvases into a business, she says the more places she can display her talent the better. 

"We tend to look toward larger names that are popular by nature, and we forget our culture needs to be visualized with our community," said Jennifer Wilkerson.

By Patrice Clark

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

    Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:17:51 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:43:27 GMT
    No shots were fired at the officers during the encounter, and no weapon was found on Rose's body. (Source: KDKA/CNN)No shots were fired at the officers during the encounter, and no weapon was found on Rose's body. (Source: KDKA/CNN)

    Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

    More >>

    Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

    More >>
  • Suspect arrested in shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

    Suspect arrested in shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:40:30 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:43:14 GMT
    Williams, 22, is charged with first degree murder, grand theft motor of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without a license. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)Williams, 22, is charged with first degree murder, grand theft motor of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without a license. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)

    Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was shot dead on June 18 outside of a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, FL.

    More >>

    Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was shot dead on June 18 outside of a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, FL.

    More >>
  • Mississippi State fan trolls wife in local TV news interview

    Mississippi State fan trolls wife in local tv news interview

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:08:19 GMT
    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV FacebookOne Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV Facebook
    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV FacebookOne Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV Facebook

    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. 

    More >>

    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly