Chimneyville Festival 2023

The 47th annual Chimneyville Arts Festival will be held November 30th through December 2nd, 2023 in Ridgeland at the beautiful Bill Waller Mississippi Craft Center. This is THE shopping event of the Holiday Season! Our Preview Party includes live music, food, and drinks from 6 PM to 9 PM on Thursday, November 30th. Your $35 Preview Party ticket includes admission to all three days of the Chimneyville Arts Festival!

Each December, the Chimneyville Arts Festival celebrates our artisans while providing patrons a central place to procure new pieces for their own collections and to purchase meaningful gifts which are handmade by our prestigious members. This is a fantastic show of Mississippi fine crafts. We hope you will join us!

Preview Party Tickets can be purchase at the link below. Your admission to the Preview Party includes admission to the festival on December 1st and 2nd!

Festival Day Tickets can be purchased for $10 for either December 1st or December 2nd at the link below:

Four Shaft Beginning Weaving Class

JUL 12 – AUG 30 1:30 PM TO 3:30 PM 950 Rice Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157 Marcy Petrini will teach Four Shaft Beginning Weaving. Class is held each Wednesday from Wednesdays 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, July 12 to August 30, 2023.
Cost is $280. Using just one threading, participants will be able to weave four different table mats on the same warp, using different treadlings. Students choose their own weaving structures based on experience and preference ranging from twills to block weaves with one or two wefts.

Participants must know how to wind a warp and dress the loom. Directions for the various weaving structures will be provided. Weekly discussions will cover how to read a draft, how to change the loom tie-up and other weaving topics found in the 96-page monograph Planning a Project which is also provided.

All equipment is available to students for the duration of the class during which the projects must be completed. Participants will provide their own yarns, appropriate for the tablemats, which will be discussed in the 1st session.

Classes will be held in the Weaving Loft at the Bill Waller Craft Center. The class is taught by Craftsmen’s Guild Fellow Marcy Petrini who has been teaching at the Craft Center and around the country for many years.

The class costs $280.00. The number of participants is limited, so register as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, July 7th. To register, contact Sheri Cox at 601-856-7546, but email Marcy at so enough manographs can be printed. Direct questions to Marcy at the email above.

Multi Media Class with Roz Roy

JUL 25 – JUL 28 10 AM to 12 PM

950 Rice Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157

4 Days with Roz Roy will include —
Simple hand building, making characters, mask making, bowl and clay relief. Collage Paper Making and Polymer Clay will round out this great offering for kids age 5 to 12.
2 hour sessions for 4 days
June 13, 14,15,16
10 a.m. to 12 pm
Cost is $200 and you can register online by using the link below
Thanks to the MS Arts Commission

Creative Craft Camp July 2023

JUL 18 AT 9 AM – JUL 21 AT 12 PM

950 Rice Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Ages 5 to 8
Camp goes from 9 to 12 each day.
Different crafts are taught by our craftsmen. A wonderful way for your child to learn about different crafts such as pottery and macrame!!! Price is $200 and includes all supplies.
Registration for the fun week is below
Call with any questions 601-856-7546
Sponsored by Atmos Energy
Thanks to the MS Arts Commission

Young Artisan Mosaic Camp

JUL 11 – JUL 14  9:30 AM TO 12:30 PM

950 Rice Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157

Corley Marsalis will be the instructor for this camp. Young Artisans will learn the techniques and complete a mosaic piece.
Camp will be from 9:30 to 12:30 for 4 days. The price is $200 and includes all supplies.
Ages 9 to 18
Questions please call 601-856-7546 or email
Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield and Atmos Energy
Thanks to the MS Arts Commission