- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art is working downtown this week to install seven large outdoor sculptures.

Six of the works were selected in a national competition and will remain on display for one year. One, by local sculptor James Davis, has been purchased for permanent installation at Town Square Park.

The art alliance was formed in 2014 in memory of local arts patron Mary Dixon Montague.

Becky Montague, a co-founder and president of the organization, tells The Hattiesburg American (https://hatne.ws/1HJZU76 ) its mission is to purchase and place art in the heart of town and to raise awareness of the works of art already in the area.

Montague says the group has focused its first efforts downtown in order to create an art destination.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com


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