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Yokna Sculpture Trail

Featuring a rotating exhibit of 18 large-scale sculptures by locally, regionally, and nationally renowned exhibiting artists, this collaboration between the City of Oxford, The University of Mississippi, and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is the first outdoor sculpture program of its kind in North Mississippi. A vibrant arts culture and beautiful green spaces are at the heart of what makes our community great. It is our hope that this trail, that highlights both, will be a source of enjoyment for residents and visitors for years to come!

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A grassroots project featuring a rotating exhibit of 18 large-scale sculptures by locally, regionally, and nationally renowned exhibiting artists, this collaboration between the City of Oxford, The University of Mississippi, and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is the first outdoor sculpture program of its kind in North Mississippi. A vibrant arts culture and beautiful green spaces are at the heart of what makes our community great. It is our hope that this trail, that highlights both, will be a source of enjoyment for residents and visitors for years to come! Co-founders of the Yokna Sculpture Trail include Wayne Andrews, Director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council; Earl Dismuke, Resident Artist of the City of Oxford; and Durant Thompson, Associate Professor of Sculpture at The University of Mississippi.

Credit to: Earl Dismuke


1 Powerhouse Sculpture Garden

This garden at the historic Powerhouse Community Arts Center features four outdoor sculptures. Built in 1928, the building was used as the city's main power supply until 1952 and became the Powerhouse Community Arts Center in 2008.

413 South 14th Street, Oxford, MS


2 Rebel Sculpture Park

This park, in the heart of The University of Mississippi campus, features five sculptures in a large triangular courtyard directly in front of Meek Hall, home to The University of Mississippi Department of Art and Art History.

Meek Hall, West Terrace/Cross Street, University, MS


3 Lamar Park

Lamar Park is an outdoor arboretum known for its greenery, walking paths, garden features, and lakes. Nine sculptures on the Yokna Sculpture Trail are located at Pat Lamar Park.

Country Club Road, Oxford, MS



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