America’s #SecretCoast Owns The Art Scene Along The Gulf Coast

The #SecretCoast in Coastal Mississippi is full of beauty, nature, awesome adventures and much to my surprise- art! I simply fell in love with the art in this part of the United States. My introduction to art came as we checked into the Roost, a boutique hotel located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. The art in Ocean Springs was more than I ever dreamed it would be.

Thank you to Coastal Mississippi and its tourism partners for hosting me. As always, the opinions here are mine and belong to no one else.

The Islander Suite

Our guestroom was located on a handicap-accessible walkway, which had a wonderful view of nature in the backyard. Luxurious bedding, unique furnishings, and art that simply blew my husband and me away.

Roost Ocean Springs

I knew there was something truly special about this property, but it did not hit me until we visited the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Here is where we were introduced to some of the history behind the art that we had found earlier in the day, in the Islander Suite at Roost. It did not take me long to realize that Ocean Springs, Mississippi is where nature and art truly connect. A coastal town that ranks right up at the top for art.

Quirky Art At The Walter Anderson Museum

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is located in historic Ocean Springs, Mississippi. It is home to some of the most quirky and amazing pieces of art that you will ever see. His art is unique in that all of his pieces seemed to correlate people and nature. “In order to realize the beauty of man we must realize his relation to nature,” wrote Anderson.

art in Ocean Springs

I loved the fact that a community center is part of this museum and it is home to murals that will leave your jaw dropped. If you are on the fence about visiting an art museum, trust me, this is a must-visit. If you are someone that thinks you don’t like art, give this one a try. Walter Anderson was a man that kept to himself, in fact, many of his masterpieces came to light after his passing in 1965. Tip: The museum is closed on Sunday and is open Monday-Saturday 10 am- 5 pm. Book your tour here.

Breakfast In A Greenhouse

Breakfast at a greenhouse seemed a little quirky, but hey, we had come to experience Ocean Springs. Greenhouse on Porter offered a fun place for breakfast, as well as a place to experience art!

Breakfast in Ocean Springs

Breakfast confirmed what we already knew. Ocean Springs does own the art scene along the Gulf Coast.

Greenhouse on Porter Ocean Springs

After all, when is the last time you ate your breakfast in a greenhouse?

From luxurious accommodations at Roost to an incredible tour of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs is an art enthusiast’s paradise. Top your visit off with breakfast at Greenhouse on Porter (404 Porter Avenue) a hop, skip and a jump from Roost in Ocean Springs.

The art in Ocean Springs will pull you in, as you plan a return visit.


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Sara is a travel enthusiast that resides in North Iowa. You can find her traveling where the plane, train, ship, or car will go. Are you looking to take a road trip? Sara has solutions for you!

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