Midtown is a diverse, up-and-coming neighborhood located just north of downtown Jackson, adjacent to Millsaps College and Baptist Hospital and two blocks from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
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The Midtown Arts District brings a thriving artist community to the capital city, including welders, carpenters, painters, sculptors, glass artists, seamstresses, and industrial designers.
The Midtown Sculpture Walk is a great example of the area's diverse talent and is a quiet spot to reflect and be inspired. The neighborhood has plenty of additional street art murals on display, and a full list and interactive guide can be found here.
Midtown is also home to many of the city's philanthropic efforts, including Big House Books, a volunteer nonprofit that sends free books by request to prisoners in Mississippi correctional facilities to promote literacy and advocate for prison reform. Grace House is another organization down the street that provides supportive services, housing, and case assistance to the most vulnerable in Jackson's community.
Start off exploring or art perusing with a cup of joe from Coffee Prose Midtown. AND Gallery is an independent, artist-run space for emerging artists to work, experiment, and exhibit. Offbeat is one of the city's premier culture stores for toys, graphic novels, records, books, and art. If you're on the hunt for unique vintage finds and want to contribute to a cause, NUTS (Neat Used Things For Sale) is a Good Samaritan-based thrift store go-to. CS's Jackson is a long-standing burger and wings joint that will satisfy the hungriest of customers. Pearl River Glass Studio’s gallery and business space churn out beautiful, unique glass art and stained glass. Once you wrap up your day, head over to Midtown Depot for their outdoor beer garden featuring craft drafts and a rotating selection of food options.