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Arts and Culture


The Coliseum Civic Center, an architectural masterpiece, which once served as a vaudeville playhouse and silent screen movie theater, still serves the community to commemorate our cultural heritage. Today, this 900-seat facility plays an important role in the community. The circa 1924, acoustically perfect building with its grand piano, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and attractive furnishings serves as home to the Corinth Symphony Orchestra and a multitude of local events including plays, musicals, gospel and bluegrass concerts, numerous school performances and meetings, dance recitals, pageants, community meetings, and receptions. The Coliseum is managed by the Corinth Area Arts Council, Inc., a non-profit community service organization.

The Corinth Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1990 under the auspices of the Corinth Area Arts Council. Student and professional musicians from Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama play with the orchestra. The Corinth Symphony also works in partnership with the Corinth and Alcorn County Schools to provide workshops, educational musical performances, and materials for children attending grades one through six. Workshops and private instructions are provided for students attending high school and participating in band.

For 39 years, the Corinth Theatre-Arts has created opportunities for local volunteers, artists, and aspiring performers to develop their talents while inspiring and entertaining others. CT-A offers a full season of six plays for adult actors and audiences, balanced to include musicals, classic theatre, American traditional drama, and productions of Broadway’s recent hits. CT-A offers productions, workshops and classes for students in area schools, many of which have no theatre program. CT-A serves the Corinth community directly by providing costume design and rental, as well as technical and artistic advice.


In the last year, CT-A has supported the work of community colleges, schools, churches, and historical groups, as well as that of individuals in our surrounding area. CT-A hosts special events each year, including Summer Theatre Camp, Black History Celebration and A Visit with Santa Claus to name a few. The Corinth Theatre-Arts offers an entertainment option for adults and children in the Corinth and Alcorn County area. Formed in 2003, the Corinth Artist Guild is an organization whose mission is to provide a venue and support for local artists, as well as to offer education in art. The guild is composed of approximately 100 members from Corinth and the surrounding area. Our gallery features co-op members, who are guild members whose artwork has passed a selection process and is displayed for sale in the gallery, with a portion of that sale donated to the gallery. Periodically, classes are given in drawing, painting in different mediums, and pottery with occasional workshops taught by noted artists. The Corinth Artist Guild is located at 507 Cruise Street in our historic downtown. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Corinth Library was established in 1926. The current facility, built in 1969, is on the southwest corner of Main and Fillmore Streets in Corinth’s Historic District. The Library houses the Headquarters of the Northeast Regional Library, which has 12 other branches in four adjacent counties providing patrons with access to a total collection of 226,000 volumes. Art exhibits and displays are featured regularly, giving local artists an opportunity to share their talents with the community. Genealogy resources include: indexes, family histories, and U.S. Census records on microfilm. Library hours are open 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Wireless internet service is also available. To access the library catalog go to The Corinth Library phone number is 662-287-2441.

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