The Allison’s Wells School of Arts & Crafts is a non-profit educational organization, located in the downtown “Historic District”, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Canton, Mississippi, 20 miles north of the capital, Jackson, just off Interstate 55. The School is the rebirth of the historic Allison’s Wells Resort and Art Colony which existed from 1879 to 1963 when destroyed by fire. The School is based upon the teaching ideas that began with the old art colony combined with the new and exciting ones.

The purpose of the Allison’s Wells School of Arts & Crafts is:
To open new horizons
To awaken new interests and aspirations
To create an awareness of one’s capacity to grow
To provide life-long adventures in learning that are joyful and enlivening
To inspire enlightened citizenship that builds a satisfying community life

A vital part of this school is the Allison's Wells Artists & Craftsmen. Their mission is to develop a climate of artistic expression through enrichment, education and preservation of heritage while fostering a platform for artists and craftsmen to share their talents with the community.

Upcoming Events:


Ages 8-12: July 9th-July 12th, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ages 13-18: July 16th-July 20th, 2018

Canton Young Filmmaker's Workshop - "Junior"
Description / Application

The Allison Wells School of Arts and Crafts is a program under the Canton Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. For more information, please contact:

Allison's Wells School of Arts and Crafts, Inc.
P.O. Box 53
Canton, MS 39046
(601) 859-1307

Allison's Wells Artists & Craftsmen