“CELEBRATING STORYTELLERS” is a collection of short films and photo documentaries, produced by Blue Magnolia Films in association with Corner to Corner Productions, commemorating 100 community voices for the Mississippi Bicentennial, linking the historic memory of people and places to the future of revitalization for small towns. During 2017, ten “hub” cities hosted community workshops, as part of a statewide storytelling initiative, the first of its kind, sparking a rolling conversation about what is means to be Mississippian at this juncture in history, and how small towns can model the way forward, through sharing their success stories, and helping to cast a positive vision for the future. All stories and storytellers were nominated by the communities. Resulting images are being circulated around the state, integrated into community revitalization projects, downtown interactive galleries, community screenings and events, as well as a coffee table book, honoring the multiplicity of voices around the state. From December 2017-March 2018 a 200-image walking gallery spanned a mile through downtown Jackson, MS. Making it the largest open-air gallery in the United States. Featured in the New York Times, this innovative storytelling model and its creators, Chandler Griffin and Alison Fast, are making their way across the South, holding workshops and assisting communities in the telling of their own stories.