The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County presents Douglas County Art Guild biennial exhibit featuring members once again for one of their most anticipated receptions of the year. View local art of various art forms in this collection of work dear to Douglas County’s own heart. Due to Covid-19 circumstances, the Cultural Arts Council will make the exhibit accessible to the community in the comfort of their homes. Join us May 11-June 25 as we navigate a new way to showcase artwork amidst changing regulations. Throughout May we will publicize artist interviews recorded within the center. Follow us on our social media platforms to hear in-depth discussions about art making, and check our website for updates at Artsdouglas.org. The CAC will continue to evaluate protocol during this time to determine a postponement date for a reception in June, hosted by Sweetwater Camera Club, where we can gather in person to appreciate art once again and cherish our local artists.
Whether you’re a photography or painting lover there is something for you to appreciate and enjoy from this group of talented artists. Whether the show represents art guild members paying tribute to the Cultural Arts Center, or the Cultural Arts Center paying tribute to guild members, everyone can pay tribute to the freedom to express art! Community comes alive as local artists join forces of creativity in a crucial time when art proves its nature to survive. Artists on display include Carol Collins featuring her “Dancing Sunflowers,” an acrylic painting to brighten the room with happiness, and Stella Spyrou’s “View to the Top,” giving us another unexpected angle of perspective in life.
If you are an artist wanting to get connected with other artists in the area, reach out to us for more information about how to join the Douglas County Art Guild. The Douglas County Art Guild, founded in 1973, is an organization composed of practicing artists and friends of the visual arts in Douglas County. The organization’s mission is to promote the arts in the community while advancing local artists through networking and exhibition opportunities. The Guild provides informative lectures, notable speakers, and educational demonstrations across all mediums in an effort to stimulate and inspire its members. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church.
The Sweetwater Camera Club is a rapidly growing, family friendly camera club native to Douglas County whose members are comprised of photography enthusiasts of all capacities. Established in 1988, made up of art-appreciating volunteers, and headed by photographer Janet Newton, the club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the Douglasville Conference Center.
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. For directions and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.