Exhibits on display at the Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/ Douglas County rotate every month to two months. Each exhibit is freshly coordinated, with certain exhibits returning annually or biennially: Youth Art Month every March, Winter Wonderland Holiday Exhibit featuring local students every December, National Juried Arts Show (NJAS) every September, a photography exhibit every Fall in honor of Photography month in November, and Douglas County Art Guild presenting a group show every other year.
You can stay updated with upcoming exhibits by checking our website Calendar of Events at Artsdouglas.org, following us on social media, or checking your local listings and newspaper publications. Become a member to receive personal updates, and have our newsletter and gallery postcard mailed to you every quarter.
Don’t forget to Shop the current collection of artwork from the comfort of your device at https://artsdouglas.org/product-category/exhibit-artwork/
Free Yourself on a Visit to the CAC
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) presents Formed Free, a journey into the abstract, on display May 8 to June 23, 9 am to 5 pm. Viewers can visually escape, explore, puzzle, and be surprised as they tour the gallery. Carlos Anduze, Pamela Jameson, Lauren Loden, and Alan Vaughn are the four featured explorers of shape, line, color, space, value, and texture. You will want to meet the artists to ask questions about the work and their processes at the opening reception Thursday, May 25, 6-8 pm, hosted by The Junior League of Douglas County.
Carlos Anduze is a born sculptor who spent much of his career in tax law and the business world; his roots have always been in the arts, seeing sculpting as a “tango,” a dance of coaxing forms from rock, marble, steel, resins, and concrete. Pamela Jameson (Pam Joy) has a background in advertising, teaching art history, and experimenting with various styles of painting and different mediums. Lauren Loden retired from a career in marketing to pursue life as an impressionist encaustic artist, focusing on fluid seasons of wonder, loss, rebirth, letting go, and serendipitous connection. Alan Vaughn is a fine artist and art teacher who creates mosaics, and designs floor art, and who recycles painted floor art samples from his past as the medium for his large tiled hanging wall art. Together, the four artists showcase an exhibit that balances all of the elements: dark and light, large and small, contrast and flow, air and earth, feminine and masculine, 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional, and more.
Visit your home for the arts to explore the world of abstraction, losing yourself in the spaces and solving the riddles of interpretation with each piece. Take a tour to learn more about what makes a successful abstract work of art, and find the elements of design in sculptures, encaustics, paintings, and mosaics. During a discussion of his work, Alan Vaughn said it perfectly, “Some people will love to see it, and some people will say: ‘Wow, what is that? And I think that is great! That is exactly what the Cultural Arts Council is for!’”
Junior League of Douglas County (JLDC) hosts the opening reception for the contemporary abstract exhibit Formed Free on Thursday, May 25, 6-8 pm. The purpose of the JLDC organization is women around the world being a catalyst for lasting community change, committed to inclusive environments and diverse individuals, organizations, and communities through effective leadership and promoting volunteerism.
The Cultural Arts Council 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 or more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org.
The mission of the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents by providing an atmosphere conducive to the arts, broadening the spectrum of quality exhibits and performances available to the community, and fostering individual interactions with the arts through a wide range of satellite groups. The programs and activities of the Cultural Arts Council are supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
It’s a party in your backyard this Summer! Right here in Douglasville at your home for the arts, the Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/ Douglas County hosts four opportunities to come to shop local, support small businesses, taste a variety of culinary skills, and buy a small artwork for your personal collection to help the arts in your community survive. The events are always free and open to the public, with plenty of parking provided for guests.
- Thursday, July 13, 5 – 7 pm – “Cool off with the CAC”
- Thursday, July 20, 5 – 7 pm – “Summer Nights”
- Thursday, August 10, 5—7 pm – “Tasty Treats Night”
- Thursday, August 17, 5—7 pm – “Game Night”
Are you a fine artist interested in exhibiting at the Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/ Douglas County? Send your artist statement, Gallery proposal, and images of your work to Program Coordinator Brittany Gilbert at email@example.com. Your work will be presented to the Gallery Committee for consideration in an exhibit over the next few years. Exhibits are planned up to three years in advance with attention to specific themes and can be subject to the organization by art forms. The Gallery Committee has the right to coordinate exhibits at CAC discretion, and a right to censorship of subject matter due to the nature of the gallery clientele and its attendees. Artists who are chosen for exhibitions must also note that the CAC has final approval of all artworks submitted.
Support for CAC exhibits is generously donated by Georgia Council for the Arts