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The Curators Club meets on the second Wednesday of every other month starting in January. Its members volunteer regular monthly shifts at the Cultural Arts Center, greeting visitors, answering the phone, selling event tickets and giving tours. They assist with every aspect of the Cultural Art Council’s in-house programs and special projects. For information on how to become a volunteer with the Curators, contact CAC at (770) 949-2787.
The DC Arts Guild meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church, 5400 Stewart Mill Road in Douglasville. Members of the Guild are practicing artists and friends of the visual arts in Douglasville. It was founded in 1973, prior to the establishment of the Cultural Arts Council. Monthly programs have included workshops, studio projects, slide lectures, speakers and other educational programs.
The Guild hosts the reception for the CAC’s National Open Visual Art Show (previously the National Juried Art Exhibition) each November. Their members have exhibited at various venues around our area including: the Cultural Arts Center; the Dog River Library Gallery; the Courthouse Gallery; South Cobb Arts Alliance; Arts Clayton; and the Neva Lomason Library in Carrollton. The Guild also decorates the CAC’s Christmas tree each year with handmade ornaments which are for sale. Their one-of-a-kind decorations are very popular – and raise funds for their many activities. In addition the Guild has a very popular and successful Christmas shop open during Empty Bowls in December each year at the Cultural Arts Center.
The Douglas County Chamber Singers rehearsals are held at First United Methodist Church on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Founder and conductor, Vicki Orme, organized the DC Chamber singers in April 2002. The DC Chamber Singers’ purpose is to provide quality music for the citizens of Douglas County, always endeavoring to bring enjoyment to both listeners and performers. The DCCS have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and in Vienna.
The Douglas County Connection was founded by Helen Catron in 1990. During the past 24 years, the DC Connection has established, supported and sponsored community events that enrich the cultural experience in the Arts, particularly as it relates to African American culture and history…
The community theater group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Olive Tree in Villa Rica. This talented and versatile theater group presents main stage plays, dinner theater, and a summer festival of one-act plays which range from the classics to contemporary drama to plays written by local playwrights. Auditions are open and announced in advance of each production.
The Sweetwater Camera Club meets the second Thursday of each month. Doors open at 6:00 PM and meeting begins at 7:00 PM in Room 1 of the new Douglasville Conference Center, 6700 Church Street, in downtown Douglasville.
The purpose of SCC is to share and promote photography for enjoyment and
recreation. This large, enthusiastic group conducts monthly photo contests on
different themes and presents expert photographers as
guest speakers at each meeting.
The SCC conducts several field trips per month and stages local and regional exhibitions throughout the year.