As the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) continues to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely,
the health and well-being of our community and members is of utmost importance to us. Sadly and, after much consideration, the CAC has decided to cancel The Taste of Douglasville/Chili Cook Off (Best of Both Festival) scheduled for October 17th.
As the pandemic has halted businesses throughout the State, nonprofits and arts are taking a hard hit. The CAC, a nonprofit organization, had to cancel 2 out of 3 of the largest fundraising events due to the pandemic this year. These cancellations not only make a negative impact on the CAC’s revenue but an impact on artists whose sole income is based on commissions and performances. We are now calling for our community to stand up for when “You Can’t Save the Date—Save the Arts” funding campaign to support the arts center.
The CAC is calling all heroes to make a donation to support the programs, arts education, public art, and events in the community. Every dollar makes a difference and every dollar brings us closer to the goal of $30,000. Special benefit levels will be offered with marketing opportunities and incentives.
For over 30 years the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) has been the primary arts producer and promoter in Douglas County. Our 1901 house, on the Historic Register, provides a cordial atmosphere for nine art exhibits each year, promoting local and regional student and working artists. Arts in Education is the primary focus of the CAC, producing two week-long Arts Camps annually, teaching art and music classes on site, and providing artists to the Douglas County School System for in-school programs for free. Recently created, the “Pop Up Arts Shop”, serves as an incubator for upcoming local artists to sell their works of art. The CAC also serves as a welcome center providing tourists information about the area. CAC also produces The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Cheers to the Arts, Arts Camps, Camp Scholarships, and two major community-wide festivals (Chili Cook Off and Taste of Douglasville).
The CAC looks to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents and visitors. In addition, the arts center looks to enrich the community and improve the quality of life through its ability to enrich an environment, but also ignite the imagination, encourage thought and to prompt discourse.
Learn more on how to get involved and support the funding campaign at artsdouglas.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, more information, or to make your reservations, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770-949-2787.
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