If you’re looking for a unique and one-of-a-kind gift that showcases the talent of a local artist, then head to the Pop Up Arts Shop at the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC). This month’s featured artist is Laura Smith, a self-taught painter who creates stunning oil paintings inspired by urban landscapes.
Meet Laura Smith!
Originally from Quincy, Massachusetts Smith has since moved to Carrollton, Georgia. Smith moved to Carrollton, Georgia in 1995 to pursue music studies at the University of West Georgia. Although she had no formal art training, Smith always enjoyed creative outlets. Smith discovered her passion for painting in 2017 after joining an acrylics group at her local recreation department. Smith quickly switched to oil paint and began painting urban landscapes from her travels and childhood home.
One of the hallmarks of Smith’s style is the strong light and shadow patterns. These often fall across abandoned buildings, alleyways, bridges, and street scenes. She enjoys tackling the perspectives, angles, and straight lines offered in the urban environment. Her work has been recognized by the National Oil & Acrylics Painters Society, the Booth Museum of Western Art’s Art Guild, and the Carrollton Artists Guild.
About the Art Shop
Now, you can view and purchase Smith’s work at the Pop Up Arts Shop at the CAC. From coasters to beautifully framed originals and prints, there’s something for everyone. The Pop Up Arts Shop is the place to find amazing one-of-a-kind gifts created by local artists. The CAC features a different artist each month that works with varying mediums. So be sure to stop by for some amazing arts and crafts before they’re gone!
The CAC is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville. Open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Cultural Arts Council’s mission is to nurture, guide, and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents. They accomplish this 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 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.