Family ArtsVentures! 2017 Lineup Announced

The Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County presents FREE family shows in the “Family ArtsVentures!” program. This year the shows are partnered by the West Georgia Regional Library system and will be held at the Dog River and Douglasville library branches.

“This year three performers will bring their curricula-based entertainment into three schools and then follow it up with a free performance at the library for parents, grandparents and siblings to enjoy the show together,” said Davina Grace Hill, Executive Director of the CAC. All the shows are about 1 hr long, completely free and in an entertaining way, impart educational concepts. “For example, being charmed by butterfly puppets is just plain fun, leaving with information about the butterfly life cycle and Douglasville’s own butterfly gardens trail is the lasting impact,” said Hill.

Piccadilly Puppets

perform “Butterfly Ballad,” narrated by Mother Nature, about the Butterfly’s life cycle and migratory patterns. FREE 1 hr. family show is on Sat., Sept 9th at 10:30am at the Douglas County Library, 6810 Selman Dr. in Douglasville. They will also do two shows at Holly Springs Elementary .

Storyteller Andy Irwin

takes a trek down the Ocean in “Offut’s Environmental Epic Show,” learning about recycling, pollution and how all living things are interdependent. Ride along! FREE 1 hr. family show will be Sat. Sept. 23rd at 10:30am at the Dog River Library, 6100 GA-5, Douglas County. He will also perform at Factory Shoals Middle.

Note that Andy Irwin’s show is the same day as September Saturdays. It takes place at 10:30 and September Saturdays starts at 11:30 so families can make a full day of activities by enjoying both festivities.

Musician Brien Engel

brings unique “Glass Harp Music” to explain how science and music are intertwined and to show how everyday objects can make musical instruments. FREE 1 hr. family show will be on Sat. Oct. 7th at 10:30 at Dog River Library, 6100 GA-5, Douglas County. He will also perform two shows at Bill Arp Elementary.

Family ArtsVentures! are sponsored by a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, matched by Greystone Power Foundation, City of Douglasville, Douglas County, and Douglas County Public Schools.