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, CAC Satellites Sweetwater Camera Club 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 http://artsdouglas.org/product-category/exhibit-artwork/
Exhibit opening May 10
The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) showcases a beautiful nostalgic collection of artworks this May entitled “Early Days.” Susan Knight Smith, Sally Storey Jones, Coë Steinwart, and Laura Smith exhibit an array of paintings that tell a tale of a simpler time. Take a moment to come into the center from your rushing around to experience the classic tones of the historical center May 10-June 24, weekdays 9 am-5 pm. An opening reception will take place May 13, 5-7 pm, hosted by the Farmer’s Table.
Coë Steinwart captures special places with bright colors and bold brushstrokes. She works primarily in watercolor and has won numerous awards and placements in permanent collections in the U.S. and abroad. Laura Smith focuses on prosaic scenes turned visionary with light. She is originally from Massachusetts and actually began her art journey by pursuing music studies and holds a Master’s degree in History. Sally Storey Jones captures moments in time as if out of a catalog of memories. She often begins with old photographs of peeling, dark buildings, but ends up trying to freshen them with her paints to look like they are new. Susan Knight Smith, once a teacher before an exhibiting and published artist, presents visions of yesterday in a dreamlike style. She works primarily in pastel to achieve her soft, expressive quality.
Farmer’s Table will host the opening reception on May 13, 5-7 pm, with food fit for the theme of our yesteryears. Farmer’s Table is a family owned and operated store that started as a little produce store inside of a gas station and continued to grow over the past ten years. They offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with a café, ice-cream parlor, market, fresh produce, and a gift shop with hand-crafted goods.
The Cultural Arts Council of 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 and more information, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.
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 Cultural Arts Council is supported in part by the City of Douglasville and the Douglas County Board of Commissioners
Local artists’ works for sale, food trucks, art activities for all ages, and live music!
Register to become a Pop Up Vendor at the “Tiny Fundraiser” reception nights on the following dates: (Limited Spacing)
Tiny Fundraiser and Summer Pop Up Parties
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 six opportunities to come shop local, support small business, 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.
The Tiny Fundraiser comes to the center every year, but you’ve never seen it like this before! Vendors will set up on the front lawn, music will play on the porch, and the community exhibit will be as unique as ever. Artists have been turning in their 6×6 works of art and they will soon be displayed for the months of July and August. The artworks are sold for $20 each to support the events and programs provided to the community by the Arts Council. You will have six opportunities to come shop and take part in fun events, all free to the public. Dates include: July 8, 15, 22, August 5, 12, and 19.
On July 8, 5-7 pm, the exhibit starts off with a bang, with an actual backyard BBQ catered by Zen Catering from our host of the evening, Douglasville/ Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority. The night will serve up sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit, veggies, and banana pudding. There will be lawn activities and water fun for the kids! On August 5, 5-7 pm, Hudson’s Hickory House will host the evening with their classic spread that has kept a community hogtied since 1971. All other nights will come with their own goodies and surprises, featuring favorites such as Sweet Sisters Ice Cream, Atlanta Bluewater Seafood, The Hud Truck, candles, crafts, art, and everything in between.
Mark your calendars to come out to one or all of these Summer Pop Up Parties. The Douglas County Art Guild will join the party with homemade refreshments for shoppers on July 15, July 22, and August 12. Two great exhibits will be on display throughout the months of July and August in conjunction with A Tiny Fundraiser. “Waterworks” exhibit will pay tribute to the greatest and rarest resource in our world – water—and it will run through the dates July 1-29 with artwork by four great artists: Patricia Hahn, Arnold German, Margalena Lepore, and Arlaine Morrison. In August, six artists will display work in an exhibit that reflects on the quarantine— “How I Got Over; A Lockdown Collection.” August’s exhibiting artists include Tiffany Charesse, rEN Dillard, Akua Hardy, Crystal Jin Kim, Joseph McKinney, and Sean Mulkey.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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. Artist who are chosen for exhibitions must also note that the CAC has final approval of all artworks submitted.