March Family ARTSventure!

From Ireland to America

Join us for another exciting Family ARTSventures public performance presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) on Saturday, March 28th at the Douglas County Library at 10:30 am, located at 6810 Selman Dr. in Douglasville. The “Family ARTSVentures” performances enthrall all ages and are the perfect option for a weekend family outing. The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) presents free community performances to connect us all in cultural appreciation and support education curriculum. This March, an enumerating ensemble of three talents come together into one sensational moment.

“From Ireland to America” is a performance full of Ireland’s folklore and history. Irish culture comes to life as the talented trio, “Ah Surely Irish Music and Dance,” weaves traditional Irish music and step dance together into a foot-tapping, hand-clapping presentation. The trio will play the uilleann pipes (a quieter cousin of the Scottish bagpipes), the bodhran (hand drum), fiddle, penny whistle, and guitar. Come enjoy lively songs as they combine with audience interaction and enthusiasm. It was nearly a decade ago when John Maschinot and Evan Kinney were deep into a set of Irish reels at a pub session near Atlanta when a young dancer jumped in, feet first, hard shoes battering the heart pine floor. Claire Shirey turned out to be that dancer, and “hard shoes” are her instrument. That very day Ah Surely became a trio, on St. Patrick’s Day of year 2014. The trio has played concerts and festivals throughout Georgia. This is Douglasville’s rare opportunity to see them here in our very own local community place.

Mark your calendars for our following Family ARTSventures in April as Ramatu Affegbua-Sabatt peforms “Rhythm in Motion” on April 4th at the Dog River Library at 10:30 am. Follow our website @ and social media for event updates and tantalizing sneak-peaks.

Family ARTSventures is a program designed to introduce performing artists into the schools with curricula-based programs, followed by an appearance at a public event for children and adults alike to enjoy.  Funding to make “Family ARTSventures” possible comes from the GreyStone Power Foundation, Georgia Council for the Arts, Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and the Douglas County School System. For more information about “Family ARTSventures” please contact the CAC at 770-949-2787 or

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 or more information, visit

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.