Douglasville, Georgia – The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County is getting a new look across the board. New events are taking off like “Cheers to the Arts” beer tasting in September; a new logo will be released in August, a new public art initiative is underway, along with many other great plans. The gallery also received a facelift receiving new lighting throughout the building. LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting was installed throughout the Gallery by local business, K-Mac Electric which will reduce its carbon emissions, increase efficiency, and improve the quality of light in the gallery. Executive Director, Emily Lightner stated “Lighting plays an integral role in the exhibits and has been a much needed upgrade for many years.” Mrs. Lightner continued “All of this has been possible thanks to our donors: Philip Montgomery, Douglas County Art Guild, an anonymous donor, K-Mac Electric, and our raffle participants.” The Cultural Arts Council wants to invite everyone to their next programs listed below to view the stunning new lighting.

Upcoming events:

August 16, 5 – 8pm: Closing Reception of Creative Families and 6×6 Tiny Fundraiser – Enjoy refreshments, wine tastings, door prizes, and much more!

 September 6, 6 – 8pm: National Open Visual Arts Show -Showcasing a wide variety of high-quality art from around the country – bringing national perspectives to our community located on the edge of Atlanta. Awards sponsored by The Convention & Visitors Bureau.

 September 8, 12 – 3pm: All About Art Open house –  Meet our expert teaching artists, register onsite for classes, enjoy artist demos, and so much more.

 September 20, 5 – 8 pm: Cheers to the Arts: Come “Game Day” ready! Enjoy live entertainment by “Almost Famous” band, a beer tastings, outdoor games, and art vendors.

The mission of the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville & Douglas County is to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among Douglas County residents and visitors 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 Center is located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, located about 20 miles from Atlanta and just off I-20 (exit 36). Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.  For more information, please call 770.949.2787 or visit our web site —