Winter Wonderland Winners

An Arts Center Aglow

On the evening of Thursday, December 2, The Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/ Douglas County (CAC) was ablaze with excitement and talent from students throughout Douglas County. Douglas County art teachers held in-school contests among their students and submitted their top “Winter Wonderland” artwork into the gallery to be hung on the walls with care – and not a spot has been left empty! Come view the exhibit through December 17, and see every holiday treasure from snow globes and gingerbread to elves, sleighs, Wintery cabins, and polar bears!

Harvester Christian Academy hosted the evening with goodies galore and entertainment. The community rang in the season with piano players, ukulele performances and guitar solos. In the CAC’s Wintery Wonderland, four award recipients were chosen from four categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. The awards are sponsored by The Red Cockerill Gallery in Austell.

Chapel Hill Elementary School, 1st grade, Sophia Lin

South Douglas Elementary School, 5th grade, Josiah Crenshaw

Chapel Hill Middle, 8th grade, Leah Nikitenko

New Manchester High School, 11th grade, Eden Reece

The Red Cockerill Gallery, owned by Ann Cockerill, has been a part of the Austell community since 1975. They provide quality custom framing, a beautiful selection of original artwork, and limited-edition prints. They also offer classes and workshops throughout the year. Please visit for more information about their offerings.

Families, remember that CAC gift certificates are perfect for hiding in a card, the tree, or stockings. If you plan on making memories with your friends or children next year, a CAC gift certificate may be the best opportunity for quality time. Every season brings new classes and opportunities for all ages to the CAC, with pop up opportunities through the year. More than any year before, this year might be the one to give the gift of experience.

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 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