“I have seen the critical role that the Arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities… the Arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement…” — Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft
At Thomasville Center for the Arts, we echo these thoughts day-in and day-out. We are proud advocates for Arts education, outreach, experiences, and creative collaborations — and we do these things together with you. Here’s a snapshot of how YOU have supported us, grown with us, and inspired us in 2016 as we celebrated our 30th anniversary year.
With the talent of eight new artists, the Artists In Residence program has grown exponentially, introducing new Arts disciplines into the local school system.
In partnership with the City of Thomasville, unveiled the “Handle with Care” sculpture by Sandy Proctor in Downtown Thomasville — part of the Center’s ongoing Art In Public Places initiative.
Through THOM magazine, engaged over 100 local businesses and absorbed the creative conscience of renowned writers and subjects within the publication’s pages.
With the help of our newest Resident Partner, Southern Shakespeare Company, furthered the exposure of classical drama to youth in our Art In the Afternoon program.
Via field trips and experiential learning opportunities, honed our exhibition strategy to present the permanent collection as an educational tool, starting with the work of H.C. Martin, donated by Philip Wertz.
Continuously inspiring the community with art installations and exhibitions in public spaces, like Grassroots Coffee Co., in order to promote our historic Downtown.
Created by TCA and Scott Elementary students, ornaments representing the State of Georgia were seen by an estimated 250,000 visitors to the White House’s National Christmas Tree.
Presented two signature experiences, the 21st Annual Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival and Due South, to enhance the region’s creative economy and provide a platform for artistic expression and creative inspiration.
Due to the strength of our local partnerships and the vitality of our artistic community, the Center received over $300,000 in private foundation grants, with 90% of this support coming directly from grantors in our immediate region.
None of these accomplishments would be possible without our shared vision to inspire our community. Thank you! Please consider extending your impact as a creative catalyst by supporting the Center with a contribution.