The Arts Council of Appling County received great support during the 2015-2016 season. Without this help we would not have been able to present the community with shows like In the Pines: Part II, Elaris Duo, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline and other events we were proud to host.
Last year the ACAC promised to put more emphasis on promoting our local talent. We did so by holding our annual Fall and Spring Art & Handcrafts Shows, A Community Christmas, Appling Variety Show and In The Pines: Part II, our annual production that highlights various stories relating to the history, folk-life and heritage of Appling County and the Wiregrass region. This year we are making that same promise by hosting these lauded events and more. Our new events line-up begins TODAY (Thursday, May 5) with the first of our quarterly Storytelling Series, here all participants are encouraged to share their own stories and tales based on the theme of the evening. May 20 brings the first event of Summer Concerts at Water Works Park, a free monthly summer series that will include two fine Appling County bands: Station No. 7 and KennyRaiVern in addition to talents from other Georgia cities. A children’s musical, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, is scheduled for April. We are also hosting classes taught by great local talents! These include a quarterly Story Writing Workshop with Mary Ann Ellis, Spirits & Strokes – fun evenings of painting – with Judy Johnson and Rag Rug Crocheting with Barbara Baker. We are also planning a Costume 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run in October and Cruising for Murder, a murder mystery dinner experience, in February. We have a season full of ways for everyone to celebrate and participate in Appling Arts!
The Arts Council of Appling County works and collaborates with the local school and community groups to encourage and stimulate the practice and appreciation of all of the arts by supporting the equality of all individuals to share in creative expression. We hope that you, your business and your friends will consider helping to fund our cause this year. The arts contribute to community vitality. A growing body of research points to the arts as an engine for civic renewal. Citizen engagement in the arts creates a strong shared identity and instills pride in a cultural heritage. (Sources: The Community Arts Network; Social Impact of the Arts Project/The Reinvestment Fund; The Urban Institute) The ACAC truly believes that the events it presents help to enhance Baxley and Appling County as an exceptional place to live, work and play! We hope you agree!
Our Early Bird Membership Drive is going on now through the end of June. You can find a membership form with discounted rate details by following this link. Your membership is a tax deductible gift. Thank you for your support of the arts in Appling County!