Painting, drawing and creating art are some of the best ways to cope with the quarantine blues. While doors are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Turner Center for the Arts is taking the benefits of creativity out into the community.
More than 500 youth art bags, filled with colored pencils, paints, chalk, a sketch pad and other art-related supplies will be distributed to the youth at Hudson Docket and Ora Lee West on Friday, March 27, at 11:30 a.m. Approximately 300 more bags will be delivered to various locations on Monday, March 30. The art bags are sponsored by Guardian Bank, a longtime partner of the Center and community supporter of the arts.

The bags will also contain story writing activities and stickers provided by the South Georgia Regional Library, another robust partner of the Center.

People of all ages may visit the Turner Center’s Facebook page for daily creativity prompts and other art-related information. The Art Park, located at 605 N. Patterson Street, is a wide-open space suitable for creative chalk murals on the fence or in the parking lot—while also practicing social distancing. People are also encouraged to thumbtack their artworks to the fence for all park visitors to enjoy.

For more information, visit www.turnercenter.org or call 229-247-2787.