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The Turner Center for the Arts’ Blog is a resource for all things “art and community” related in South Georgia and North Florida. Topics could range from what’s happening at the center, upcoming gallery offerings, featured artist interviews, staff interviews/spotlights, board member and instructor spotlights, the Center for the Arts Guild, profiling our upcoming Broadway shows and other regional happenings.

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts Receives $90K, Multi-Year Grant to Present the Levitt AMP Valdosta Music Series through 2025

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The grant opportunity uses music as a catalyst for social impact, providing matching funds to

activate underused public spaces and bring free outdoor concerts to Turner Center Art Park

VALDOSTA, Ga., (November 15, 2022)—The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a social impact funder supporting nonprofits nationwide at the intersection of music, public space, and community building, has announced that The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, Georgia has been awarded a multi-year Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award of $90K in matching funds to present a free outdoor music series at Turner Center Art Park in 2023, 2024, and 2025.

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Turner Center’s New Exhibit Opening Reception

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts’ opening reception is Monday, September 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 527 N. Patterson Street. The gallery opening features the work of Walter Hobbs – “For the Love of Mud”; Kenny Nobles – “Exploring South Georgia through My Lens”; and The Florida Artist Group, Inc. – “2022 Juror’s Choice Exhibit.” Admission is free and open to the public. Read More

Turner Center Seeks Nominations for Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts is accepting nominations for the Lena Bosch Lifetime Achievement Award. This inaugural award will recognize individuals who have exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the arts in our community through involvement with the Turner Center.

The award was established in 2020 to recognize Bosch’s lifetime of contributions to the Lowndes/Valdosta Arts Commission (LVAC), the Turner Center, and to the overall arts community. Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2022. Read More

Turner Center Presents New Gallery Exhibition

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts’ Gallery Opening Reception on Monday, Sept. 20, from 5-7 p.m., features artists Erin Kendrick, Jacksonville, “The Things We Bring”; Amy Bennion, Salt Lake City, “Your Glass”; and Travis D. Simmons, Valdosta, “Momus.” The reception will be held at the Turner Center main galleries, located at 527 N. Patterson St., and is free to the public. Read More

Turner Center features Tammy Kendrick in American Soundtrack Vol. VIII

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will host local talent with worldwide sound in a celebration of the best American radio hits of all time at American Soundtrack Vol. VIII on Saturday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainwater Conference Center, sponsored by Hanover Advisors. Backed by the Ed Barr Orchestra, the lineup of live performances and local talent is sure to encourage audience members to their feet. Read More

Turner Center features Jerry Newman in American Soundtrack Vol. VIII

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will host local talent with worldwide sound in a celebration of the best American radio hits of all time at American Soundtrack Vol. VIII on Saturday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainwater Conference Center, sponsored by Hanover Advisors. Backed by the Ed Barr Orchestra, the lineup of live performances and local talent is sure to encourage audience members to their feet. Read More