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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.

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

Turner Center features Rob Evans in American Soundtrack Vol. III

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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 Announces Winners in “The Art of Writing Contest”

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts and its Young Writers League (YoWL) hosted the first annual “The Art of Writing” contest sponsored by the Georgia Council for the Arts, Guardian Bank, and the Greater Valdosta United Way for middle and high school students in Valdosta, Lowndes County, and the surrounding areas. Sixty unique pieces of writing based on the inaugural “Living United” theme were received for the contest. Read More

Turner Center features Kenji Bolden 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 Receives Grant from Georgia Council for the Arts

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The Lowndes-Valdosta Arts Commission (LVAC) was awarded a $15,000 grant on behalf of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. The grant was awarded by Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA), a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, as part of its initial disbursement of grants for fiscal year 2022. A total of 218 organizations were awarded 266 grants that provide more than $2 million in funding to arts organizations throughout the state. Read More

Turner Center Prepares for American Soundtrack Vol. VIII

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts is gearing up for the highly anticipated celebration of the best American radio hits of all time performed live and backed by the Ed Barr Orchestra. American Soundtrack Vol. VIII will take place on Saturday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rainwater Conference Center. This unique event integrates all the best parts of local and national music culture. Read More

Cheryl Carvajal Awarded Turner Center Art Educator of the Year Award

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts awarded Cheryl Carvajal with the 2021 Art Educator of the Year award at the Gallery Opening Reception on June 14.

Carvajal began teaching at the Turner Center in 2019, where she was instrumental in helping the Turner Center launch a new writing program for youth ages 11-18. The Young Writers League (YoWL) was designed to inspire and guide young writers and encourage them toward authorship. Read More