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.

St. John Middle School Tours Turner Center Galleries

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Seventh grade students from St. John Catholic School visited the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts on Wednesday, December 16. The students and teachers Pam Rickman, Social Studies, and Christine Cabral, Art instructor and a member of the Center’s Regional Artists Community, were given a tour by the Center’s curator Bill Shenton. Mrs. Cabral said the students were particularly interested in the East African artifacts exhibit and VSU artist Julie Bowland’s plein air artworks, currently on display in the main gallery.

For more information on local arts or to schedule a tour, visit or call 229.247.2787.

PAAC Hosts December Meeting in Bennie’s Alley, Downtown Valdosta

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The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) will host their next monthly meeting on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at 4:40 p.m., re-scheduled from its original date due to Christmas holidays. This public meeting will be held in Bennie’s Alley, Downtown Valdosta, followed by a ribbon cutting for a new mural at 5 p.m. and the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration on the Courthouse Square at 6 p.m. Read More

Turner Center Hosts Bluegrass & BBQ

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It’s Bluegrass & BBQ for the Turner Center’s Music in the Art Park concert on Friday, Nov. 13, from 7-9 p.m., featuring Lost Dogs Found—a bluegrass band from Hahira, Ga., who were recently inducted into the Georgia Country Music Hall of Fame. Sponsored by FLO Custom Apparel & Design and Johnson’s Frames & More, the concert is one of several FREE outdoor community events that have taken place this year in the Art Park, located at 605 N. Patterson Street. Read More

PAAC Hosts October 15 Meeting at Turner Center

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The Valdosta Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) will host their next monthly meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. In order to practice social distancing, this public meeting will be held in the Josette’s Gallery of the Turner Center for the Arts, located at 527 N. Patterson Street. It is requested that each attendee wears a mask.

The purpose of PAAC is to further the purchase, creation and appreciation of public art for its aesthetic value to the community. The PAAC also encourages the preservation and protection of works of public art which play a vital role in the economic development of the community.

PAAC meets on the third Thursday of each month, and meetings are open to the public. For more information about the PAAC, call 229.247.2787.