Turner Center Acquires Property to Build Children’s Art Museum in 2022

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts has acquired the former Synovus Bank property near Downtown Valdosta, expanding the Center’s campus located on Webster Street, from N. Patterson Street to N. Ashley Street. The acquisition, made official in March 2021 through a donation from Dan and Carolyn Coleman, adds three properties to the Turner Center’s campus including the former bank building at 512 N. Ashley Street, a building at 506 N. Ashley Street, and a parking lot adjacent to the current Turner Center main parking lot. Read More

Harlee Webb Joins Turner Center Staff as Full Time Art Educator

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Harlee Webb was promoted to the full-time position of Art Education Administrator for the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, effective February 2021.

Webb began her career at the Turner Center as a part-time employee, while she was an art student at the Valdosta State University.  Webb received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education degree from Valdosta State University in December 2020. In her new position at the Turner Center, Webb is responsible for overseeing the Center’s Art Education Program, all classes, and all art outreach for the community.

“Harlee passionately seeks and utilizes a myriad of resources to serve our community with the arts,” said Turner Center Executive Director Sementha Mathews. “Her excitement is contagious. As our campus grows, we look forward to Harlee’s ability to grow the Art Education Program and increase our reach across the populations we serve.”

Webb can be reached by email at or by calling 229.247.2487.

Turner Center Celebrates Local Architecture with Guest Speaker Al Willis

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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will host a free event celebrating the history of architecture in Valdosta. Guest speaker Dr. Al Willis will trace the history of the bricklaying craft in Valdosta from the beginning through the mid-20th century. The public is invited to attend the event on Thursday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Park located at 605 N. Patterson St. Read More