Dear Friends of the Arts,

Happy Spring Into Art!

The Turner Center’s doors reopened May 11 for our 33rd Spring Into Art exhibition, following several weeks of closure caused by COVID-19. More than 250 pieces of original art graces our seven galleries—exquisite art that may also be admired in the sales galleries on this website or purchased by art enthusiasts. The Spring Into Art exhibition will remain open for FREE public viewing during the Turner Center’s business hours through June 24: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Center will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for the duration of the Spring Into Art Exhibition.

Because we deeply care for the health and safety of our patrons, artists, members and other stakeholders, the Center will continue to practice the following safety precautions for the duration of the six-week Spring Into Art exhibition and until future notice, including but not limited to the following:

  • The Center staff is committed to adhering to necessary sanitary procedures to maintain a clean and safe experience within the galleries.
  • Until further notice, a limited number of people will be allowed into the galleries at one time and will be requested to wear a mask for the safety of others.
  • Patrons will be allowed to enjoy all first-floor galleries and restrooms, all of which are sanitized regularly; however, no one will be permitted into any other areas of the Center.
  • Patrons who need special assistance may contact the Center at 229-247-2787 to make those arrangements.

We are thrilled to be open for business, and staff is hard at work to keep you creatively engaged and to reintroduce some of our popular art classes and activities, as well as launch our summer concert series in the Art Park.

It is difficult to know exactly when life will be back to a new normal. So, in the meantime, we commit to communicating through the many informative pages on this website and our other digital platforms. Be sure to visit us often to stay informed.

The arts enrich our lives, communities and culture, and will also be instrumental in getting us back to a new normal. As the arts hub for our area and region, we will be here with the creative and innovative programs, events and experiences that you’ve come to expect from the Turner Center for the Arts.

On behalf of the Turner Center staff and the Lowndes/Valdosta Arts Commission Board of Directors, Happy Spring!

Sementha Mathews, Executive Director
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