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The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts will hold its first opening reception of the year on Thursday, January 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 527 N. Patterson Street. The Center will feature the 17th Annual DrawProject; the 5th Annual Regional Artists Community Exhibit; The Colored Pencil Society of America (Southeast Region) with “The Fine Art of Colored Pencil.” Admission is free.

Artworks donated by area artists to the DrawProject fundraiser are auctioned at this annual event to support art scholarships at Valdosta State University. An online auction platform will be used for bidding and paired with a physical exhibition at the Turner Center. For more information and to see continually updated information for the bidding process and links, visit

The Regional Artists Community (RAC) provides opportunities for local artists to show and sell their works of art. The 5th annual RAC exhibit is just one of the places this is made possible. To learn more about the opportunities provided to RAC members or to join the community, visit

“The Fine Art of Colored Pencil” features work by the Southeast Region of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). CPSA strives to bring awareness to the beauty and richness of colored pencil as a medium for creating fine art and supports a network of district chapters in the United States to provide its members with opportunities to network with other colored pencil artists, take workshops, and participate in shows at the local level. To learn more about the CPSA, visit

All exhibits will remain open in the galleries and on the Turner Center website for the public’s enjoyment through Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024. For more information, call 229.247.2787 or visit Patrons who need special assistance may contact the Center to make those arrangements.