Christmas in Carrollton

Whether it’s an altogether magical musical performance, pictures downtown with Santa, finding a unique gift or just sharing a cup of good cheer, ’tis the season to celebrate Christmas in Carrollton!

Irish Folksinger Harry O’Donoghue

November 20, 2020, 7:30pm
Folksinger, storyteller and songwriter, Harry O’Donoghue, tells Ireland’s story in song. Harry has shared the stage with the Savannah Symphony, Mary Black, Cathie Ryan, Andy M. Steward, Natalie McMaster, the Furey Brothers, Tommy Makem and Danny Doyle. He performs throughout the U.S. and Ireland and hosts GPB’s The Green Island Radio Show. Harry was voted Best Acoustic/Folk Artist by the readers of Connect Savannah. This show will feature special guest dancers. Sponsored by Bank OZK and Baxley Jewelers.
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and under)

Groove Gypsies: A Night of ‘70s and ‘80s Rock and Roll

December 4, 2020, 7:30pm
The Groove Gypsies bring their unique mix of ‘70s/’80s/’90s rock, Motown, new country and popular blues tunes to the Center for the Arts. The band consists of experienced and talented musicians from the West Georgia area.
Tickets: $10

Christmas in Downtown Carrollton

December 5, 2020, 1-4pm
‘Tis the season to celebrate Christmas in Downtown Carrollton. Bring your family to Adamson Square for an altogether magical day filled with festivities and fun. Check out the special offers at your favorite shops and eateries throughout the day and enjoy the lights and decorations that will add a sparkle to your evening. Follow us on social for details. From 1pm – 4pm, grab a cup of hot cocoa while carolers fill the air with sounds of the season. Shop the holiday gift market. Drop your wish list to Santa in our very special mailbox. Snap pics of your kiddos taking a sleigh ride with Santa – reservations required.
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Handmade Greeting Cards Workshop

December 5, 2020
Make and decorate cards for the season. All kinds of craft and drawing media will be available for you to play with and instructors will be stationed to provide creative suggestions.
Ages: All ages (Ages 6 & under will need a parent or guardian to assist)
Class Size: 4 Min.; 30 Max
Cost: $5 All materials included
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Christmas in Carrollton

December 11 – 12, 7:30pm
December 12, 4pm
The Carrollton Christmas tradition continues as the Community Chorus performs classics such as Children Go Where I Send Thee, White Christmas, Go Tell It On The Mountain, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and some less traditional works like Fruitcake and These Christmas Lights.
Tickets: $10 (Season ticket holders attend on December 11)

Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert

December 15, 7:30pm
Let the Carroll Community Wind Ensemble transport you to a winter wonderland with sentimental favorites such as Sleigh Ride and White Christmas.  Conductor Terry Lowry will take your requests at the piano.
Tickets: $10

CJO: A World Jazz Solstice

December 17 & 18, 7:30pm
The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra presents A World Jazz Solstice, featuring Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and other Christmas selections from around the world.
Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and under)

Greeting Card Show: Art Contest and Exhibition

Through December 13
Let the season inspire you to create a piece of artwork to participate in this special contest. All submitted work will be displayed at the Center for the Arts during the Christmas season.
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Small Packages

Through December 13
These small-but-mighty works reflect the diverse interests and expertise of the members of the Carrollton Artist Guild and Carrollton Writers Guild. All purchased items may be taken home immediately and make great gifts for friends, family – and yourself.
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The Art of the Quilter: West Georgia Quilters Guild

Through December 13
WGQG’s annual show of quilt projects, including bed quilts, wall hangings and home decor. Styles range from traditional Civil War and ’30s prints and patterns to modern abstract quilted art. The WGQG promotes the art and tradition of quilting through personal exchange, educational programs and community service. To learn more, visit www.westgaquiltguild.com.


West End Arts Market

November 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am 5:00 pm

The Carrollton Center for the Arts invites the public to kick off the holiday gift buying season with this one-day market for local artists. Artists who would like to participate should contact Marcella Kuykendall, at 770-838-1083, email mkuykendall@carrollton-ga.gov or stop by the center for guidelines, an application form and more information. Applications are due no later than October 23 and will be reviewed to ensure items fit the market’s guidelines. All artwork must be original in design and handmade.

Booth Fees: $10 Carrollton Artist Guild Members, $20 local artists
Admission: Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Small Packages

November 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am December 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Christmas holiday gift box on decorated festive table with pine cones and sparkle stars on wooden background. Packaging gift wrap and ribbons, twine. Winter time new year

Great things come in small packages. These small-but-mighty works, created by members of the Carrollton Artist Guild, fit within a 12 x 12 x 12-inch space and come in a variety of media and styles. All purchased artwork may be taken home immediately after purchase and make great gifts for friends, family — or yourself. This is the perfect opportunity for holiday shoppers to find amazing local artwork for everyone on their list.  The Carrollton Writer’s Guild will present a selection of their members’ books, poems and other writings which will also be available for purchase. Opening reception is November 5 at 5:00 pm.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Arts Festival of Carrollton CANCELED

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am October 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Come celebrate our 17th year, as the Arts Festival of Carrollton rolls out the red carpet for fine artists from across the United States. This two-day festival features more than 70 visual artists, entertainment, food trucks, youth exhibits and roving artists. Start your Art Savings Account by purchasing Art Bucks throughout the year to use at the arts festival.

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Carrollton Artist Guild Annual Juried Show

April 9, 2020 @ 4:00 am May 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Free

This annual exhibit features the work of West Georgia artists. Members of the Carrollton Artist Guild are challenged to create new work to fit into each year’s theme and compete for awards selected by a guest judge. Delve into the world of local creativity and support its makers. Opening reception is April 9 at 5:00 pm.

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083

Small Packages

November 7 @ 3:00 am December 14 @ 12:00 pm

Great things come in small packages. These small-but-mighty works, created by members of the Carrollton Artist Guild, fit within a 12 x 12 x 12-inch space and come in a variety of media and styles. All purchased artwork may be taken home immediately after purchase and make great gifts for friends, family — or yourself. This is the perfect opportunity for holiday shoppers to find amazing local artwork for everyone on their list.  For the second year, the Carrollton Writer’s Guild will present a selection of their members’ books, poems and other writings which will also be available for purchase. Opening reception is November 7 at 5:00 pm.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

251 Alabama St.
Carrollton, GA 30117
(770) 838-1083