CJO: A World Jazz Solstice

December 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra presents A World Jazz Solstice, featuring Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and other Christmas selections from around the world

$15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and under)

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

CJO: A World Jazz Solstice

December 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

The Carrollton Jazz Orchestra presents A World Jazz Solstice, featuring Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and other Christmas selections from around the world

$15 Adults, $10 Youth (12 and under)

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

Christmas in Downtown Carrollton

December 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

‘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.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:
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. Click here to book your time slot.

Adamson Square

Carrollton, GA

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.
Click here for more info.

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
Register here.

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.
Click here for more info.

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.
Click here for more info.

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.


Trick-or-Treat ‘Mask’uerade Downtown

October 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Adamson Square, October 31, for an altogether spooktacular day! From 9-11 am, kids will “mask”uerade along a one-way, socially-distanced path collecting their candy and goodies. Merchants will be stationed outside and will place wrapped candy in trick-or-treaters’ bags. Roving judges will recognize outstanding costumes. All participants are encouraged to wear face masks. Afterward, grab lunch at one of our downtown eateries and enjoy other events happening at businesses around the Square.
Free

Adamson Square

Carrollton, GA

West End Arts Market

The Carrollton Center for the Arts will kick off the gift buying season with the West End Arts Market, a one-day market for local artists, November 7, from 11am – 5pm.

“With the holidays approaching, the arts center wants to give our public the opportunity to buy something original, not something that is mass produced or marketed,” Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman said. “The West End Arts Market gives people the opportunity to purchase something unique while supporting our local artists.”

The market will feature items, from jewelry to glass ornaments, woodwork to paintings and pottery and more. All artwork at the event will be original in design and handmade.

Trick-or-Treat ‘Mask’uerade Downtown

Bring your trick-or-treaters, ages 12 and younger, to Adamson Square on October 31, for an altogether spooktacular day. From 9-11 am, kids will “mask”uerade along a one-way, socially-distanced path through each quad, collecting their candy and goodies. Merchants will be stationed outside and will place wrapped candy in trick-or-treaters’ bags. Roving judges will recognize outstanding costumes. All participants are encouraged to wear face masks.

Enjoy other events happening at businesses around the Square this month. Check our Facebook page for details.

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

Fried Green Tomatoes

September 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Filmed in Georgia and containing several scenes of Banning Mills near Whitesburg, Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 comedy-drama based on the Fannie Flagg’s novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It stars Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Mary-Louise Parker. It tells the story of a Depression-era relationship between two women, Ruth and Idgie, and a 1980s friendship between Evelyn, a middle-aged housewife, and Ninny, an elderly woman.

Tickets: $10 (includes water and popcorn)

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

Studio Practice: UWG Faculty Art Exhibition

September 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibit celebrates the creations of the faculty at the University of West Georgia and features a diverse selection of work including painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, sculpture, video, installation, printmaking and book arts. Opening Reception: September 17, 5 – 7pm.

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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