Carrollton Main Street invites you to attend our annual Art Takeover in Downtown Carrollton. Main Street business members in and around Adamson Square are partnering with the University of West Georgia School of the Arts and Carrollton Center for the Arts for a festive evening in Downtown Carrollton from 5 pm – 8 pm. Art Takeover features 25+ host locations hosting local artists from the Carrollton Artist Guild, artists from the UWG School of the Arts faculty and UWG student artists. In addition to the works of art, Art Takeover will also feature several local musicians in and around downtown.
Carrollton Parks and Recreation and Carrollton Main Street welcome you to an altogether spooktacular event on Adamson Square, Oct. 26. Come dressed in your best costume and trick-or-treat around the square, play fun free games and jump and slide in the inflatables. Munch on $1 snacks (cash only) and participate in the costume contest held at the Amp. Sponsored by Scott Evans Nissan & Scott Evans Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep. Free
Natives of Mobile Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster started Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016. Charlie’s contemporary vocals complimented by Gary’s harmonies and masterful guitar licks make MB a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity. Their sound intertwines the brash irreverence of early southern rockers with the seductive quality of 90s country love songs. Captivating hooks heard in songs like “Movin’ On” and the aggressively anthemic “WD-40” stand as a testament to MB’s wide ranging music-making capability. Noah Hicks and Drew Parker open the show starting at 7:00 pm. Join us at The AMP for a FREE concert – no admission required. Chairs may be set out anytime day of concert. No flash or professional photography allowed. Special thanks to our sponsors City Tavern Carrollton & Brown Dog Eatery. Free
Halloween is approaching at a full gallop! As the temperature and leaves begin to drop, head downtown to enjoy these frightfully fun fall festivities.
Amp Movie Night: Hocus Pocus Friday, October 25, 8:30pm, The Amp on Bradley Grab the kiddos and enjoy dinner at one of our many downtown eateries. Then, head to the Amp for movie night featuring the funny Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. Free
Youth Theatre: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow October 25 – 26, 7:00 p.m., Carrollton Center for the Arts The Carrollton Youth Theatre brings Washington Irving’s gothic story, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to the Danny Mabry Theatre stage, just in time for Halloween. In the play, a late-1700s school teacher named Ichabod Crane comes to Sleepy Hollow, New York, and finds himself at odds with a local named Brom Bones over a woman named Katrina. Meanwhile, the ghost of a soldier who lost his head to a cannonball during the American Revolution haunts the area every night in search of his missing head. Carrollton Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman said, “Our production this fall is full of special effects that will put you in the mood for Halloween.” Tickets: $10 Adult $5 Youth
Carrollton Parks and Recreation Dept.: Downtown Fall Festival October 26, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Adamson Square Parks and Rec’s annual Downtown Fall Festival will bring candy, costumes and a carnival atmosphere to Adamson Square. The popular yearly festival features trick-or-treating around the square, free games and inflatables for jumping and sliding. Snacks will be available for one dollar, cash only. Children through the age of 12 are encouraged to come dressed in their best costume and participate in the costume contest, held at 11:00 a.m. at the Amp. PS: Don’t forget to bring a basket for trick-or-treating with the downtown businesses. Sponsored by Scott Evans Nissan & Scott Evans Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep. Free
Interactive activities for the entire family at STEM Fest give students in the community the opportunity to interact with field professionals.We pride ourselves on a festival that spreads the knowledge of science and engineering. Hands-on activities offer a unique learning experience and enhance the interest of STEM career paths. Contact us: WestGASTEMFest@gmail.com
With help from a Carrollton Main Street Downtown Beautification grant, Norton Properties founder and CEO, Jason Norton, recently completed a total renovation of the building at 118 Rome Street.
“This building is absolutely beautiful,” said Main Street’s board president, Faith Mallory Wright. “Jason and his team have done a wonderful job preserving the building’s historic value while integrating modern accents to give it a fresh look. I am so happy to see these grant funds used in a way that enhances the look of our downtown.”
The $2,500 beautification grant offset some of the cost of renovating the building’s facade. Norton described the redesign of the building as “industrial minimalist.”
“I wanted to take what had become a neglected, tired space and bring it back to life,” said Norton, who graduated from UWG as an economics major in 2004. “This space is my most ambitious project to date, but it made sense because the location is right and the numbers work. My hope is that this space will attract a quality commercial tenant to further enhance our wonderful downtown community.”
The purpose of the Main Street Downtown Beautification Program is to stimulate downtown development, improve the visual image of properties within the Main Street district and generate pride in the community. Applicants may receive up to $2,500 per project and must match the grant funding, dollar for dollar. The grant money can be used for awnings, signage and exterior painting and staining on the building, trim and door.
For questions about 118 Rome Street, call (678) 941-3493. For more information about the Downtown Beautification Grant, please call Carrollton Main Street at (770) 832-6901 or go to https://carrolltondowntown.com/merchant-support.