Cheating Sameness: Candyland Art Collective

May 21, 2020 @ 4:00 am July 2, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Candyland Art Collective is a visual art team consisting of Jessica Burke and Valerie Hanks, whose studios are 1,000 miles apart. Burke is Associate Professor of Art and Director of Foundations at the University of North Carolina. Her work explores the effect of popular culture on identity. Hanks is Assistant Professor of Art at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Her work centers around Shrinky-Dinks, a shrinkable plastic material that is molded and formed into colorful three-dimensional forms. Opening reception is May 21, 5-7 pm.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

Carroll Community Wind Ensemble

May 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm 4:30 pm

The Carroll Community Wind Ensemble was founded in 2011 and is open to anyone living in West Georgia/East Alabama who played a symphonic band instrument in high school or college. The group has become a vital part of the musical life of Carroll County, performing fall and spring concerts at the Amp and their popular Christmas show at the Center for the Arts.

Free

The Amp at Adamson Square

118 Bradley St
Carrollton, GA United States

Mayfest – CANCELED

May 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am 4:30 pm

Nestled among the historic buildings on Adamson Square, Mayfest has become one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the West Georgia area.

Featuring an array of handmade goods vendors exhibiting everything from paintings and pottery to baskets and bows, we promise there will be something for everyone. The delicious food vendors will tickle your tastebuds with southern specialties and festival treats. Kids (and those young at heart) will love the Children’s Village, which features rock climbing, inflatables, slides, games and prizes that are both family and budget-friendly.

Mayfest is open to vendors with products and crafts that are handmade. Solicitation is not permitted. Vendor applications are being accepted now until March 29.

JAM Session Quilt Exhibit

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am April 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This special invitational exhibit, in cooperation with the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, is a juried collection of works by the members of the GA/SC Region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), a global organization of fiber artists. Click here for details on the Imagine 2020: Quilting Expo and other exhibits.

Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

Christmas Holiday Party @ CHLC

December 14 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Nowhere to go for the holidays? Come celebrate with us at the Lavender Center. We play games, eat great food, listen to Christmas music and give away some great door prizes. The party begins at 3 pm and ends at 7 pm. All ages are welcome.

Free

Catherine Hardy Lavender Recreation Center

425 Willie North Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30117 United States
(770) 834-0116

Downtown Fall Festival

October 26 @ 5:00 am 7:00 am


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

Adamson Square

Carrollton, GA

Amp Movie Night: Hocus Pocus

October 25 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

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

The Amp at Adamson Square

118 Bradley St
Carrollton, GA United States

Wondering and Wandering

October 24 @ 4:00 am December 7 @ 12:00 pm

Carrie Ann Baade uses remnants of Renaissance and Baroque paintings to create surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic figures. Her work brings a contemporary voice to the past and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. The artist lives and works in Tallahassee, where she is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University.
Opening Reception: October 24, 5:00 pm
Free

Carrollton Center for the Arts

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

Oktoberfest: Muscadine Bloodline @ the Amp

October 12 @ 3:00 pm 7:00 pm

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

The Amp at Adamson Square

118 Bradley St
Carrollton, GA United States

Halloween Happenings Downtown

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