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.
Carrollton Center for the Arts
251 Alabama St. Carrollton,
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.
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.
Catherine Hardy Lavender Recreation Center
425 Willie North Street Carrollton,
30117United States(770) 834-0116
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
October 24, 2019
December 7, 2019
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,
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
Renowned surrealist painter, Carrie Ann Baade’s show, Wondering and Wandering, will open doors and windows of imagination at the Carrollton Center for the Arts, October 24 – December 7.
“Baade’s work is a beautiful blend of imagery inspired by paintings of the past and surreal figures that elicit both a sense of mystery and elegance,” said Marcella Kuykendall, Carrollton’s visual arts coordinator. “The artist reflects upon issues such as morality, politics and the individual quest for self-expression. Visitors will enjoy investigating the rich details and symbols in each work for the stories they hold and the fantastical worlds and characters they create.”
Baade uses remnants of Renaissance and Baroque paintings to create surreal landscapes inhabited by exotic figures. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and solo exhibitions at the Delaware Contemporary, Billy Shire Fine Arts in Los Angeles, the Ningbo Art Museum in China and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Florida. Raised in Colorado, Baade now lives and works in Tallahassee as associate professor of painting and drawing at Florida State University.
The exhibit is sponsored by Walt D’Ambrosio and Susan Thomas. There will be a Halloween-themed opening reception featuring live musicians on October 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Join us at the AMP for a FREE concert. For the first time ever, Chase Tibbitts and his band will rock the stage @ the AMP. With influences like Travis Tritt, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton and the Eagles, Chase describes himself as a “country boy with a rocker attitude.”
Chairs may be set out any time the day of the event.