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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Macon that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Beverly Blake.

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The free outdoor movie screenings hosted by Macon-Bibb Parks & Recreation, a Knight Arts grantee, have proven to be successful and well-attended. Actually, this concept has a global appeal. People all over are watching video on outdoor screens and structures. Last year, Macon-Bibb Parks & Recreation started a movie series. Their program entails showing throwback […]

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The College Hill Alliance was established to revitalize the College Hill Corridor and connect Mercer University to downtown Macon. Over the years, working with funding from a Knight Foundation grant, the group has worked to make the historic neighborhoods that comprise the Corridor places where folks want to live, work and play. The goal is […]

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It’s been 14 years since construction began on the new Tubman Museum, a Knight Arts grantee. Although it was not intentional, the wait was definitely worth the while. The new Tubman Museum, which opens at 310 Cherry Street on May 16, is the largest of its kind in the state and the Southeast. This beautiful […]

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On May 4, the Riverside Cemetery and Conservancy, a Knight Arts grantee, will host Full Moon Euphoria, its annual fundraiser benefiting preservation efforts in the cemetery. The focus of the event is moonlight photography–an activity that is increasingly popular nowadays. During Full Moon Euphoria, professionals will teach those in attendance various techniques that can be used […]

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The Georgia Municipal Association is a nonprofit conglomerate that was created to go to bat for cities in Georgia. As of this date, 521 townships are members of the Georgia Municipal Association, which provides a plethora of services to help its members make their cities prosper. The Georgia Municipal Association, also referred to as GMA, […]

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In an age when we have more access than ever before to new movies from the privacy of our homes, it’s becoming increasingly popular to also gather communally and watch films in public outdoor spaces. This month, the Macon Film Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, has teamed up with the Hay House, also a Knight […]

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It’s been almost 80 years since Macon hosted its first soap box derby. These multipurpose races involve design, science and sportsmanship, and they’ve been held in the city on an on-again, off-again basis throughout the decades. In 2009, the Magnolia Soap Box Derby was started in conjunction with the College Hill Alliance, a Knight Arts […]

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The Macon Arts Alliance’s annual Fired Works benefit is much more than a display of potters making and selling their works for a great cause. So many cultures around the world use various styles of kilns to create fired works that can range from bricks to fine porcelain. This annual nine-day lineup of activities for […]

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One of the most eclectic places in downtown Macon happens to be a Knight Arts grantee called Fresh Produce Records. Everything outside of the norm definitely happens at this business venue. You may be strolling down Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and witness an old school bus being transformed into a party bus in the […]

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Each year, The 11th Hour, a local newspaper that covers Middle Georgia, produces a Readers Choice Awards ceremony to recognize key players who make up the community, dining and entertainment scenes. This year’s award concert and presentation will take place on April 11th. One of the categories generating the most buzz and anticipation is the competition for […]

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