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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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Nine different art organizations have collaborated to host the 2014 One City Art Festival. This year marks the second time this event has taken place. The One City Art Festival displays how Macon’s community has evolved for the best when it comes to the visual arts discipline. Middle Georgia State College is the principal supporter […]

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The Allman Brothers Band had a unique way of bringing all types of people together in the name of music. They were an essential force of crossing cultures and placing Macon on the global radar. The Allman Brothers Band planted a family tree that still stands strong, and you don’t have to be kinfolk to […]

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The lifestyle of Native Americans has been preserved throughout the United States with national monuments and reservations. Each year, during the middle of September, thousands of people from all over the Southeast and beyond come out to the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. This year, the dates fall on September 20 and 21. From 10 a.m. until 6 […]

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Although Winston Churchill was not popularly known as a visual artist, he created hundreds of paintings during his lifetime. He used art as a way to relieve the large amount of pressure associated with leading and serving his constituents. At one point, he thought his career as a politician had come to an end. Painting was a […]

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A little while ago, the first Praise Fest took place at the 567 Center for Renewal, a Knight Arts grantee. It was the beginning of a successful partnership with the Cherry Blossom Festival, a Knight Arts grantee, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The foundation recognized there were not many, if any, […]

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Macon Pops was not designed to be an ordinary performance group. In 2013, Matt Catingub, a Grammy Award-winning arranger, and Steve Moretti, a Grammy-nominated musician, played together, and this encounter gave birth to the Macon Pops. Although, this body of musicians and vocalists is labeled as an orchestra, they don’t reflect the stereotypes of what […]

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Each month, Historic Macon presents an author to speak on his or her literary work. The writer engages the audience by discussing, reading and signing their books. The salon series are named in honor of the late and legendary Sidney Lanier. Although he’s widely known as a a poet, Lanier was a writer, musician and so much more […]

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E Everybody looks forward to First Friday in downtown Macon. There’s a plethora of fun to enjoy including food, music and spirits. A lot of the venues book live musicians for this once-a-month event because it’s an extraordinary night that generates an economic boost to the community. Many cities around the United States have a […]

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Paint parties for all ages

Published on 25 August 2014 by in Macon

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It doesn’t matter what kind of occasion is going on, Shelly English and Virginia”Ginny” Walker will find a way to incorporate paint into the program. They are a daughter and mother force dedicated to making sure people of all ages embrace the art of painting. Not long ago, they started a movement called Whimsy & […]

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Every genre of music in the world can create some type of line dance. In America, you can definitely find a group dance associated with songs ranging from country to soul. Line dances have become so popular that people are trying to break records in the categories of attendance and the duration. If you wonder […]

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